Monthly Archive: August 2009

Aug
21

All Included, Except the Tip

All-inclusives dangle this bait: pay one price up front and stash your wallet for the vacation’s duration. My experience with the Sandals and Barcelos of the world has been, sure, you can get buckets of buffet food. But just try finding a server. And I like service. If home is a DIY cafeteria, I want …

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Aug
04

A word from 36F

I am sitting in seat 36F on American Airlines flight 445 to Cancun. That’s the middle seat in the back row of the plane, the row that doesn’t recline. Earlier, my train to the airport was late, my toiletries spilled out of their quart-size Ziploc in the security line, TSA searched my bag and the …

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