April 23, 2014

Eight of My Favorite iPhone Apps

It's been nearly a year since I last wrote about the iPhone. After almost 15 months of daily use, it's… [more]

Eight of My Favorite iPhone Apps Eight of My Favorite iPhone Apps

Virginia to Reopen Closed Rest Stops

Good news for tour groups, truck drivers, and tourists traveling through the state of Virginia: Virginia's… [more]

Virginia to Reopen Closed Rest Stops Virginia to Reopen Closed Rest Stops

Eight Tips to Help You Navigate the Interstate Highway System

The Interstate Highway System of limited access highways is one of our nation's great assets, relied… [more]

Eight Tips to Help You Navigate the Interstate Highway System Eight Tips to Help You Navigate the Interstate Highway System

The Perfect Hotel Room

I've been on the road a lot this summer, as far south as Mississippi, and north to Quebec City, Quebec,… [more]

The Perfect Hotel Room The Perfect Hotel Room

Five of My Favorite Broadway Shows

I love Broadway shows, and because I frequently do trips to New York City, I get to see a few shows each… [more]

Five of My Favorite Broadway Shows Five of My Favorite Broadway Shows

New Look for MCI Coaches

I haven’t been very active on my blog here the past year, but I’m working on changing that and getting the site updated again. I’ve kept the Links pages pretty much up to date, but have a lot of other things to share, too, especially with other drivers. I’m planning to change the direction of […]

NYC 2011 Holiday Motorcoach Traffic Regulations Published

New York City has finally published their official 2011 Holiday Motorcoach Traffic Regulations. Although it was just published online this week, it was effective beginning November 18th and continues through January 2nd, 2012. View (and print) the PDF file with a listing and map of the new regs and parking areas here: NYC 2011 Holiday […]

Initial Impressions of the iPad 2

I finally received my iPad 2 a couple of days ago. I had ordered it back on March 11, 2011, the first day it was available. I had initially tried to pick one up at an Apple store, and after waiting in line almost two hours, they ran out of the model I wanted. So […]

Williamsburg Grand Illumination Video

I’m back in Williamsburg, Virginia today finishing up a three day tour to Colonial Williamsburg, featuring the Grand Illumination held at the beginning of each December to kick off the Christmas season celebrations here. I’ve seen the Grand Illumination fireworks before, but this year’s seemed better than ever. Santa came to my house earlier than […]

Virginia Increases Interstate Speed Limits

I just returned last night from a three-day trip with a school group to Williamsburg, VA. I was surprised to find new speed limit signs being posted on most of the interstate highways in Virginia. The speed limit has been increased from 65 to 70 MPH in the rural and less populated areas of the […]

2010 NYC Holiday Motorcoach Guide

New York City has just published the 2010 Holiday Motorcoach Operator’s Guide, the Midtown Manhattan traffic regulations for the remainder of the year. It includes specific drop-off/pick-up locations for groups going to the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, as well as a list of parking locations for motorcoaches. It takes effect today (November […]

iPad for Drivers

I’m in love. About three weeks ago I received my long-awaited Apple iPad — the tablet computer you’ve heard so much about (unless you’ve been hiding under a rock). And it has already changed my life. It is an amazing tool, truly a “magical” experience, as Apple CEO Steve Jobs puts it. Those who know […]

WeatherBug Elite iPhone App

Eight of My Favorite iPhone Apps

It’s been nearly a year since I last wrote about the iPhone. After almost 15 months of daily use, it’s become an indispensable part of my life. Here are just a few of the apps, a couple of which I’ve just come across recently, that I use nearly every day and would hate to ever […]

Virginia to Reopen Closed Rest Stops

Good news for tour groups, truck drivers, and tourists traveling through the state of Virginia: Virginia’s new governor, Bob McDonnell, has announced that all 19 of Virginia’s closed rest stops and visitor centers will reopen over the next few months. The state had closed them in July 2009 in an effort to reduce the deficit […]

US DOT Bars Truck and Bus Drivers from Texting

Effective today (1-26-10), the US Department of Transportation has announced a ban on texting for commercial drivers. Below is the text of the news release. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Federal Ban on Texting for Commercial Truck Drivers U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced federal guidance to expressly prohibit texting by drivers of […]

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