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Travel Tuesday: The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC (Video)

March 4th, 2014

When most folks picture the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, one of the most iconic images that will inevitably come to mind is the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Oftentimes known simply as The Empress, the hotel first opened its doors on January 20, 1908, making it one of the oldest hotels in the province. And [...]

In Victoria for GottaCon Gaming Convention

February 27th, 2014

Even though it’s only a short ferry ride away, I actually have not been to Victoria since a high school field trip I took some 15 years ago. Well, I’m hopping back on a ferry and making my way over to the province’s capital this weekend for GottaCon. Dubbed “Victoria’s gaming convention,” GottaCon encompasses quite [...]

How to Pack Less on Your Next Trip

February 17th, 2014

Going on a trip can be a lot of fun, but many people have developed the nasty habit of over-packing. They’ll bring far too many clothes, far too many toiletries and way too many “things” that do little more than take up space and make for a less pleasant vacation or business trip. When we [...]

Travel Tuesday: The Quad Las Vegas Hotel Room Video Tour

January 14th, 2014

Las Vegas is one of those travel destinations where you can spend exorbitant amounts of money on lavish luxuries or you can have a perfectly good time on a very frugal budget too. More than anything else, the location of your hotel should be one of your biggest concerns and that’s part of how we [...]

Back in Las Vegas for International CES 2014

January 6th, 2014

Many people know me as a “tech blogger,” since I write about smartphones, tablets, cameras, game consoles and other consumer electronics. And as part of my duties as a “tech blogger,” I attend trade trade shows and industry events, allowing me to keep up with the cutting edge of technology. I attended my first CES [...]