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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Follow aMemphisTraveler Blog at the New Address

Remember, if you haven't already, be sure to follow aMemphisTraveler at it's new address:  so you won't miss any of the travel tips and ideas as well as any other ramblings I come up with along the way.  Such as this one passing along some survival tips and inspirational thoughts from Bear Grylls. 


Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year - New Web Address

This will actually be my last post.  I just wanted to post one more reminder that the blog is moving.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas Travelers! 

I hope everyone had a good one.  I got to see a very rare White Christmas, which was exciting.  I'm just glad it didn't cause me the headaches it is causing other travelers this week.

I just got a chance to look through my newest National Geographic magazine (always a good source of new 'life-list" destinations) and found this great photo of people dressed up as St. Nicholas leading Krampus, a "mythical Alpine mischief maker" in Bavaria (Germany).

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sports Analogy - Man Up!

Many sources have been discussing the recent "wussification" of America.  In the arenas of movies; the male lead recently has become the meek indecisive lead; and there is a recent trend of always blaming problems on someone else instead of taking responsibility and fixing them.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Back From New York and Christmas Party Time

First - The Parties:

Its Christmas party season and if you haven't been to one already, you most likely have one coming.

If you are throwing a party and want to avoid the slightly played out "tacky sweater" theme, just go the traditional route and stay classy with this quick party plan.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Gifts For The Adventurous Gent - 2010

Ok, Christmas is coming and the inevitable what should I get my Dad, Uncle, Brother, Nephew, Son, Grandfather, Husband, Boyfriend, etc.  Well don't worry, I have done the work for you. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Movies For Guys - Christmas 2010

Yes, it is time to start shopping for Christmas.  This is a public service announcement to help all you last minute people get a jump on it this year.  I'm starting with movies because they are just generic enough to be a good gift for almost anyone and I'm listing movies guys like because I know what I like/what is good.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Six Flags New Orleans, Still Abandoned

And still standing, but not for much longer.

First off, New Orleans is always a good time, and tourism is a great way we can help them since it is one of the main aspects of their economy.  We rode the train down from Memphis last year after Christmas, something I always wanted to do, and the views and people on the train were very interesting.  It took a little longer than driving, 8 hours, but it is well worth it because you can relax, listen to music, read or have some wine instead of worrying about driving the car.   My pictures can be seen here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Week Roundup

  • I've wanted to experiment with my own burning pumpkins since I discovered these pictures a couple years ago.  Maybe I will get a chance this weekend.  The above picture if from the collection of the best burning pumpkin pics on the Web.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chilean Miners Could Be Coming To Memphis


One of the countries in the world that is at the top of my personal life list to visit is Chili, and it was recently the setting to the big mine worker rescue.  If you haven't heard about it, you must have been very unplugged for the past few weeks.  The country has a wide variety of climates and landforms, which are all displayed beautifully in the southern region of Patagonia.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

a Dapper Gent's Travel Tips

I have noticed this the past few times I have been at the airport or the train station.  People dress to "be comfortable", in their "juicy" sweatpants, but they end up looking like the just rolled out of bed.  A rule I like to follow is to dress like you want to be treated and the author of the article below seems to agree and says that dressing up a few notches will get you better attention from flight attendants and security personnel on your travels.

Monday, October 11, 2010

End of Summer 2010

I have to continue a personal tradition that I just realized I started two years ago with the first post on this blog.

Even though it is still not feeling like it outside; the tradition that I have come to adopt is to recognize the last day of Summer 2010 with a drink and remember all the great things that happened.  Even though it was a couple weeks ago; I'm going to once again have a Dark 'n Stormy to toast the Summer that was and look forward to more great travels near and far in the upcoming seasons.

Thanks for reading.


Thursday, October 7, 2010