Getting to Saigon during the Holidays 2010

My alarm began to buzz faintly at 6:30 am like any other Thursday, yet unlike most late weekdays, I was already awake. It’s been 10 years since I’ve crossed a major ocean for travel, but more exciting was today I was leaving for the first time to Asia and the first major trip with my …

Asia is best experienced as much with the eyes as is with the stomach

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ Buddha I’ve just returned from my Southeast Asia trip – all be it, 3 days returned. It’s taken me some time to adjust to the 12 hr time difference. This was an amazing trip for …

Airline Fee Chart – a must bookmark

As much as I travel for business, you would think I know the ins and outs of airline fees etc. However, unlikely in my case, as I just call up the corporate travel secretary and give the details of where and when, and my travel is booked. So when I’m traveling for personal, I need …

Top Club in America is in Denver?

Is it the banging sound of tracks not to be released for weeks even months on the best sound systems, the continuous crowds contributing to a positive vibe weekend after weekends, the sunshine terraces with hot sweaty dancers, clubland holds the night owl draw for many of us. It’s DJ Mag produced on March 25th, …

Expats leaving Dubai, dumping cars and dreams at the airport

I have a friend that lives in Dubai, I believe it might be his birthday this week but I’ve been reading about the crashing effect of global downturn in business, especially that of the construction capital of the world: Dubai. It seems that many expats are just junking their cars at the airport as they …

Wine tours in upstate NY

The last time I went on a wine tour on the east coast was out to Northfork Long Island and the best part of the experience was the scenic drive and just getting some familiarity with LI. The wines were average at best and those that I thought were good, turned out to be sour …

New Orleans & Jazz Heritage Festival 08

This past weekend several friends from around the nation gathered in the still broken community known as the Big Easy for the NOLA Jazz Festival. To a certain extend only one of the two iterations of this nickname are still true: The French Quarter is still one big open speak-easy, however, its no longer true …