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Tales of the modern (douchebag) traveler

Has The Hook’s Blog Gone To Pot?

A bellman is a lot like a bartender in that we both get paid to listen to people moan about every topic under the sun; travel, the state of the modern hospitality industry, sex (that particular topic sometimes involves literal … Continue reading

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Tour Season, Cultural Bridges Blown Asunder… And Godzilla!

Riddle me this, kids: When is a dreary, rainy Monday morning at the height of bus season in Niagara Falls anything but boring? Why, when you mix two Japanese tours, two buses, two clueless Japanese tour guides and two black-as-the-ace-of-spades … Continue reading

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Seven Things I Learned In New York.

If the title wasn’t clear enough, I should tell you that I recently accompanied my daughter on her latest excursion to the Big Apple. And spoiler alert: I didn’t get into a fight with any New Yorkers in the Broadway … Continue reading

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Misadventures In Modern Parenting: Travel Edition – With Shantelle Bisson and The Hook.

It’s the bane of every traveling parent’s existence: what to do when their kids act like monsters while away from home. Do you open a can of whup-ass all over them in public? Or do you wait until you’re alone … Continue reading

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Another Murdoch Post?

If a little is good then more must be better. That saying usually applies to alcohol or ketchup flavored potato chips (I love being Canadian) but it also applies to insights on the latest season of Murdoch Mysteries from it’s … Continue reading

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On With The Murdochian Show… This Is It…

It’s hard to believe (though not if you’re a fan) but Murdoch Mysteries Season Twelve is almost upon us. To millions of us, Murdoch isn’t simply a televised period piece focusing on a detective who is decades ahead of his … Continue reading

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What Happens Next?

I’m back, bitches! Now what? To be entirely honest, I’m not all that comfortable with the term “bitches”, but it’s amusing, so it made the final edit. Or at least it would have if I had an editing process in … Continue reading

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