Saturday, April 17, 2010

Volcano changes travel plans

This is the first time that air travel has been halted for an extended time, affecting global destinations. How we deal with this situation may be the precedent for future situations of a similar nature. Speaking of nature, there's not a certainty about when the ash will disappear. For now, the situation is bleak.
News reports show millions of stranded travelers. Can you just picture that? Millions of people with somewhere to go, and no ability to get there. We have a world crisis on our hands. The airlines are set to lose millions because of this, and Europe is not healthy financially at this time, either.
If you are planning a trip in the next two weeks, your travel will certainly be affected. Plan ahead and anticipate the best, but prepare for the worst.
Tips for Volcano-Related travel:
Don't drive your car near the ash. You will ruin your engine.
Stay indoors as much as possible.
Find a mask to protect your mouth and eyes.
Don't try to do heavy exercise at this time.
Try to find a room at someone's home instead of a hotel, because it may be days before you are able to leave the country.
Lastly, make the most of it! Think of the stories you can tell your grandkids!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Eating Out Peruvian Style

So I've not yet been to Peru, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the food, right? Here are some things to look for when eating at Nazca Grill, Peruvian Food, located in the Clairemont area of San Diego. First, see the owner, Wilson Pulido and tell him that you are ready for an adventure in eating out. He'll be sure to make it a memory worth cherishing.
My "Travelbest" art director and designer, Raquel Giraldez, who is originally from Peru, invited me to come to lunch on the spur of the moment last month. It was an offer that I couldn't turn down. So we met for lunch with her friends and family. Here are some of the delicious food items we had for main courses and for desert. (pictured left to right: Katie Shubat, Raquel Giraldez)















The address: 4310 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
Phone 858 560 0873
Pictured: (left to right)Katie Shubat, Mariana Giraldez, brother of Mariana, and Antonio Barrett.
Eating out is an adventure with Raquel and her friends. I'm looking forward to the next time.