Happily, my last few big flights have been business class (which I’ve already enthused about), but who hasn’t been in this seat at least once? See also: the Travel Annoyance-Off.
Entries Tagged as 'Fail ‘o’ the Day'
November 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day, Quick Post
December 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day
Gift-giving can be a challenge. What I might want for xmas might not be your travel-gifts cup of tea.
But I was reminded of a previous fail ‘o’ the day involving backpacking in a floral onesie when I flipped through Travel + Leisure’s Best Travel Gifts of 2010. While there was one item (out of 68) that I liked, the rest seemed almost determined to avoid the actual travel aspect of this gift-giving list.
November 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day, Wary of the advice of others
I’m going to be honest–I don’t care about the methods the TSA uses. And furthermore, I think the people that are so very excited seem to be men worried about someone touching their weens, and the people who retweet them. Which is why I find this Saturday Night Live sketch so very funny, because at [...]
August 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day, Wary of the advice of others
Budget Travel, I want to love you. I have subscribed to your magazine for years. I love your mission of inexpensive travel, and I do believe that you fulfill a good purpose. You’re like the scrappy cousin of the hoity-toity fancies at Travel + Leisure, the Nick Carraway to their Great Gatsby. So please take [...]
August 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day, Wary of the advice of others
Granted, it can be tough to be a stylish traveler. In general, avoiding anything reversible made of lycra seems like a good place to start. I try to give travel writers a curve when it comes to clothing options. I can almost forgive a pair of blocky mandles, for example, because, let’s face it, judging [...]
July 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Betty, Fail 'o' the Day
Over the holidays I was going through security in Madison, Wisconsin on my way back to Seattle. My hometown is certainly not a hotbed of terrorism, but the way TSA went through my luggage I might as well have been in Tel Aviv. I was carrying powdered soap and a scented candle someone had given me as [...]
June 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Fail 'o' the Day, Novelty
One trick pony Frank Gehry has flown over the cuckoo’s nest. Dezeen magazine reports on his unbelievably hideous Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health which recently opened in Las Vegas. Imagine the low man on the totem pole in Gehry’s office stuck on this project for three years. He or she would seriously have to [...]
May 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day
Recently, I figured something out that seemed significant to me. I have no hotel in L.A. that I’ve ever stayed at twice. Each and every one has had some fatal flaw. Admittedly, I’m hampered by two things: A hope for a stylish interior, and a desire for ample amounts of the single most important hotel [...]