Europe Tips

When, where and how much to tip is a common question.  Here are some suggestions for a few European countries.   FRANCE At Restaurants: The words service compris on your bill mean no tip is required, but most locals leave up to 10 percent in coins. Tipping at bars is not expected. At Hotels:...

The New VictoriaR...

I went to the mailbox today, finally getting up the chutzpah to make it to the mailbox in the drizzling, cold rain and wind. Ugh. Bills probably. And I was right, of course. Gas bill, electric bill, mortgage statement. Ahhh, here’s the Victoria’s Secret swimsuit catalog. That reminds me; I...

Avoid Long Lines

While visiting Europe the long lines at tourist sites can sometimes take hours to purchase an entry ticket…and can lead to short tempers and missed opportunities. However…did you know you can often purchase advance or special entry passes through a website affiliated with the...

2 1/2 Lunatics-Anton...

Antonio F. Branco www.ComicallyIncorrect.com About A.F. Branco and his Art Somewhere between the Far Side and the right side of every issue, sits A.F. Branco at his desk, crafting Comically Incorrect. After years of listening to the squeaky wheel of the left (or the worst wheel of the cart,...

Pack Like a Pro R...

The Luggage Packing Tips below will help you do everything from reducing wrinkles in your clothes to lightening your travel load. Part 1 of “Pack Like a Pro” (02/21/2011) was about the preparation stage …now it’s time to actually start packing!! • Put socks, rolled...

Joseph “Red Do...

My cell phone started going off tonight with multiple calls from Macon, and as I stired from a nap, I turned on my computer to find an email from a friend telling me that Red Dog passed at home with family and loved ones around him in peace at 7 PM tonight. Joseph will be well missed by many,...