Author: Edward Pizzarello

My goal in life is to fill my family’s passports with stamps, creating buckets of memories along the way. You’ll find me writing about realistic ways for normal people to travel the world, whether you’re on a budget or enjoy luxury. I also enjoy taking us on the occasional detour to explore the inner workings of the travel industry.

World Series of Poker Table

Obviously, the most disappointing thing was that I wasn’t at the final table. Not far behind that would be how disappointing the coverage was. First, the geniuses running the WSOP decide to delay the final table of this event until November, to match up…

Catching Up

It’s been a busy travel week, with the trip to Idaho, followed by stops in Orlando and New York. I missed one picture from my trip to Idaho. Here’s a sunset picture of the Grand Tetons: The Giants won a hard-fought game in Philly…

Dulles AeroTrain

I had to fly United out of IAD today. I got to the airport a bit early, and decided to go check in at the Admirals Club so they would get credit for me stopping by. I was a victim of very good timing…

Blackberry Storm Update

Thanks to David for pointing out this thread: http://techland.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/10/31/verizon-mulls-heavily-discounted-blackberry-storm/ Interesting theory, although looks like a race to bankruptcy for AT&T and Verizon. I’m not sure I’ll switch to the Storm, as I hate typing on touchscreens, and love the raised keys on the BBerry.

The Science of Politics

The science of politics has always interested me more than the views of one party over another. This was never more evident to me than around 11:30pm EST last night. I didn’t vote for Obama, even though I did give him serious consideration. And…

It’s McCain

There are some that will say I made my mind up a long time ago. I didn’t. I did, however, make up my mind last night. I’m voting for McCain. In the end, I never really listened to something Obama said and nodded my…

Learned Something New About McCain Today

From FactCheck.com: Obama: Celling McCain Short Any ad that features the mom of a sick child is sure to pull a few heartstrings. But this radio spot is flat wrong when it says that “John McCain has stood in the way – he’s opposed…

Obama’s 30-Minute Infommercial

Well produced. Still have no idea how he plans to accomplish all of his goals, which constitute a lengthy list. Some of the ones I find hard to fathom: Cut taxes for all families who make less than $200K. Freeze foreclosures for 90 days….

Vegas

I’ve been in Vegas on business since Thursday, and haven’t stopped moving since. Thursday started with an early morning flight from the East Coast, a 6:00pm dinner meeting followed by a 9:30pm dinner meeting. I finally had some time to play poker on Saturday,…

Update

Been traveling the last few days. David was released from the hospital a few hours after my last post on Wednesday. Just antibiotics to clear up pneumonia, no blood clots. A welcome relief. More to follow later….