Tag Archives: Tourism

Why I Love Winter In Niagara Falls.

To be clear, while I am a proud Canadian, I am definitely not a fan of temperatures so frigid they reduce my testicles to raisins… but if I have to spend winter anywhere in my home and native land I’m … Continue reading

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I’m Invoking Kelly Oxford in This Title Because She’s Huge On Twitter And This Will Draw Attention There.

 (I’m a sneaky devil, aren’t I?) A BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT:  I’ve been nominated in the Badass Blogger Awards . The Indie Chicks have a kick-ass site worth checking out. Vote for me and I’ll be your best friend. That’s a $50 value, folks. And now, … Continue reading

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And Now… A Quick Thought From The Hook.

I have just spent the last seven hours slugging luggage for the traveling public… All the while, I’ve had to deal with their baggage as well. My efforts have led me to one conclusion: people are capable of reaching great … Continue reading

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The Hook Adresses His Critics….

It was recently brought to my attention that my work is considered to be mean-spirited towards tourists, to which I respond with the following query: so what?  Is Denis Leary considered a mean person? Is Lewis Black considered a vindictive … Continue reading

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Great Expectations….

In the Marvel Universe, there exists a giant, bald alien character named The Watcher whose sworn duty is to observe and record the actions of extraordinary beings as they stride across the Earth, forever changing all those around them. I’m a … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor.com: The Scourge of Hotel Workers Everywhere!

Things are starting to get ugly out there…. and in here! By “out there” I mean the world-wide web we here at WordPress call our second home. The internet allows the common man to be a demigod of sorts. He … Continue reading

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True Love, Vamps, and The Usual Suspects.

SUNDAY: Here we are, the busiest, most harrowing day of any week, and my entire crew is composed of individuals who are either hanging, weary from a wedding the night before or depressed! Let the games begin…. I had two families, … Continue reading

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Why Do We Travel?

It’s a valid question, especially when you consider the current economic climate and the storm clouds that are quickly converging on North America. Most people can’t even afford to put mouldy bread on their table, yet they’re willing to whip out … Continue reading

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The Hook Plays Tourist!

And trust me, I wasn’t a douchebag. But they’re never far from my orbit, that’s for sure. This one actually took place a few weeks ago, but it had to wait its turn. Enjoy! My lovely daughter Sarah was supposed to visit … Continue reading

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