About two weeks ago, I enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The Department of Defense, through the U.S. Navy, operates a ?Leaders to Sea? program?an initiative providing business leaders with an opportunity to experience, first-hand, our military in action.
Coordinated by Chief David McBride, the day started early?0645 hours?with a group meeting at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA.
Over the weekend we rented a movie entitled On a Clear Day, starring Brenda Blethyn, Peter Mullan, and James Sives.
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It's a wonderful English flick for the entire family about an aging father's quest to accomplish something after being fired from his ship building job of 35 years. I'll leave the details of the movie for you to watch, but I'm not giving anything away by writing that the father chooses to swim the English Channel.
This introspective Blog was written by Shawn Burke, one of our MVPs, an Ironman, and a VERY frequent traveler:
I am a planner - I plan ahead - I make time to fit in all of the things I need, want and should do. So when my plan gets tossed out like the green beans on my son Coen's plate, I get annoyed. I have tried all kinds of coping skills as the nature of my job forces me to be VERY fluid in my schedule but I still get annoyed.
If you haven't already booked that end of summer or Labor Day weekend vacation, and you want to find a get-a-way that fosters healthy living, consider these fitness vacations that provide great escapes AND wonderful fitness training and fitness workout opportunities:
After Hurricane Katrina, we posted about our good friend Caitlin and her volunteer work in Biloxi. It was an amazing travel journey for her...and a far cry from the veg at the beach vacation that many of us seek for our R&R.
Well the hospitality industry is getting in on the do good travel game by offering deals for those lending a hand in the hurricane ravaged areas.
We love it when cities dedicate entire months to athletic-minded campaigns.
Not to be outdone by Chicago, San Diego, and Portland, June 1st marks Vancouver BC's month-long two wheel celebration! Bike month offers over 60 fun and educational events throughout the region including group rides, children's safety workshops, films, bikeway grand openings, and festivals.
The BEST site states it best, "Bike Month is your chance to discover quiet, safe, beautiful routes for excursions or everyday trips.
I remember posting about a trip to Vegas where I stayed at the boutique TheHotel at Mandalay Bay. One of my gripes was not having an in-room coffeemaker--especially since getting some hot water from room service was a bit of an ordeal.
Anyway, a couple of the AMT editors mocked me for being so persnickety, especially since my expenses (e.g. room service) were being covered.
When we travel for leisure, we make every effort to take a leisurely pace. We avoid looking at our watches and try not to get annoyed by slow elevator rides, snarled traffic, and languid service. We don't mind roosting in remote locations. But when it's business that takes us away from home, all the above goes out the window.
I am looking at my travel schedule for the next 5 weeks - SFO, ORD and Japan.
Before you hit the road and after you locate all your athletic-minded pursuits, check out this site: WiFiFreeSpot.com -- an online directory of locations offering FREE Wi-Fi. Other resources are out there to help, like in this CNET article.
And most of the time, it's FREE anyway...#Justincase