Flights, Camera, Action FINALIST

Back in August, I submitted a video to the Flights, Camera, Action contest sponsored by American Airlines. The objective was to talk about a trip that changed your business. Well, it was way back in 1994 that I took my first American Airlines flight to Aruba and that journey changed my business career in the most dramatic way. As it turns out, my video is a finalist in this competition and I humbly ask for your vote to make it a winner. Follow this link, watch my video (for Hawser Press) and VOTE. By voting, you’ll also be eligible for 25,000 frequent flier miles, which is a nice perk.

I hope you enjoyed the video. Thanks for your support and safe travels!

Matchbook Memento

Matchbooks used to be a nice memento from restaurants and bars or weddings and other events. These days, I imagine, they are no longer the keepsakes they once were. Fewer people smoking and no real need for matches has taken away this micro-design memory jogger. Nonetheless, while cleaning out a drawer, I found this little book from Chumley’s, the old speak-easy on Barrow Street in New York City:

Chumley's Matchbook, circa mid-1990's.

Chumley’s Matchbook, circa mid-1990’s.

Had many great times at that little place: food, drink, laughs, and more. It was located behind an unmarked door, maintaining its speakeasy charm at 86 Barrow Street as the number on the reverse of the matchbook implies:

An "86" for the street number of Chumley's.

An “86” for the street number of Chumley’s.

As far as I know, the place is closed at this time. Ah, well, still have the memories and this little memento as a reminder. Cheers!

A place to recharge!

Here’s another photo from one of my favorite spots in Aruba, DWI. It’s on the dock at Zeerover, a little fisherman’s wharf. You can have a snack, a beverage, and take in the view. Have a look:

Dock at Zeerover, Aruba, DWI.

As we say, on this side of the bridge, it’s still the Caribbean. Enjoy respectfully.

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Lots of people are traveling this holiday season. So, please, take a moment to consider safety of all kinds. As you can see here, I checked out the safety briefing card during a recent flight.

Safety briefing card.

Pay attention to crew instructions. You never know, a little tip from them might just save your life. Happy travels!