When we visited Tasmania on our trip to Australia with Adventures by Disney, there were many activities on our schedule, such as zip-lining, meeting kangaroos at an animal sanctuary and sea kayaking, to name a few. When we arrived in Hobart, we were treated to something we didn’t have much of during the trip – free time. Since our guides had gotten to know us over the previous 10 days, they suggested we might like to visit a museum they don’t usually recommend to the families typically on the tour. We decided not to go and spent the day walking around Hobart and having a wonderful dinner. I’m not disappointed about how we spent our day, but looking back in 20/20 hindsight, I’m a bit sad we never went to the museum.
New Yorkers are a breed unto themselves. And I can say that because I lived in New York for the first 35 years of my life (Brooklyn and Staten Island, REPRESENT!). As a general rule, we’re quick. We’re street smart. And we understand the system, to the point of knowing how to work it to our advantage. Or if not, at least how to work it over. 😉
So when the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority – they oversee the public transportation system of subways, trains, buses, etc, in 12 counties in lower New York, including the 5 boroughs of NYC) updated their rules to say, “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers,” (Section 1050.9, section H, paragraph 1) New Yorkers stepped up to the challenge. Take a look…
Keene is a cute little town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Settled in 1736, it has a population of less than 25,000. It’s home to Keene State College and Antioch University New England and it hosted the state’s annual pumpkin festival from 1991 until 2014.
But nowadays it has (or is going to have) a much bigger claim to fame – it’s about to have a restaurant with the best name in the world.
Can it really be the end of the month already? Wow! Besides being the month of YMMV’s “birthday” (our blog turned TWO YEARS OLD on January 17th, y’all!), January was a record-breaking month for us in terms of readership – THANK-YOU, travel friends!
Here are our most popular posts for January 2019. Many of them were actually written before January (several were written QUITE a while before), so take a look so you don’t miss any of the good stuff:
One of my predominant character traits is that I’m honest, occasionally to my own detriment. From a very young age, I was a terrible liar. I guess it comes from being an only child; who could I blame for something if there’s no one else in the house? Over the years, I’ve also developed an almost visceral dislike for people who lie or are dishonest just for their own personal gain.
Several years ago, I was stuck in a moral dilemma in regards to a booking I made for a rental car. I’m just curious what someone else would do if they ended up in the same situation (and hopefully get rid of the guilt I’ve carried with me for all these years).