The term ‘travel agent’ is regarded by some as a part of the past, as though the idea is somewhat passé. This, of course, is the furthest thing from the truth, and nothing brings home this point more than the role of the corporate travel agent. This person/entity is pivotal in working with a very different client that needs to top-notch amenities and facilities. For businesses looking to have the upper hand in their industry, having the right corporate travel agent can make all the difference. Drink coffee at home/work. It’s easy to fall into the trap of stopping at Starbucks and picking up that Venti Caramel Macchiato,but even if you’re only paying $4 a pop and only twice a week, that’s over $30 you’re spending. Cut back to once a month when you really neeeeed it and buy a big thing of fancy creamer or coffee syrup and make your cup at home and/or at work. Every time you want to go get a coffee, but don’t, put that money into your vacation fund.

Traveling by car is 340 miles one way. Doing some quick math, the cost of gas alone would be about $90.00 round trip. The cost of round trip train tickets (coach class) was $156. It’s important to note here that had I booked the tickets a few days earlier, the fare would have been only $135.00. There’s more to say about getting the best price on tickets later in this article.

On the plus side the sheets are clean and the air conditioning works. It’s slightly grubby, but not really dirty. The bin contains a few cigarette butts. So much for non smoking. I lay my things out and settle in. We set off on time, and it’s immediately clear I should have taken some sea sickness pills. The carriage bounces along, swaying from side to side as we accelerate. There isn’t much to do, and it’s been a long day so my plan is to sleep for as long as possible.

Your travel pictures should be a beautiful full-color representation of your trip, so you can relive it again and again. Not only can you print them in the more traditional way, our photo studio can help you create unique gifts such as: custom photo books, cards, coffee mugs, calendars and other keepsakes. Our studio can also transfer any of your photos to DVD. You can order online or visit any Bartell Drugs and use one of our Kodak photo print kiosk.

Mail forwarding services can generally be started or stopped as needed, but each company has its own rules, so it is wise to find out what they are prior to signing up. The best and most reasonable one I know of is offered by The Good Sam Club, but you may have to join in order to access this benefit.

On September 2nd 2010, on my blog Barf Stew – I ran as a headline `Mohawk Punk Time-Traveler Caught in 1905 Banana Pier Photo’ – a photo that I found on the award winning website Shorpy’s a day or two prior. Indeed, immediately upon seeing the photo on Shorpy I KNEW I was going to use it in a RUSE of sorts – a tongue in cheek effort to throw some light on `time-travel’ (a subject I cover often on Barf Stew) and to `mock’ a man in the `alternative’ community that believes he has found HIMSELF in an oldtime photo.