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April 20, 2011 By: smmellott Category: Uncategorized


This is a test of posting. I just looked at my site and it seems as though I lost some of my latest posts. Unfortunately, I don’t know what I last posted and I haven’t been posting so I just don’t know. Well, at least I’ll see how this does.

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Las Vegas Strip Tips Part 2: Dining, Drinking, Free Wifi, Websites and more

August 24, 2010 By: smmellott Category: las vegas, travel

Here are even more tips, tricks and bargains for the Las Vegas Strip. There is more transportation information, Dining and Drinking, free and interesting things to do, good websites and more.

First, a note on asking for room upgrades. Ask if they have any complimentary upgrades. That means you are asking for a free upgrade. Otherwise they will probably just tell you the cost to upgrade, which may be… Continue reading

Las Vegas Strip Tips Part 1: Discounts and Info on Hotels, Shows, Transportation, etc

August 24, 2010 By: smmellott Category: las vegas, travel

Since we are leaving next week for Vegas, I thought I would share some tips, tricks, discounts, websites, etc that I have picked up while planning this trip.

Airfare:

By checking Travelocity, Airfarewatchdog and other airfare sites, I ended up getting very good priced tickets: $254 air from Dayton (+taxes, $601 for 2). We will take carryons only = no charge. We live in Fort Wayne, but I… Continue reading

Golden Triangle, Mekong River, Laos Snake Whiskey, Phowadol Resort and Chiang Rai Night Market

February 28, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

We go to Chiang Saen on the Mekong River and take a longtail boat ride. We stop at Don Sao in Laos for some Snake Whiskey, we go to our hotel, Phowadol Resort and then we go to the Chiang Rai night market. Continue reading | 1 Comment

Pineapple Farm, Phayao Lake, Dancing Shrimp and Mae Sai

February 22, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

Our Smartours Amazing Thailand trip. This is the first half of our day where we meet Uncle Gao at his Pineapple Farm, see Phayao Lake, eat Dancing Shrimp and visit Mae Sai, the border town to Myanmar. Continue reading

Smartours Feb 8 2010 Monday: Sukhothai, ancient ceramic kilns, textile museum, Lampang and Wienglakor hotel

February 17, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

Day 2 of the Northern Thailand part of the Smartours tour (ending [Sukothai] in Chang Mai). Today is Sukhothai, ancient ceramic kilns, textile museum, Lampang and Wienglakor hotel. Continue reading

Thailand Bus Trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Part 1

February 10, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

Traveling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Ayutthaya, Lopburi monkeys, Topland hotel and more on this day. Continue reading

Wienglakor Hotel in Lampang, Thailand

February 09, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

Here I sit, in Lampang, Thailand at the Wienglakor hotel. It is supposed to be one of the best in town. It is fine, but a little run-down. Continue reading

Thailand Road Trip!

February 07, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

We are in the middle of a 3 day road trip from Bangkok going to Chiang Mai (Chiang Rai, Ayutthaya, Sukothai, Lampang, Mae Hong Son, etc). We just have brief overnights and the rest of the days are traveling and touring. Continue reading | 1 Comment

Siam Paragon Mall, Thai Massage and Skytrain

February 05, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

Today in Bangkok we went to Siam Paragon mall, took the skytrain and had a thai massage. Continue reading

In Bangkok and Having Fun!

February 04, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

We are having a great time! Nice hotel (Century Park)  and good breakfast and then sightseeing at some temples and then lunch. Then we went off on our own in tuk-tuk and went to khaosan road to look at the hippies  (travelers) :) Having a beer and internet. No internet in Century Park hotel. Continue reading

A Ramble about my last Thailand Trip and a Rant on Travelers

February 01, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

I went to Thailand in June, 2001 for a month with Adventure Center travel. I went on a 14(15?) day Northern Thailand trip with them and then went directly on the 14 (15?) day Southern Thailand trip. Continue reading | 1 Comment

Smartours Thailand Tour February 1 – 15, 2010

January 30, 2010 By: smmellott Category: Thailand, travel

We are going to Thailand and I’ll write about our trip and include tips, tricks and useful info. And I’ll give opinions of tours, hotels,etc that we use while there. Continue reading

How to find, download and watch TV and movies for free

January 28, 2010 By: smmellott Category: howto, video

View online or download movies, TV shows, videos and more to your PC, as well as downloading to your Zen (portable audio/video device) mostly for free. Continue reading

Creative Zen – Portable Audio and Video Player

January 21, 2010 By: smmellott Category: audio, tech toys, technology, travel, video

Review and how to use the Creative Zen Video and Audio MP3 player Continue reading


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