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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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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

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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