Category Archives: Trip Planning

Flying Ain’t What It Used To Be

In the 1950’s and 60’s airplane travel for the general public was a novelty. It was a way for the rich to get to exotic destinations for their vacations. I said ‘the rich’, flying was not cheap, but the ones … Continue reading

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The Division of Labour of Trip Planning

Murray and I have a natural division of labour when it comes to planning and preparing for a trip. I guess it follows from what our strengths are. Murray does most of the reading and gathering of information. He has … Continue reading

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Choosing and Booking Hotels for a Trip

We have a process we use to book hotels for our trips. The process is time consuming, but we are retired and do have some time to apply to this process. And the results have worked for us very well … Continue reading

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From a Converstation and a Desire to Trip Planning

“All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over. So go!”               Tony Wheeler, Cofounder – Lonely Planet On the weekend I went to Strawberry Creek with my girlfriends, Murray volunteered at a local bike … Continue reading

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Myanmar, Maldives, Bangkok and Narita Cash Budgets

Before we left we put together a cash budget for each of the four sections of our trip. We carried cash with us this time as credit cards are not widely accepted in Myanmar and we did not want to … Continue reading

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2 sleeps

I am down to counting sleeps. We went through our lists again on Sunday. We walked long on Monday. We will do our last swim today and our last walk tomorrow. Thursday night is reserved for the last minute “to … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

I almost dislike the couple of weeks prior to a long trip. I am not good at waiting and that is what I seem to be doing. We have packed as much as we can. The only stuff not packed … Continue reading

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Air Canada, My Most Favourite Airline in the Entire World

Customer service is not in the vocabulary of anyone involved with Air Canada. They go about their business doing what is best for Air Canada and the customer bedamned. We have arranged our trip so we have plenty of time … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

Walk, walk, walk. Every time I turn around this summer I am walking again.  I don’t mean up and moving about for some humanly purpose, I mean walking for a long time for some predetermined distance to train to walk. … Continue reading

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Photos for Myanmar Visas

Glitch. We have sent in our visa applications for Myanmar. Usually when we apply for visas two passport photos are required. I have taken and photoshopped stock photos of Debbie and me. I print a couple of these and send … Continue reading

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