Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I think I need to book another trip for early next year just to relax from this trip. While it does get cooler over Christmas and New Year, it still beats the nasty Seattle weather. The biggest challenge is finding time on the schedule to actually go! I'm thinking June, but that just seems so far away. Let's hope it is sooner than that.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
You can read the complete methodology in the article (link is above). The Top 10 Safest Cities (according to Forbes) are as follows:
1. Plano, TX
2. Portland, OR
3. Honolulu, HI
4. San Jose, CA
6. New York, NY
7. Santa Ana, CA
8. Anaheim, CA
9. San Diego, CA
10. Glendale, AZ
Saturday, October 16, 2010
With that said, I am booked and heading to the Hilton Hawaiian Village in the next few weeks for vacation. I always use my vacations to gather more content for my blog, and this one is no exception. We are planning on attending the Waikiki Starlight Luau during our stay, and I have seen the penguins, flamingos and swum in the super pool so many times that I plan to email John Forest and find out what else I might be able to do during my trip. Maybe there is some secret tour at the Hilton that I don't know about? Or maybe I can get a room upgrade so I can have uninterrupted views of the crystal clear Hawaiian waters. Stay tuned, I'm excited to hear what he says!
In any case, I will be doing a full review of our stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village so watch this space for more information over the next couple of weeks.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I don't need to say it although I will - my blog has been less than impressive lately in terms of posts and content. I just started a new job my company about 6 weeks ago and it was around that time that my creativity hit a wall and my blog took a vacation. I'm blogging today from Las Vegas - I'm at the Blogworld New Media Expo and boy have things changed since I attended this event in 2008. Blogging is no longer for geeks - its mainstream. Lots of different age groups are represented here at the conference and its so lovely to see a travel blogger track this year (which is where I have been spending a lot of my time so far).
I'm hoping the conference will give me a kick in the butt and help me get back to the blogging game. And with a trip to Hawaii less than one month away, now is a perfect time to kick into high gear!
One of the things I learned at the conference today (although its really a no-brainer) is use your own photos on your blog - its much more compelling for travel writing than taking other people's content off the Internet. You'll notice I don't have a photo on this post - because I need to get down to the strip and capture all that is Vegas on my own! Hopefully I'll be able to share some with you early next week (yes I forgot the cord for my digital camera).