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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Tuesday
Apr042017

Gators in the Everglades

There are 1.5 million gators in Florida and we saw a few of them on an airboat ride through the start of the Everglades in Florida.

Saturday
Apr012017

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: Free Your Mind

As we head into Spring...

Read this entertaining book if you wish to break down those mental barriers that prevent you from living a happier life. It will easily show you how to embrace a greater reality; help you discover a better path towards inner peace and above all, make you see yourself in a new and empowered light. It’s an inspirational, sometimes funny but yet profound read!

Everything is changing now...

You don’t have to accept limiting beliefs anymore as you can decide to free your mind…

Now is the time to see yourself in a new light.
Allow the truth to set you free!

Friday
Mar312017

Traffic in Atlanta Just Got Worse

A large fire has caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse in Atlanta.

It's bad.

Thursday
Mar302017

What it Costs to go to the Final Four and Travel Tips

The road to the Final Four ends in Phoenix with college basketball fans from across the country traveling to Arizona for the final March Madness showdown, beginning on Saturday, April 1 and culminating on Monday, April 3 with the National Championship. With over 70,000 seats to fill at the University of Phoenix Stadium, there’s plenty of room to welcome fans from across the country. However, travel prices are climbing and hotels will go fast in the days leading up to the weekend of games. Orbitz.com takes a look.

AIRFARE PRICES

Fans traveling to witness basketball history in hot and sunny Phoenix from the Pacific Northwest and the Carolinas will see airfare at the following1:

·        University of South Carolina (Columbia to Phoenix) – roundtrip flights starting at $1,185 on Orbitz.com

·        Gonzaga University (Spokane to Phoenix) – roundtrip flights starting at $1,413 on Orbitz.com

·        University of Oregon (Eugene to Phoenix) – roundtrip flights starting at $1,242 on Orbitz.com

·        University of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham to Phoenix) – roundtrip flights starting at $1,242 on Orbitz.com

HOTEL PRICES

Hotels near the stadium are booking up quickly with current rates on Orbitz.com starting at $233 per night for a 4-star hotel in the Glendale area. Below is a list of alternative neighborhoods with lodging options in the greater Phoenix area, for those who can’t get close to the stadium:

 
Neighborhood
   
Hotels Rates on Orbitz.com Starting At
    

Distance to Stadium

Downtown Phoenix
    
$379
    
16 miles

Goodyear
    
$194
    
10 miles

Peoria
    
$279
    
10 miles

Surprise
    
$207
    
11 miles

CAR RENTAL PRICES

For travelers who aren’t staying in the immediate vicinity of the stadium, transportation to games will be another travel cost. According to Orbitz.com, car rental rates start at just $15/day over this big game weekend.


TIPS FOR SAVING

·        AIRFARE: Fly out a day early, stay a day later to avoid higher airfare prices and find more availability on flights. Also, look to alternative airports in the area, including Mesa and Tucson

·        HOTEL: Use a promotion code such as EXPLOREMORE to save 15% on Orbitz.com

·        PACKAGE IT: If you need more than one travel component, package them together for the best savings

Wednesday
Mar292017

Officials Named for 2017 Final Four

Here we go and looks like John Higgins' Hair will be in attendance.

Final Four

    Mike Eades
    Doug Sirmons
    John Higgins
    Ron Groover
    Ted Valentine
    Jeff Anderson
    Michael Stephens
    Tony Padilla
    Verne Harris

Standby

    Terry Ogelsby

Championship Game

    Mike Eades
    Verne Harris
    Michael Stephens

-Per ESPN and NCAA