Yahoo Travel: Rest in Peace

I lost my job at Yahoo Travel this week.

sunset-yahoo-travelIt’s my first involuntary separation. I initiated all of the previous ones. The first time was in college. I had a stellar work-study job – bartender at the campus pub. When I returned from summer break my senior year, the pub was transformed into a sleek food service operation and I was told that my beertending responsibilities now included food prep. Like Norma Rae, I cried “Hell no! I won’t fry!” and was promptly reassigned to a position as receptionist at the Cultural Center. Continue reading

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I was quite surprised this morning to receive the Very Inspiring Blogger Award nomination from The Penniless Traveler. Check out her site; it features engaging destination posts from her bucket list with helpful tips for travelers with limited finances.  Thank you, Penniless Traveler!

Very Inspiring Blogger AwardThe rules of the award are as follows:


1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.  Accomplished in paragraph one.

2. Post the award image to your page. See above.

3. Share 7 facts about yourself. Hmmm. Here goes…

  • I love going to the movies by myself but hate eating alone in restaurants.
  • I think that noise-canceling headphones may be the single greatest invention of the past ten years.
  • I believe that the most meaningful gift a parent can give a child is the love of travel. Thank you, Mom and Dad!
  • I don’t know much about fashion but I do know that a smile is an essential accessory.
  • I wish that politicians cared less about doing what’s popular and cared more about doing what’s right.
  • I get up at 5:15 each morning to write before going to the job that pays the bills and never hit the snooze button.
  • Nothing makes me happier than sharing a meal and a bottle of wine (or two) with good friends.

4. Nominate 15 other blogs and inform them about it. These are blogs that interest me and not all travel-related.  Please take the time to take a look; I think you’ll like what you see.