The week in travel: October 8, 2010

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Oct 8, 2010

I woke up this morning with absolutely no clue where I was. I had yet to open my eyes, but as I lay in bed, a dozen or so thoughts flashed through my brain, and among them, “Are we in California? No … that’s not right … and not New York. What time zone is it again?”

And I might have jumped out of bed because I thought I had to go rummage sale shopping with my uncle … in San Diego.


Because my brain is clearly too addled to come up with a segue and has reverted to a Tarzan-like level of communications … Here. LINKS. Good. You like.


Apparently a California college student (and US citizen) found a weird recording device / GPS tracker on his car … but he didn’t realize exactly what it was until the FBI showed up, asking for it back.


Hee hee hee – what with my dark and evil sense of humor, I found this delightful. No gold for you!


If you’re a fan of 30 Rock, you must check out NYMag’s glossary list of terms from the show.  I’m still reeling from People’s Gaypublic of Drugafornia (which I will be visiting in a few months). Link courtesy of the brilliant Deanna. If you aren’t reading her blog, you should.


My friend Giselle dubbed these the UGLIEST SHOES EVER. They are, for the record, Air Jordan high heels. Personally, I love the idea of something that “looks like a sneaker and feels like a pump” but that’s because I’m a fan of both copywriting and irony.


Scientists may have figured out why all the bees are dying. The culprit, they believe, is a fungus. Still no answer as to why they basically fly off into nowhere when they’re about to die … but the current theories include “insect-insanity.”


In an attempt to channel my hate into something a little more productive, I’ve turned my experience at the Plaza into some actionable steps that you can take to make your next trip less heinous. Check out my new post on Gadling: 8 Ways to Improve a Stay at a Bad Hotel.


Has Big Ben gone digital? No, thankfully, but if it ever did, it would improve the accuracy rate of The Simpsons predictions about 2010.


I absolutely love Gray’s take on what makes a great traveler. It has nothing to do with the number of places you’ve visited or a hardcore nomadic lifestyle. As long as you have a passion for it, kids, you’re a traveler.


This is not self-promotion. It’s sibling promotion. Check out the spoof of “The Ring” my brother did for Disney. It’s shockingly not crappy and kind of adorable.

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