thatirieguy

William is the lead travel agent for an irie family of four. He hails from Nashville where his family wanders the world looking to quench their thirst for adventure, laughs and positivity. Live within your means, travel beyond them!

Review- WaterFire Providence

Combining elements must be a good thing, correct? Water and Fire naturally cancel each other out, but when used in combination, the two can be mesmerizing. WaterFire Providence has become an annual event on your can’t miss list to Rhode Island. This ingenious event in Providence Rhode Island has been partly responsible for the sudden resurgence the downtown area has experienced. Any trip to Providence in the summer through fall should absolutely include this experience on their to-do list. Revitalizing Downtown Providence Originally created in 1996 as “First Fire” by Barnaby Evans, the event was meant to provide an...

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Giving Thanks for Blank Pages- A Message of Inspiration

A message of Thanksgiving to all travelers. As I thumbed through the paper this past week I was confronted with a page that was left blank. Not intentional of course and I chuckled as some poor sap would have to hear it from the editor over wasted white space which can certainly add up in cost. Upon further review, maybe this space isn’t so wasted at all. Maybe this space was there to remind me of the control that we all hold in our lives. Let me rewind and explain myself for all you travelers. For the past year...

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Review- Admirals Club Nashville International Airport

As a travel blogger (at least part-time), I’m always looking for inspiration on what to write about. I may have 1,000 topics, but somehow they don’t always find their way to the screen. What has occurred to me lately as how I’m omitting my hometown. Somehow, the most obvious topics get lost sometimes. Nashville has become a hotbed of activity and with 80-100 people (depending on your resource) moving here every day, there are some very good reviews or tips on Music City.  And of course to get to our city, you may end up traveling through BNA (Nashville International Airport)...

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Memories of the Cockpit

Unless you are at least my age or just a tad bit younger, you would have no concept of the cockpit or what air travel once looked like. That is before terrorists intervened and literally screwed up the entire experience. For decades it seems the airline industry changed very little except for flight pricing fluctuations which have always been a constant. But that was easily looked over, as long as it got you from point A to point B. Now, we consider ourselves lucky to get to the plane with a shred of dignity. Even though the odds are...

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American Express Centurion Lounge Miami International Airport Review

As the elevator doors open to unveil the American Express Centurion Lounge in Miami, it’s apparent that this will be a much different experience that what our family had become accustomed to over the last few years. Having made our mark as veterans of the Priority Lounge and Admirals Club networks, we finally had a chance to visit the American Express version. It was unbelievably apparent that we would not be disappointed in this choice, and a choice it is. Walking through the concourse you are presented with the decision to either go to the Centurion Club or the...

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Review: St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino

From the time we set foot in the lobby of the St. Kitts Marriott Beach Resort and Royal Beach Casino in St. Kitts, we had a feeling this place would meet or even exceed our expectations. It was obvious from the first smiling face we came across and continued throughout the trip. It’s no surprise that when you review a hotel, you’re first impression counts the most. Alecia behind the front desk had that opportunity and didn’t waste it. It’s the tail end of hurricane season so with full knowledge of less than optimal capacity, our chances for an...

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Please Don’t Sit Next to Me!

Every so often I surprise myself with my actions, especially when they are not ones that I am proud of, but sometimes necessity takes over. The following example probably represents the best and worst of traveling passengers who are doomed to coexist in their journeys. The story starts off in the Nashville International Airport, where I find myself waiting for a flight to Philadelphia for a long weekend trip to see family. Waiting for that initial boarding call, I notice a man who is obviously under the weather. You know the one I’m talking about, don’t you? Of course...

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Things to think about when you consider moving on

Expat. Even the word sounds a bit appealing to you but for anyone to suggest that this title is easily attained would be misinformed. And for a small segment of the population, the decision could be quite costly. So what if you find yourself in a situation where you are ready to move on, travel the world and do all if the things you want to do in life? The blogs and magazines you have read for several years say it really is as easy as it seems or even the more simplistic, “You can do it too!” It has you...

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EzeeRiders Review Vancouver

Exercising on a vacation just simply doesn’t work for me. It’s not that the will isn’t there, it’s the drive! I simply can’t seem to make the effort. On a recent trip to Vancouver, an opportunity to not only get some exercise, but to see a beautiful part of the city made it finally possible. Stanley Park is not far from Vancouver’s port and a few steps away from where the Olympic Torch burned for the 2010 Games. There are several bicycle shops that rent out for the hour to explore the more than 1,000 acres of prime park....

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Quit Chasing Me Sapphire Reserve!

Waking up from my slumber for the past few weeks has become somewhat of an annoyance. Not the fact that I’m waking up, as I find that quite appealing and necessary to live. It’s been the repetition. We’ve all experienced days that are so busy that they almost seem to blend in with one another. With a busy schedule at work, kid’s sports and school activities, my days simply all look the same. One of the few breaks in these otherwise hectic days is my daily sampling of travel emails that I receive. I try to pick a few...

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