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Murray’s Clothing for Myanmar

Murray is not as particular with his clothing as I am. Not sure why. For me it is a fine art of finding the best clothes to keep me cool, dry, warm and respectable. Not for my man, Mur. “Throw … Continue reading

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Travel and the Internet

The internet has changed the way we set up for travel big time. I do not know whether the change is for the better or not. Years ago we researched our potential destination by book. Borrowed books from the library … Continue reading

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A Design Problem

Travelling is a design problem. You start out with a sketch, you solve mystery after mystery and as you do, the end product becomes clearer and clearer. In school I learned once you think you have the problem solved, scrap … Continue reading

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Cozumel Budget Analysis

We made it home to the melting snow, dirty streets and cool temperatures. Laundry is done. Dive gear is rinsed and put away. Wetsuits are still drying. Time for the post trip budget analysis. I can safely say we did … Continue reading

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Trying not to get too excited

We talk about this all the time. Don’t set expectations for a trip too high and do not get too excited. I CAN’T HELP IT! I AM EXCITED!! The 6 plus inches of snow that has fallen lately has made … Continue reading

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The Packing Puzzle – The Decision

I ignore the bags and the mess in the library for days. I roll over the pros and cons of the last two options in my head. I keep coming up with the same answer. I discuss everything with Murray … Continue reading

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The Packing Puzzle

As I mentioned in my last post, I purchased my own BCD and regulators due to frustration with rental gear on our last dive trip. So now I have to figure out how I am going to pack this extra … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel, Mexico

Before we left for Africa, we spent some time researching and booking a dive trip with our Edmonton friends. I find it odd to be booking a long range trip before the short range trip has been taken, but sometimes … Continue reading

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DIY Bookings vs Travel Agent Bookings

Murray had a few rants while we were away, so now it is my turn. I feel I need to say something about “do it yourself” airline bookings vs travel agent airlines bookings. So, here it goes. When we were … Continue reading

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And the Bags Weigh……….

We finish packing, cinch up the bags and Murray weighs them. Murray’s bags weigh a total of 28 lbs – 18 lbs for the carry-on and 10 lbs for his “purse”. My bags weigh in at a mere 23 lbs … Continue reading

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