Monthly Archives: October 2009

Words to Travel By

For those of you who love to travel, like myself, here are some “words to travel” by. When you travel to a new location or city, do you end up doing the “tourist” stuff? If so, read the list!

  • Meet the locals and do what they do (this is especially fun when you’re in a foreign country).
  • Look for a spot to eat before you’re starving.
  • Pack light – if you’re not sure whether to bring it, you probably don’t need it.
  • Maintain a safe following distance.
  • At least once, stash your guidebook, map, iPhone, and camera in the hotel room and just take a walk. This is fun!
  • Leave a generous tip for your hotel housekeeper.
  • When you visit a foreign country, learn a few simple phrases in the local country.
  • Wear sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a smile!
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Posted by on October 24, 2009 in Just for Fun!, Travel


Life in the Desert…From the “Desert Dude”

phoenixWell here I am again, in the desert, in Phoenix, AZ having fun in the sun! People have asked me why I go to Phoenix so often? The main reason is the weather — warm, sun-filled skies, and just being in the desert is fun. The very first time to Arizona was a meeting planner familiarization or “fam”  trip to Tuscon. We were able to see various areas in and around Tuscon, and it was then I knew I had to come back. What draws me back is the sun and great weather.

This trip is just a pleasure trip, to get in some sun and fun before the fall and winter weather comes to the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I love living in Oregon, but; the rains and cold wintery weather can be a bit too much at times!

There is a lot to see and do in the Phoenix area.  If you’ve never been here and need a get-a-way, I highly recommend the area. Scottsdale is a great place, along with Phoenix. The new “Metro Light Rail” gets you around much of central Phoenix, and takes you out east to Mesa, with a transit station in Tempe.

As always, I hate leaving this area when I know I have to return home. It’s always fun to get away and explore other cities, but it is good to be back home too!

The Desert Dude (aka Dale)