Never Trust a Trump – Especially on Waikiki

Donald Trump Fires You

When we started looking for hotel resort properties to review in Hawaii, there was no shortage of potential resorts to review.  We were first invited to stay at the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk on October 1st and 2nd, the first two nights of our upcoming visit to Oahu. We soon started promoting the Trump Waikiki. […]

2014 Lexus RX 350 Probably The Best Mid-Sized SUV on the Market

2014 RX 350 on sand

I recently had the opportunity to drive the 2014 Lexus RX 350 5 door sport utility vehicle for a week and really loved it.  The RX 350 is a premium, luxury suv, but it is not over the top and completely functional.  We took the kids on a road trip down to Lincoln City on […]

Our Stay at The Westin Bayshore Vancouver

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver

Stacia ‘Soon to Be’ Kennedy and I recently got back from a great stay in Vancouver at The Westin Bayshore which was very enjoyable and recommended.  If you haven’t been to Vancouver before or stayed at The Bayshore, you will definitely want to. Here is the first part of the article that I wrote for […]

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk Included in the Top Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk is ranked No. 5 on the Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best Awards 2014’ list of Top Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii. Travel + Leisure readers rated hotels based on the categories of rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. “We are honored that Travel + Leisure readers have bestowed this prestigious award upon us,” says Scott Ingwers, […]

Intelligent, Self-Learning Car of the Future Being Developed by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover Self Learning Car

Researchers at Jaguar Land Rover in the United Kingdom are working on cutting-edge technology to design a vehicle that will provide a personalized driving experience, while helping to reduce driver distractions and collisions.  This vehicle is among the first “self-learning” cars ever worked on. Jaguar Land Rover’s first self-learning car will use the latest in […]


Range Rover Sport SVR Unveiled at Goodwood Speed Festival

Whitley, UK, 2 July 2014 – Crowds at Goodwood Festival of Speed got an early preview of Land Rover’s new 550PS Range Rover Sport SVR last weekend. Check out the the sights and sounds of Range Rover Sport SVR in this newly released film from Goodwood Festival of Speed. The prototype in its bespoke red, […]

Vancouver Island’s Wickaninnish Inn Ranked Top Canadian Resort in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 Readers’ Survey

Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2014

The Wickaninnish Inn was named the #1 resort hotel in Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, which announced its 2014 World’s Best Awards today. Situated in Tofino, on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, the Wickaninnish Inn, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean with an old growth temperate forest as a […]

Halewood the Choice of Jaguar Land Rover Home for the New Discovery Sport

Jag Plant Halewood

250 new jobs have been created by the UK’s largest automotive employer as the Land Rover Discovery Sport is today confirmed as the latest model to be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant. The additional jobs announced to support Jaguar Land Rover’s newest model will see the Halewood workforce reach 4,750 – more than […]

Electric Luxury Auto Review: Tesla Motors Model S

Tesla Model S on Alki West Seattle

(Note: this post first appeared on the Bellevue Business Journal news site). Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to take out a Tesla Model S “Premium Electric Sedan” for a day.  It was one of the best driving experiences of my life!  Tesla set me up to pick up a Model S […]

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT: Super Comfort for City and Highway Driving

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT

Auto Review of Toyota’s 2014 Highlander Limited PLT by Joe “The Connector” Kennedy I recently had the opportunity to drive a 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT and was extremely impressed.  Over 10 years ago, I spent a lot of time driving one of the first Highlanders that Toyota built and loved it, but it has […]