A year ago, I had no idea what 2018 really had in store for me. Boy, it had plans that I couldn’t possibly have foreseen. I knew my marriage was not doing well, and it progressed to me moving out in the early Spring, followed up by a divorce as soon as possible. It was quick and painless, mostly.

But, what I didn’t see coming was everything else.

Continue reading “2018 – What a mixed bag”

Writing is hard

It is always hard for me to get my words out.  Blogging is not the easiest for me.  A new friend told me that I should do video blogs instead.  It doesn’t take any more convincing than that!  I will begin with this video.  I lost a lot of sleep coming up with a format that I like.  I enjoy making videos, but don’t like being seen or heard on them.  I watch a lot of BuzzFeed videos (click 

herefor their YouTube Channel), and recently saw a travel video that was great without words or people.  I am combining those with After Effects to create a fun style of travel videos.  I have done similar, but nothing turned out quite as nice as this one.

 

I will be doing many more videos like this.  Keep an eye on this blog, or you can subscribe to the YouTube Channel

here

 

I hope you enjoy this quick video showcasing some of the Artwork of the Chicago Loop. 

There are many ways to travel.  Some people love to go on a group tour, and others can’t stand the thought of going on a trip with a bunch of strangers.  Many people love the freedom that they have when they jump in their cars and head out on the open road.  Others can’t stand the thought of driving in their own car, winging it, not really knowing what they are doing.  There is no right or wrong way to travel, but here are the pros and cons to each.

For the sake of argument, we are going to compare road trips.  Sure you can do both types of travel by flying to the destination, but for this blog I want to focus on Road Trips.  Maybe I will do a separate blog article for flights.

 

Definitions of Group Travel and Solo Travel

First, let’s define things a little bit.  When I say group travel, most people think old people on a bus with name tags hanging around their necks that scream tourist.  Although that is the case a lot of the time, it is not always true.  There are companies that cater to the younger generation that don’t use name tags.  So, group travel is a group of people who don’t normally know each other and who individually signed up to go on a tour to some destination that follows an itinerary.

 

Solo travel is pretty much that, you and your family jump in a car and travel together to a destination and follow a loose itinerary, if you have an itinerary at all.  Usually you just know you want to do a bunch of stuff and get there and do it on your own time.  Some people probably have a hard lined itinerary… I don’t want to travel with them.  

 

Group Travel (Pros and Cons)