South Padre Comfort Inn

South Padre Comfort Inn

Staying in the Comfort Inn on South Padre, Texas I have discovered a very curious development. Many things are small in size. The mini-fridge, of course but that is to be expected in any hotel. The pillows, however are small in my estimation. They may fit the head of your average travel writer, but they certainly do not fit the head of your average Von Novak. The towels, too, are designed not to dry a full-bodied man but rather the frame of a small Peloponnese child. Perhaps this hotel was designed for the pygmy tribes of Indonesia? Perhaps the pygmy tribes of Indonesia prefer to vacation in South Padre? I may never answer these questions, but I will dry myself if it takes seven hand towel-sized towels to do so.

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The Top Trends in Travel

The Top Trends in Travel
7. Shoes.
6. Rafts.
5. Unmanned space craft..
4. Seat Belts.
3. Wheels.
2. 3 oz. containers of liquids, according to the TSA.
1. Going places.

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Flight from Newark, NJ → Brownsville, TX (South Padre Island)

Travel Haiku Dozen shrimp poppers.
Celebrity magazine.
Blue travel pillow.
Two-hour layover.
George Bush Airport in Houston
Trip of a lifetime.

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The Top Colors for Luggage

The Top Colors for Luggage
7. Stolen.
6. Sequined.
5. Flannel
4. Tie-dye.
3. Leather.
2. Kind of an off-brown.
1. Whatever color you have everybody else is probably gonna have too.

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Flight From Newark, NJ → Krakow, Poland

I have discovered the most spacious seat of the 747 aircraft, the far left restroom. On long flights I immediately make my way to this area for some much needed R & R. I bring two hard cover novels, a body pillow, a map from the mid 1800’s, and of course a framed, life-sized portrait of Carlos. It accommodates all the comforts of home.

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