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EuroTrip Day 7: Nice is Nice

Refreshed, we pulled into France quite early in the morning. Our first stop was Cannes and Nice. We wanted to get off the boat now that we were fully recharged so we took a bus through Cannes and up to Nice. What a drive. If I had a million dollars, I would probably blow it all in Cannes. The stores were amazing, the views were great. And of course, we saw the main drag where the Cannes Film...

EuroTrip Day 6: Out Cold in Tuscany

We made every effort to get to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We also wanted to tour a Tuscan vineyard and learn how wine was made. It didn’t happen. Wishful thinking, I assume. The lack of sleep over the last few days had caught up with us and it was time to pay the Sandman. I managed to pass out at 6:30A.M. We were hoping to get on a tour bus about 2:30PM for Tuscany. Alarms were set...

EuroTrip Day 5: Roaming Rome

Rome was wild. Literally. If you don’t watch out, you’ll get hit by a car, pick-pocketed, or whisked away into a religious cult that meets for coffee in an underground vault. That’s a bit aggressive, but there’s no shortage of action in Rome. And education? Forget it. It surrounds you. We snapped awake at 3:00AM and couldn’t sleep. So we were going on a pretty big...

EuroTrip Day 4: Naples…Twice.

Rough weather moved in briefly when we hit Naples. We were a little out of it since our sleeping schedules were still messed up, but we managed to see a bit of Naples, but not what we would have liked. But it allowed us to see some neat areas while catching up on sleep, so we were happy with that. The architecture in Naples was a treat to see. The homes and buildings stacked on the bluffs...

EuroTrip Day 3: Day at Sea

It’s amazing what a little sleep does for you. We slept in since our first day was out to sea, and it felt great to be on Europe time. After getting up, we had lunch at O’Sheehan’s, a mid-ship pub that sits in the heart of all of the activity on the boat. After lunch, we took a stroll around the boat – which is pretty massive.  We found the basketball court on the deck and shot some hoops. My...

EuroTrip Day 2: Boat. Sleep. Eat.

Success! We made it to Barcelona (BCN) at about 11:30AM local time. That makes it 5:30AM back in Orlando, and boy, you can feel it. The flight was fine. But there was a lot of tossing and turning. I simply can’t sleep on any plan. Tara says I was out cold for a few hours. How she knew that is beyond me because she was comatose the entire flight it seems. Barcelona’s airport is so nice. Clean...

EuroTrip Day 1: Comedy of Errors

How we got here is beyond me, but I’m glad we made it. We managed to make our way ‘across the pond’ even after some epic American Airline failures. Tara and I are fighting to flip our sleeping schedules, so instead of 8:00AM in Florida, it’s now 2:00PM as we cut through the Strait of Bonifacio in between Corsica, France and Sardinia. This is all new to me, as I’m a ‘European Rookie’. But lets...

Sunglasses, I curse thee

I don’t know what it is about sunglasses. I come from the thinking that if you buy a crappy pair of shades, you’re making a wise, financial decision. I look at some people and see they spend anywhere from $100-$500 for their sunglasses. Well, my track record is garbage. I lose them all the time. They’re usually the first thing to go. Watches are a close 2nd. But I have the worst...

Adios, DVDs

Remember cassette tapes? Or ‘Walkmans’? They were great inventions and served us well. But no more. When was the last time you’ve seen a Walkman? I think I still have one back at my parent’s house up in the attic. And I know there’s a copy of the Top Gun soundtrack cassette tape nearby. That, I’m sure. But as we fondly remember the cassette tape era, could it...

T-minus 3 days: My P90X plan for 2012

Okay.  It’s for real now. I better get used to this daily blogging thing to help me stay focused on my ridiculous plan to tackle P90X the next 90 days. Today was jam packed. But all days are going to be. Conference calls, website work, TV News, dinner with the gal. But I did squeak in a modified version of Kenpo X prior to work. Got to keep the blood moving. Feeling much better than I did a...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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