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Monday’s Links For Curious People, Lake Tahoe Edition


This week has been pretty productive for me. I’ve spent most of my time chained to my computer catching up on photo editing, writing and other projects. I’ve gone from being behind the curve to slightly ahead. I still have a lot of writing and editing to do, but I’m a bit ahead of things with some blog posts.

I was invited to an event in Lake Tahoe this week for and as I am getting caught up I thought it would be a good trip. I have never been to Tahoe before and the scenery should be beautiful.

I’m also going to be doing something very strange for me: I’m going to be flying without a checked bag. Because I normally have to carry all my possessions with me I always check a bag when I fly. I’ve never lost a bag and the time spent at the baggage claim isn’t usually a big deal for me. The idea of just being able to hop on and off the plane is something I’m looking forward to.

I also get to go hot air ballooning!!

New Feature

You may have noticed yesterday a guest post by Anil Polat about his trip to Iraq.

This is something I’m looking to do on a weekly basis. If you have an interesting travel story that you think should be featured, send me an email (Gary at my domain name). You story should be genuinely interesting and should have photos and video to go along with it.

You don’t have to be a blogger or a writer to have your story featured. Your story also doesn’t have to be a trip per se, it should just be travel related and interesting. Please do not contact me if you are just looking for a quick link for SEO purposes.

What I’m Watching

I haven’t purchased any new books this week. I’ve been busy working and haven’t gotten through the books I have from last week. Also, I can read anywhere but there are some things I can only do in the US. One of those is enjoy Netflix. This week I managed to go through most of Season 4 of Mad Men on Netflix.

I’ve also caught up with the recent season of Entourage, but that isn’t as big of a deal as they are only 3 episodes in.

I don’t watch much television, but I have to say the state of the shows I’m seeing is HORRIBLE. If I see another show about pawn shops and I’m going to go to a pawn store and stick my face in a used lawn mower.

What is especially sad is the state of the Travel Channel. They have basically become the Food Network and their latest show is about a guy who runs a truck stop….which has nothing to do with travel. All these cable networks are becoming indistinguishable.


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  1. Hope you’re enjoying my home! How long are you in Tahoe for? I live in Colfax, which is not too far from the lake. About thirty minutes from Truckee. My whole family will be up there this weekend paddleboarding at the lake for an event!

  2. Bob Crunch says:

    The same can be said about the History Channel. The fact that Larry the Cable Guy has a show on History Channel is all that needs to be said about them. Great article!

  3. bethany says:

    I feel the same way about No Reservations. I used to love that show but now it is all about food, all the time. I don’t mind it but they have 500 million other food people so it gets old. Personally the only foodie TV host I find entertaining is Adam. I think the Travel Channel really needs to switch things up. I hardly watch it anymore.

  4. RG says:

    I gotta say, I really like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Even Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. I could do without Man vs Food. But Anthony Bourdain… I want to be him when I grow up.

    • Gary says:

      I really don’t have anything against Anthony Bourdain. I enjoy the show. The problem is rather than making him “the food guy”, they just keep replicating other food shoes.

  5. Rita Taylor says:

    Your photos are amazing. Some of them was so beautiful that I was just in awe.

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