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August 1, 2023

The Passport Predicament: The Real Hunger Games You Didn’t Sign Up For

Did you ever think you could binge-watch the entire ‘Game of Thrones’ series, learn a new language, and perhaps even teach your old dog a new trick while waiting for a simple piece of documentation?Well, welcome to the

July 31, 2023

Pompei’s Grotto and Lou’s Fish Shack Close for Good Due to Pandemic

In the past few years the Federal government, various state and local agencies started handing out ungodly sums of stimulus money to businesses (and of course, you and me) due to the shutdowns imposed on the world.The goal

July 30, 2023

From Payroll Problems to Viral Victories: How a Texas Restaurant Saved Their Own Ass

It’s become an all-too familiar tale in the post (sorry, present) overreach world of restrictions, fludemics, and overall jackassery by the good ‘ole…G O V T…and the brain dense people who support such shambolic thuggery.Today’s installment sees a

July 29, 2023

Google Travel is Apparently ‘Not a Big Priority’ for the Search Giant

Well, isn’t it curious that the bigwigs over at Google are suddenly hush-hush about travel? It’s almost as if it’s slipped a few rungs on their priority ladder, it would seem.Parent company Alphabet’s chief business officer, Philipp Schindler,

July 28, 2023

A Passport Power Shift: Singapore Dethrones Japan as Global Leader

Should you want to obtain a passport from Singapore, consider it a smart move. It may the ‘most free’ country you’re going to deal with for many years…A passport originating from the Southeast Asian nation is officially deemed

July 27, 2023

Flyer sues Frontier ‘for not being a budget airline’

A woman from Florida has initiated a class-action lawsuit for $100 million against Frontier Airlines, accusing the company of masquerading as a low-cost carrier. She alleges that the airline employs deceptive “bait-and-switch” strategies related to its luggage rules

July 26, 2023

Taco John’s in the Minneapolis Skyway Closes, and why it matters…

When’s the last time you found yourself in the kaleidoscopic maze that is the Minneapolis Skyway…did you ever stop to consider its enigmatic charm?What? You’ve never been there? Me neither. But it’s apparently pretty cool.But who cares?We should.The

July 10, 2023

When No One Cares That the 5-Year Old is IN the Baggage Carousel

Me and the Missus rolled our non-coffee filled bodies out of bed, dragged combs across our heads…and made the 30-minute trek from Goodyear, Arizona to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at 6:00 AM.Destination: Our ‘current’ home of Grapevine,

July 8, 2023

My Failure to Comply Got me the Royal Hush (a Laughlin Story)

‘Due to my failure to comply…Here’s why I would have been better off dropping my coins in the girl’s mouth than then the video poker machine…’Roadtrip.Laughlin.[UPDATE: This article was written 2 years ago but I have reprinted for

July 1, 2023

Amazon ‘helping the little guy’…maybe (or not)

Amazon recently launched a new program that effectively forces small business owners to do their dirty work, delivering packages during the last mile of delivery.It is an audacious move by the e-commerce giant, which has long leveraged its

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