Mexico: Riding the buses can be an adventure in Oaxaca

Mexico Life One of the challenges is determining a bus’s destination By: Joseph Sorrentino\Mexiconewsdaily If you’re visiting Oaxaca — a beautiful city and one of my favorites — chances are pretty good you’ll need to catch a bus fairly often. This, as anyone who’s attempted it will tell you, is no mean feat. First you’llContinue reading “Mexico: Riding the buses can be an adventure in Oaxaca”

CoronaVirus “Sacramento” my 10 day Journey

      I’m not an alarmist by nature. You won’t find me screaming “the world is coming to the end” on I street , or fighting over a twelve pack of Ultra Charmin Toilet Paper at the Alhambra Safeway. I’ve survived the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Y2K, Sars, Swine Flu , The Ebola Virus andContinue reading “CoronaVirus “Sacramento” my 10 day Journey”

Introducing Peanut Butter and Jelly Travel

Sweet dreams are made of this Who am I to disagree? I travel the world And the seven seas, Everybody’s looking for something. How many times have you said to yourself, Wow, I’d like to go here one day ?  I really want to travel ,I want to visit here, I would like to goContinue reading “Introducing Peanut Butter and Jelly Travel”

CITYFELLA: I have kicked and grabbed rude Airline passengers!and now I’m taking the bus more.

Millions of people have seen a passenger punching the seat back of Wendi Williams seat on an American Airlines flight from New Orleans to Charlotte last month. In her video we see him punching the back of her seat. From what we know, as soon as she sat down she reclined her seat . TheContinue reading “CITYFELLA: I have kicked and grabbed rude Airline passengers!and now I’m taking the bus more.”

Top ten amazing modern architectural wonders of Spain

This hotel attached to a Rioja winery is one of Spain’s architectural gems. Photo: Wojtek Gurak/ Flickr Spain has its fair share of iconic buildings designed by some of the world’s most prestigious architects. Here’s a look at ten of the best. The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Photo: AFP The scaly titanium building designed by Canadian-AmericanContinue reading “Top ten amazing modern architectural wonders of Spain”

Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?

Anyone who lives on the West Coast knows there is a high cost for living here.  From Washington to California’s Mexican Border, the West Coast is pricey, this is also true of Canada. The medium price of a home in Vancouver, British Columbia ($1,360 million)  is considerably higher than Toronto, Ontario ($806,000) Canada’s largest city.Continue reading “Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?”

Sac International grew by 1 million passengers

13 Million Passengers flew out of Sacramento International Airport last year. An increase of one million passengers from 2018  SMF has seen a lot of activity on 2019. Six new airlines. 10 new nonstop flights, eight new routes. 2019 saw the return of Air Canada and Frontier Airlines to SMF.  New to SMF,  Spirit, Contour,Continue reading “Sac International grew by 1 million passengers”

Boeing 737 MAX (Would you Fly?)

Boeing’s 737 is by a wide margin the most popular commercial plane on the planet.  The short to medium range plane dates back to the sixties.   The stubby plane uses less fuel than similar aircraft and can carry  from 130 to 190 passengers.    It is the back bone of many discount carriers like SouthwestContinue reading “Boeing 737 MAX (Would you Fly?)”

Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car

I want to thank to good people of Tulare and Visalia, California, who generously offered to help me in an emergency. I use Gig car share in Sacramento and their fleet of Electric Chevrolet Bolts. While I have driven quite a few electric vehicles (EV) I wanted to know what its like living with one.Continue reading “Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car”

Travel: The $6.00 a day rental car

There are ultra low cost airlines, economy hotel/motel chains and, super low cost rental car companies. These companies have been around for years, usually at off airport locations. Today, they can be found at airports, sharing space with Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. Getting what you pay for? The most obvious trade off with theContinue reading “Travel: The $6.00 a day rental car”