Wednesday, October 24, 2007
While there are a lot of inconveniences of air travel -- security checks, airport parking, middle seats, etc. -- there are some real benefits to being an "air warrior" over being a "road warrior." It's kind of hard to set up my laptop and get some work done while I'm driving (not that I haven't tried! -- just kidding!!). The primary traffic you have to worry about is how long it's going to take for everyone to get their luggage down from the overhead bin before you get a chance to climb out. And, of course, you cover 326 miles in about a half an hour.
If you haven't already done so, be sure to pass my URL along to a friend. It's easy to do at www.RoadWarriorBrad.com. Thanks!
Friday, October 19, 2007
I remember my first trip to Denver. I was surprised how far Denver is from the Rocky Mountains. I thought it would be right next to the foothills, but you have to drive about 20 miles or so from Denver to get to the mountain roads. The interesting thing is, however, no matter where you stay in the Denver area you always have a view of the Rockies in the distance (as long as your room points to the west!). Seeing mountains is nothing unusual to me. Southern California is surrounded by 10,000 foot peaks -- we look directly at 10,000 foot + Mount Baldy from the front door of our house. The spectacular thing about the Rockies, though, is that when you're out on the plains you get a panorama of miles and miles of mountains stretching from north to south as far as the eye can see. And the sunsets... tonight's was spectacular.
Take a look at www.RoadWarriorBrad.com (even if you already have), they have added a "countdown clock" so you can see how much time you have left to vote. And of course, you should Vote for Brad! :-)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Here you see me in my natural habitat. While I may be a Road Warrior, my more common position is sitting at my desk driving a computer. The Road Warrior contest is a pretty common topic of discussion around the office. Primarily because I keep bringing it up! Wouldn't you?
Now of course where I would rather be is the location of my third photo that was submitted for the contest - Kauai. We had actually been given a room with a terrible view (that we paid highly for) when we checked into the Marriott Waiohai at Poipu Beach, but a little friendly complaining got us moved to the best view in the house.
Don't forget -- vote for Brad. This link won't take you to Hawaii, but it will take you to the voting page (I'm right at the top of the list) --http://www.americanwaymag.com/Surveys/RoadWarrior/RoadWarriorVoting2007/tabid/3397/Default.aspx?PageContentID=11
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Voting for the contest begins in about ten minutes. Take a few of your minutes and vote for Brad -- I would sure appreciate it!
Vote for Brad -- www.AmericanWayMag.com
Monday, October 8, 2007
A couple of months ago I entered American Way (American Airlines' inflight magazine) Magazine's "Sixth Annual American Way Road Warrior Search." Much to my surprise, I was selected as a finalist. One part of the contest was to "Submit up to three photos with creative captions that best depict your life as a Road Warrior." My entry kicked off with this photo and the caption "From the penthouse to the outhouse, I’ve stayed in them all. And have a photo from the window of every hotel room I’ve stayed in." That, along with some other things I submitted, got me selected as a finalist in the Road Warrior Search.
As a finalist I am being flown (along with my wife) to the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort along with the other finalists for a magazine photo shoot. Our mugs will appear in the January 15 edition of American Way, which I am told has a readership of three million people.
So to the Comfort Inn in Schererville I say "thanks." But you guys really ought to clean that mess up.
Starting October 15, click here to vote for Brad! -- www.AmericanWayMag.com