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beginning to plan.

If you know me, then you know I love to plan. And if you REALLY know me you know I will go overboard with planning the stupidest little things. 360 more words


The Countdown Begins.

Six weeks until departure for the plains.  Departure details will be forthcoming, but everyone needs to make arrangements to leave from campus early a.m. on May 14th.  35 more words

The Trip

Suite dreams: Will the Airbnb generation ever realize what they're missing?

The Hoxton Hotel in the 2nd arrondissement in Paris is what the hospitality industry calls, with punchy verve, a “boutique hotel.” More often than not, this means it has the fashionably youthful aesthetic of a Wes Anderson movie and costs rather more than the Ritz. 1,770 more words


The Trip’s Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon: "We're not a double act"

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon talk their third series of The Trip, what it takes to be funny and their friendship, all served with a good dose of their customary bickering. 18 more words

Barbados’s ubiquitous rum shops, nearly as old as rum itself, are ingrained in its culture

Tell well-heeled travellers you had dinner in a rum shop and you can see disbelief cross their faces. But oh, what they miss. Dinner at Braddies Bar in Bath Village on the outskirts of St. 1,994 more words


In the modern bars of Paris, cocktail culture reigns supreme

“From the start of the American republic,” David Remnick writes in an introduction to the essays of the wayward critic A.J. Liebling, “the most tantalizing means of indulging a youthful desire for escape and recreation has been the sojourn in Paris.” … 1,072 more words