Pam Ann Safety Demonstration

Posted by in Friday Fun, Pam Ann

This is hilarious…but if you are afraid of flying, I would skip it!

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Let your music orbit

Posted by in Travel Tech Tues.

For music on the go, Altec Lansing’s Orbit is an ultra portable speaker offering surprisingly rich sound considering it’s itty-bitty size.

Weighing less than 7 ounces, the Orbit conveniently fits into any large pocket and neatly packs away in the included case that attaches to your bag with it’s carabiner.

The speaker connects to iPods, MP3 players, laptops, with a retractable cord that even has a 2.5 mm adapter for use with mobile phones. Powered by three AAA batteries, the Orbit allows for up to 24 hours of straight playtime…giving you tons of time to groove on your next adventure.

Costing only $29.95, the Orbit is the perfect travel companion for any music lover…available at Best Buy

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“A cause des garcons”

Posted by in France, Travel Tunes

Had this fabulous French tune in my head all weekend and I thought I would pass it along…the song is called “A Cause Des Garcons” and is by the uber-talented Yelle…enjoy!

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Mammoth’s slope side budget digs

Posted by in California, Curious Thursdays

What I have always loved about Mammoth is that there are plenty of budget accommodations to be found…from Motel 6 to cheap condos for rent. But when booking this last trip to Mammoth I found that one of the best budget accommodations in town was the least expected…the Mammoth Mountain Inn.  

Located right next to the Main Lodge with ski in/out access, I had always thought that the Mammoth Mountain Inn would be one of the most expensive places to stay in town…but I was wrong. Turns out that rooms at the Inn start at $189 per night, which compared to the Holiday Inn and Quality Inn, which start at $140 per night, you only pay an extra $50 dollars to be on the slopes.

The reason for the great deal is that the hotel is older and not as up-to-date as other accommodations in town.  In the mornings I could hear the avalanche patrol bombing the mountain, and my neighbors yappy dog sounded like it was living in my closet…but being a few steps from a lift at this price is hard to beat.

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