Friday, March 18, 2016

Zone War Tactics

If you have ever flown Delta Airlines you've no doubt experienced the boarding zone fustercluck. 

Take a crowd of individuals, who collectively average a marginal level of intelligence, and instruct them to stand in line for a flight that boards and departs at predetermined times. Then sit back and watch them descend into chaos and confusion.

It's so entertaining I would actually pay money to watch it. I DO actually pay money to watch it.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

3 Reasons to GORUCK Yourself! | Product Review


Ever taken a trip and just couldn't seem to find the right bag. Your stuff didn't fit, or it just wasn't functional for the type of transportation you were taking? I deal with this every time I travel. I have hated most of my travel bags for years. So I finally got in touch with a locally owned and operated company in Jacksonville Beach that specializes in building exactly what I needed.




"GORUCK Yourself!"

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Air Travel Security Tips


Most likely you've lost something valuable at some point in your life. Did you lose it while traveling? I'm sure you remember the heart pounding moment of panic when you realized it was gone. Maybe you left your wallet in a hotel safe, or forgot your phone on a plane. I've found many devices left in airports.


In my millions of miles of travel I've come uncomfortably close to losing many things. I've been lucky enough to have only lost a few things, and only one of any real value, a camera, while traveling in the bush of southern Africa. That was before I discovered digital photography so I only lost one roll of film with it... whew!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gourmet Food Stand | Bourbon & Burgers (Honorable Mention)

I've decided to break my own rules for this installment of my Bourbon & Burgers series to include Ingo's Tasty Food, in Phoenix, AZ. Ingo's doesn't offer full bar service so I couldn't get my hands on any Bourbon, but the quality of the burger and the experience was worth an Honorable Mention.

I can still taste it... the juicy grass fed beef of the Paris, Texas Burger. I'm trying to get PHX back on my 2015 itinerary to make another visit to Ingo's. I think a creative menu with quality ingredients is reason enough to book a flight back to the southwest, don't you? 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Tropical Break From Business Travel on Scrub Island | Video

As much as I enjoy traveling I don't always get to travel for pleasure. Mostly I'm on the road for business, working on planes, in airports, and squeezed into conference rooms. 

Business travel is great, but many hours under florescent lights, and lonely nights in distant hotels get me daydreaming about trading my business suit and tie for a Swim Suit, and a Mai Tai.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Southern Character | Bourbon & Burgers

By now you probably know I've been on a quest to consume the best Bourbon & Burgers that America and the world have to offer. I've tasted many quality burgers but there are few the hold top shelf status.

I live in Jacksonville Beach, FL, not far from some locally and nationally renown culinary establishments. What better place to find a truly delicious Bourbon & Burger's combination? I'd like to introduce you to one of my local favorites, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Old West "Phatty Melt" | Bourbon & Burgers


It's not every day you select your spirits from the largest Single Malt Scotch Whisky selection this side of the pond, but it's this unique opportunity that has me returning to the dusty Mid-Western streets of Omaha, NE each year.

With bottles dated in the 1940s your taste for whisky should be satisfied with the offerings of the Dundee Dell's Great Wall of Scotch. Otherwise you'll need to get on a plane for Scotland because only the homeland has more to offer than "the Dell".



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New England Farm Fresh | Bourbon & Burgers

I've been traveling the country in search of the mouth watering deliciousness that is Bourbon & Burgers. Tucked away in unlikely places I've found some pretty amazing spots. 

Today I'm pleased to bring you a recent find from New England. 




Thursday, August 7, 2014

5 Key Skills For Winning A Firefight (pt.2)

Following my recent blog titled, "Don't Be A Victim - Firearms Training With Reston Group" I've pulled from my experience during the Concealed Carry Deployment course to put together 5 Key Skills for Winning a Firefight. This is by no means an all inclusive list of firearms skills. 

The difference between winning and losing a firefight may be a matter of fractions of a second. Performing the basics very well can be the difference.  You don't need to be fancy, you just need to perform the skills required faster than the other guy.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Valley Of The Sun | Photo Recap

Sunrise from South Mountain
Occasionally I travel for work. Yes, that's right, I have a grown up job in addition to my blogging and adventuring.

Unlike my my wife, Amy West, my day job doesn't include cushy 5 star resorts, award winning restaurants, and hot stone massages. 

Oh to be a beautiful travel blogger. But I digress.

I always try to find some fun when I'm on the road. This is my recap of a recent trip to Phoenix, AZ.