Category: Modes of Transport

Hiring a Driver vs. Renting a Car

I’ve touched on this idea once or twice before but let me expand a bit. I have a friend who is exceptional at finding certain types of travel bargains. I once found a rental car for $8/day. She found one in the same place for just over $1/day. That said,...

Doing the Right Thing

“I thought you’d be mad.” “Are you kidding me?! I’m telling EVERYBODY!!!” This is the true story (as I know it) of a girl who did the right thing. My daughter was just finishing up four months of studying abroad for college. Before returning home, she and her roommate, who...

Worst (or Best) Taxi Ride Ever

You might say he was in the wrong line of work. A taxi driver whose driving skills are basic at best and who doesn’t know his way around his own city. He not only had to use GPS but also stop to ask directions. Four times! I’ll be the first...

Dinosaur Fossils and the Indestructible Camera

“Look straight down,” the balloonist told us, “you see that dirt road that kind of squiggles off to the left? If you were to follow it down into that canyon you’d end up at a bunch of dinosaur fossils.” “Real fossils?” “Yes. Still embedded in the rocks. There’s a walking...

Take a Ride… on Heavy Metal

With a great deal of chuffing, 500 tons of steel slowly begins inching along. Not even walking speed. Trees and landmarks creep by the windows. The brass fixtures and polished wooden trim speak of a bygone era. An era most of us have never seen firsthand and yet, one which...