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Happy Birthday, Doug

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

– Carl Bidleman

April 30 is Doug’s birthday. We didn’t see him around the office here in Sausalito today because he’s shooting a new story for his other job, Bay Area Backroads. So we thought it a good idea to post the video of one of Doug’s favorite birthdays that we celebrated a few years back. (We’re not saying how many but the video is in color so it can’t be THAT long ago.) The Backroads crew and Doug’s family surprised him aboard the Otis Spunkmeyer for a fantastic and memorable flight above the Bay Area. Have a look. And happy birthday Doug from M’Gee, Stefan, Jim, Paul, Corey, Karen and me.

Doug is still going strong but sadly, Otis Spunkmeyer Air flies no more. Here’s a link to find out more.  And Robert Campbell, our good pal, pilot and legendary aerial photographer has a collection of photos of this historic DC-3.  Thanks Bob.

Understanding “Green” Travel

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

– Carl Bidleman

Our friend and highly-respected travel troubleshooter, Christopher Elliott has an enlightening post on elliott.org titled Greenwashed: How to spot the Travel Industry’s Eco-lies that’s worth a read for anyone trying to make sense of the trend toward promoting environmentally responsible travel. Reality or marketing ploy? Let us know what YOU think.

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