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Hey That’s My Parking Spot!

Have you noticed how territorial we get about parking places.  If you go to a place regularly you kind of get into the habit of parking in the same place and it is REALLY annoying when you find someone parked in “your” place.  Maybe it is because we are creatures of habit – or perhaps that space you park in at the office gets the shade during the day.

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Knock Knock – Room Service

Do you ever order room service? I find that I rarely do but I know it is a popular feature for many whether you are in a hotel or even on a cruise ship. Hotels.com has just released its first-ever Room Service Report, and we now have an interesting list of the most unusual room service orders. After polling hotels around the world, the findings of this report show many interesting surprises, like hotel room service is on the rise, as well as weird orders, extravagant requests, Canadian favourites, and more.

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Moon River Colorado Style

I just got back from one of the most amazing trips – I know I say this a lot but this really was spectacular.  I did the Rocky Mountaineer from Moab to Denver.  So relaxing sitting next to those big windows surrounded by incredible scenery and following the course of the Colorado River.

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The Wonder of Duct Tape

Every house should have a roll of duct tape.  This stuff is amazing.  It can do just about anything around the house – or around your person.  Word has it that it has even been used by women who want to go braless but need that extra little lift! 

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Blog…Is AI a Good Thing?

So is this really me writing this blog or is it AI? This has become so popular now and I am reading about it all over the place. I’m not really sure if I should call it AI or chat box or GPT.   It seems to have so many different names

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Are You a Verified Traveller?

That’s what you have to be if you don’t want to unpack your briefcase …. And everything else.

We have all been through that rigmarole.  Before you even enter security you start getting ready by taking off your belt and fiddling in pockets.

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In the Zone

Do you do this?  The minute I get my boarding pass I check which zone I am in.  I hate being in zone 4 or 5 because that means you get on last and you know how hard it can be to find a place to stick your carry on.  Of course, if I wanted to be in zone 1 then I should just book first class or business, right?

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Obnoxious Fellow Passengers

I have read lots of stories about having to sit next to or near a fellow passenger on a flight who just doesn’t know how to behave in the air.  But my flight from Calgary to Newark last Friday was a first hand experience.  I settled into my seat and while we were waiting to take off the “lady” behind  me had a long loud telephone call with someone who I gathered from the call was her “loved one”.  You know there are ways you can have a telephone call in a crowded place – and you can do it discreetly but this word was not in this woman’s vocabulary.

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Which Photo to Post?

You are on vacation and you just have to take a photo – how else will you be able to prove to yourself, let alone anyone else, that you have actually been to this incredible place ……… (fill in the gap).  And then when you get back to your hotel room or your cruise suite you scroll through all the pictures to see which would be the best one to post.

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Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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