Monthly Archives: December 2010
This Week In Travel – Episode 66
This week’s guest is Spud Hilton, travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. This was also the first episode of the podcast ever recorded with all the participants in the same room (usually we aren’t even on the same continent).
Home For Christmas….And Sick As A Dog
A quick update to explain where I’ve been lately…
The last week of travel was brutal. I went from Bangkok to Tokyo to Honolulu to Seattle to San Francisco to Las Vegas to Minneapolis to Green Bay.
The two longest legs of those flights (Tokyo to Honolulu and Honolulu to Seattle) were both overnight, red-eye flights where I didn’t get any sleep. Throw in jet lag on top of that and I was exhausted.
In Las Vegas, my flight to Minneapolis was canceled and I had to sit for 3 hours in the baggage claim waiting for my bag to get taken off the canceled flight.
When I woke up the next morning in Las Vegas, my body decided that it had enough and I was sick.
Just to give you an idea, I spent almost all of Christmas day in bed sleeping. I have a headache, sore muscles, a very sore throat and I am tired all the time.
I am glad I was able to make it back to Wisconsin for Christmas. This is the first Christmas without my dad and I’m really glad I could be here for it, even if I was sick.
As a result of all this traveling and sickness, you may have noticed a serious lack of activity on the website. I have some very cool announcements and stories to post come 2011. Until then, I’ll probably just be hibernating trying to beat whatever has made me sick.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and with that, I’m going to take some more Nyquil and go back to bed.
Daily Travel Photo – Tonle Sap, Cambodia
I was amazed when I saw all the houses on Tonle Sap with TV antennas. Even if you have a house made of sticks which floats on the water, it doesn’t stop you from having television.