Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Downside To Having The Greatest Job In The World

Posted by on October 19, 2010

girl with a camera at the Grand CanyonOne thing that really pisses me off is when I hear models complain about how hard their job is. I don’t care how many hours you have to stand there or how long it takes to apply makeup, at the end of the day you are a model not a coal miner. Coal miners have a reason to bitch about their job. It is dangerous, dirty, dark and one way or another it will probably kill you. To the best of my knowledge, no model as ever suffered from “fashion lung” disease.

Likewise, I often hear travel writers how their job is not all that glamorous. That they don’t have good wages, their assignments are very hard, press trips are very hectic, etc.

Well, let me just say for the record that I have the greatest f*%#ing job in the world. There is nothing else I’d rather be doing and I have no regrets whatsoever about traveling around the world. I’ve seen and done things that only a small fraction of our species ever will. I highly recommend “world traveler/photographer/blogger guy” as a career path to all you high school kids out there.

That being said, while the positives far outweigh the negatives, there are some negatives. (more…)

8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Las Vegas

Posted by on October 16, 2010

I’m in Las Vegas for Blog World Expo where I spoke yesterday on the subject of “Travel Porn”. This is a fascinating city which I’ve visited many times. Here are some things you might not have known about Sin City:

  1. There are 124,270 hotel rooms in Las Vegas. Actually, there are probably more than that at this point. It would take 340 years to spend an evening in each room. 19 of the 25 largest hotels in the world are in Las Vegas. The four hotels at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Tropicana Ave. have more rooms than all of San Francisco.
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8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Quebec

Posted by on October 6, 2010

I’m currently in Montreal after having spent the last several days visiting Toronto and Ottawa by train (The Canadian passenger rail company VIA Rail is instituting a new wifi service so I and several other bloggers were invited to try it out.) I’ll be heading to Quebec City later today and I figured it would be a good time to do another installment of “8 Things You Might Not Have Known..”

  1. Quebec is Canada’s largest province by area. At over 1,500,000 sq/km it is almost 50% larger than Ontario and only slightly smaller than Alaska. It is not as large as the Canadian territory of Nunavut which is over 2,000,000 sq/km in size. Nunavut is not a province, however.
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