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Socio-Economic Upgrade Profiling

July 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Musings, Travel

I recently saw some pretty unexpected upgrade practices going on on my airline of choice, Virgin Atlantic, which as a strong brand advocate, shocked me a little.
I fly Virgin probably 12 return a year, mostly in Economy and Premium Economy with the occasional treat to Upper Class. I rack up lot of tier points [...]

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Fried Chicken and Champage? … why the hell not?!

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Champagne, Food, Travel

As frequent readers will know that I’m a firm believe in all libations being of the bubbly variety (unless of course it’s vodka, or absinthe, or whisky. never mind). Last year I threw a pre Whuffaoke party full of Champgane and burgers, and one of my colleagues told me a story of Champagne and Sausages [...]

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Skiing The Vallee Blanche

February 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Food, Insanity, Travel

We sat in silence during the journey from the Chalet to the bottom of the Aguille du Midi cable car, a perfect calm before the storm that was sure to ensue. Despite having been advised against the decent by our previous day’s instructor, we found ourselves contemplating not a crazy idea, but what we had [...]

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Coldfusion Chalets - Chalet Holidays for Independent Travellers

February 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Insanity, Travel

I spent last week in the company of 26 amazing travellers (plus a bunch of really awesome staff) in a Chalet in Chamonix, France, under the shadow of the great peaks of the Mont Blanc range. I had never met any of the people before, and the same was true of most of them. We [...]

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The Religious Experience of The Cheesesteak

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Travel

If you haven’t had a “Philadelphia Cheesesteak” then you’re doing it wrong! Actually, I’m doing it wrong. It’s not a Philadelphia Cheesesteak at all, it’s a Cheesesteak from Philadelphia. The subtle, but essential, difference is all about where you enjoy this tasty snack.
It’s offered on many a late night menu all over the Eastern seaboard [...]

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If you must fly BA…

November 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Musings, Travel

… go through Heathrow. Despite the misery of flying with them you will at least get to experience Terminal 5.
As you may know I’m an avid fan of Virgin Atlantic and so whenever I fly I’m either on their or one one of the flying club partner’s planes which has precluded me from experiencing Heathrow’s [...]

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Salt Lake City and The Final Breakdown

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Disaster, Travel, whuffaoke

Arrival in Salt Lake City
Having been dropped off in Salt Lake City we managed to start Winnie’s engine and make our way to the various places we needed to visit like BetaLoft and the KOA RV Park. Everything was running fine, and we felt reassured that it was a heat issue that was causing the [...]

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To Travel Alone or in a Group

July 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Musings, Travel

Until this trip, Whuffaoke or Bust, the longest trip I had taken with friends for a very long time (read about 5 years) was just a few days. A short hop to Europe for a BarCamp or a long weekend in the states. Why? I love to travel alone. I love the freedom it gives [...]

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Whuffaoke Packing Video

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Travel, photography

Sorry the quality is a bit rubbish, I have all the stills at home and will fix when I get back in a few weeks

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Pre Whuffaoke Drama

July 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Disaster, Travel

Today (or yesterday - I’m just never sure with crossing all these time zones) I travelled from London to San Francisco to prepare for the most epic adventure I will have ever undertaken, The Whuffaoke or Bust Tour.
It started with a night when I didn’t even get into bed and instead packed and repacked my [...]

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