Tag Archives: travel planning

“Are you getting excited?”

I have been asked this question a number of times over the past week or so. I never seem to have a really good answer. The only time I have been SUPER excited to go on a trip recently was … Continue reading

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11 Sleeps…

I can feel our departure date looming, so I start counting sleeps. 11 sleeps. We are attending to our many lists. The “Before Leaving” list is mostly crossed off except for the items that need doing on the last few … Continue reading

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Test Pack

I say to Murray that we should do a test pack to see where we are at with stuff and volume. Murray beats me into our new rather tiny library, spreads his suitcase out on the floor and takes up … Continue reading

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My Travel Purse Has Arrived!

I get in the door from my trainer appointment and Murray calls out “Quick, come see what arrived! Open your package!” With shoes and jacket still on, I open the package and there is my new travel purse from CourierWare. … Continue reading

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Sidetracked II (the sequel)

Our trip to Africa is imminent but we must reroute our focus to a trip in the spring. As previously mentioned, one of the participants on our upcoming dive adventure is a teacher and as such she must travel on … Continue reading

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Changes

Our trip to Africa is set and now it is just counting down the days. I keep looking at the way we have prepared for this trip and wondering if we have not lost a bit of adventure. The internet … Continue reading

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Ouch

Today is the day we have been waiting for. The anticipation has been so thick you could cut the air with a knife. Today is the day we get to go to Alberta’s Travellers’ Health Services. Kidding aside, it is … Continue reading

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Stonetown on a Whim

After a long process of finding a place to rest and relax in the north of Zanzibar. I started researching a place to stay in Stonetown. I thought this might be easy. There are lots of places but there should … Continue reading

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North Zanzibar

After some further investigation we have decided to search for accommodation in the Nungwi or Matemwe area. It seems that the Mnemba atoll is very good to dive at. I have found several hotels in those areas worth investigating so … Continue reading

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A Packing Challenge

We have read  that there are tight restrictions on luggage size and weight for some airlines in Africa. If a person has too much luggage, he/she will get charged for an extra seat or for freight. We have also read … Continue reading

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