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Panic! or How NOT to Plan a Trip!

Life has been a bit disjointed lately and we have not been on top of our travel plans like we normally are. Dominica has been on our radar for, oh, 20 years and it is time to strike it off … Continue reading

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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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Changing Directions

We arrive home from the Galapagos Islands and I notice our message machine is flashing. Six new messages, three are from United Airlines saying…….”There has been a change in your flights to Grand Cayman and now there is a disconnect. … 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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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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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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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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