I grew up in Staten Island, NY and so, of course, the Staten Island Ferry is near and dear to my heart. Most of the ferries are named after famous Staten Island people or towns, or those who served political office such as Alice Austen (a photographer who also introduced tennis to the United States.), John F. Kennedy and Samuel I. Newhouse (the Staten Island Advance’s [S.I.’s daily newspaper] publisher from 1922 to 1979). But other vessels around the world are sometimes named a different way.
If you want some Disney in your life, there are plenty of places to go. After all, the Walt Disney Company has theme parks in Florida, California, Japan, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The Disney Store can be found in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Europe, China and Japan. The Walt Disney Family Museum is in San Francisco and Disney on Ice might be skating to your town soon. But you have to go to Australia to see this one-of-a-kind nod to the beloved Disney character that’s practically perfect in every way.
With the cramped conditions of air travel nowadays, it’s often suggested that airline passengers travel light and check as much as they can, to help ensure there’s enough room in the cabin for everyone’s essentials. Well, a guy in Australia took the advice literally and became everyone’s hero in the process, because the only thing he checked for his Qantas flight between Melbourne and Perth was a can of beer.
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How many articles have you seen about all the crazy animals in Australia that can kill you? They usually have titles like this one I saw on Oyster’s twitter feed.
That just makes you think the entire country is like this:
I recently started to reminisce about the most memorable hotels where I’ve stayed. Now, these aren’t necessarily the best hotels, the fanciest hotels or the most expensive ones I’ve ever stayed. Instead, these are the places that left the most distinct memories. Some of these places I haven’t stayed at for decades and others we just visited this year. The reasons they’re memorable vary. They could be places where I stayed during a “once in a lifetime” trip or somewhere that was so unique that it was unforgettable. I think you get the picture. It’s not always the fanciest or most expensive or most popular hotel that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Any place could end up being on the list. You just have to find out for yourself what places are special to you.
Here are, in no particular order, eleven of my most memorable hotels: Continue reading “My Top Eleven Most Memorable Hotels”