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Emergency Room:  Cape Town South Africa
3 Oct. 2017
Emergency Room:  Cape Town South Africa
I recently visited South Africa for a month.  I had an amazing time and was able to see much of probably the prettiest country that I’ve ever visited.  I did a safari, great white shark cage diving, visited several townships (poor/slum areas), wineries, and much more.  It was a great trip, but I was also
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What to See, Do and Avoid When Visiting Fiji
2 Oct. 2017
What to See, Do and Avoid When Visiting Fiji
Fiji is on many people’s bucket lists of exotic locals to visit.  It’s a beautiful, but fairly impoverished country consisting of 332 islands.  In my recent trip to Fiji, I traveled from the main island (Viti Levu) to a smaller island nearby (Vanua Levu) to scuba dive the Namena Reserve.  The Namena Reserve and the Somosomo
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Club Carlson Hanging On By A Thread
28 Sep. 2017
Club Carlson Hanging On By A Thread
“I’m sorry but we don’t see you as a listed passenger on this flight.” I heard that phrase 4 times on 4 separate flights from Fiji Airways on my trip to Fiji and Australia a few weeks ago.  What makes the situation even worse was that 2 of those flights were international.  Imagine standing in
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Safety at Walmart?
23 Sep. 2017
Safety at Walmart?
Fight Club Have you ever been in a fight before?  I’ve done various types of training that are related to fighting like boxing, and Brazilian jiu jitsu, but I haven’t been in an actual fight.  This morning while I was in a local Walmart duringa  points run, I thought I might have my first chance
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Asbestos at Simon Mall
22 Sep. 2017
Asbestos at Simon Mall
Asbestos On the way to my local Simon Mall, I saw several groups of men standing near the road outside protesting.  I wasn’t sure what they might be gathering for so I slowed down, parked and walked back to see.  I talked with the guys for several minutes and found out that 1) they are local
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What to See and Do in and around Melbourne, Australia
22 Sep. 2017
What to See and Do in and around Melbourne, Australia
Utopia? Melbourne might be as close to Utopia as any city in the world that I’ve seen.  I miss Melbourne.  It’s definitely one of the best cities that I’ve visited in nearly 50 countries of travel and one of the world’s best cities.  What makes it so great?  Quality. Melbourne has a very high standard
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Manufactured Spend Magic:  Goodbye 5backs?
15 Sep. 2017
Manufactured Spend Magic: Goodbye 5backs?
The End? Just like the saying states, “All good things come to an end”.  The Simon mall 5backs are on their way out.  Today the load limits change on Simon’s 5% back Visa debit (gift) cards.  Earlier this week Simon corporate sent out a memo: The reason for the load change to the 5backs?  Retailers were
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What to Know:  Cage Diving with Great White Sharks
12 Sep. 2017
What to Know: Cage Diving with Great White Sharks
The Real Jaws I’ve had a fascination with sharks and ocean life ever since I was young, and much of that intrigue is still there.  The first time that I saw a 14 male great white swim past the cage, slowly peering at me as it glided past, was a thrill and one that I
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