Funniest Call Center Stories: Curaçao

Today, I attended a mandatory meeting for work. During the slideshow, there was a segment dedicated to Costco Travel. I worked there for 13 years, most of which in the call center. As you can imagine, I have plenty of stories of the calls I received. In American society, invariably you’ve contacted a call centerContinue reading “Funniest Call Center Stories: Curaçao”

Oh, Canada – My Border Crossing

Last weekend, I noticed that I-5 North was backed up starting north of Marysville, WA down to pass south Everett. I mused that the US-Canada border must be busy AF since it’s recently been re-opened. I have had the pleasure of living through of a worst-case, nightmare scenario at the Canada-USA border. At least IContinue reading “Oh, Canada – My Border Crossing”

Lost American In Paris

Yesterday at work, I enjoy a micro-conversation with a self-proclaimed Italian Costco Member over the pronunciation of the words: La Croix. It was well-intentioned and very lively. We concluded the origin of the words was French, and regardless of your attempt it’s difficult to pronounce correctly. I reminded me of a time when I lostContinue reading “Lost American In Paris”

Boracay Island: Heaven On Earth

My mind sometimes drifts off to a time and place that I truly was in paradise, that I recognized the fact I was in paradise, and lastly, indulged as much as I could before dragging myself away. My mother passed away from gastric cancer in December 1997. She was born and raised on the FilipinoContinue reading “Boracay Island: Heaven On Earth”

Who’s Room Is It Anyways?

Christmas Day is fast approaching. Some folks celebrate it in Hawaii for that warmer climate than the Pacific Northwest. I’ve lived here my entire life, so I can’t blame them. Speaking of Hawaii, a long time ago, I was married. My wife loved to travel, and relished in the fact I worked as a travelContinue reading “Who’s Room Is It Anyways?”

Tequila, El Capitan and The City: Cancun Craziness

It’s #TacoTuesday and it was recently Cinco de Mayo here in the United States! I thought I would re-live one night in particular on a business trip to Cancun, Mexico … Cancun Craziness In my many years with a travel company, I was given the opportunity to visit and rate several destinations. One of themContinue reading “Tequila, El Capitan and The City: Cancun Craziness”