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Jul 20

Total Eclipse 2017 (Eclipse Tips – Not too Late to See It)

Millions of Americans and visitors are planning on watching the Great Eclipse this August 21, 2017 and it’s not too late to plan a trip. Although hotels have been sold out for years, it’s still possible to camp in prime viewing spots throughout the US.  I put together this guide of Eclipse Tips to plan …

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Mar 25

Bright Lights, Big City (Destination: Medellin, Colombia)

Traveled Dec, 2009 Planning my itinerary around Colombia would be tricky.  I had preferred to start in the north and head south to end in Cali for the annual Salsa festival.  However, in using frequent flier miles, I could only fly to Medellin, Cali, or Bogota.  So, I decided to fly to Medellin and make …

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Mar 25

Orinoco Flow (Destination: Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela)

Traveled Sept, 2009   After our second week of work, we said goodbye to our Venezuelan co-workers and set off on our 1 week trip to see the highlights of Venezuela. We first were to catch a flight to the city of Ciudad Bolivar.  We had tickets to this flight but when we got on …

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Mar 25

Life in a Dangerous City (Destination: Caracas, Venezuela)

Traveled Sept, 2009 After a week in Caracas, everything is going well but we are always wary. Our local co-workers are always giving us advice…it is OK to walk from our hotel thru the basement mall and across the street to the office, but we should not walk one block north or one block west …

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Mar 16

Troll Road, not Toll Road (Destination: Alesund, Norway)

Traveled July, 2014 We had booked another full day bus ride with our friends from Cruise Critic.  On this date, we had a bus ride on the loop through the Trollsteigen, or so called “Troll Road” of Norway.  There are many stories of trolls in Norway – as little children were told they would be …

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Mar 05

Kandy’s Sweet, Destination: Kandy

Traveled Nov, 2015 Leaving the Cultural Triangle, we made our what thru the spice plantations.  We stopped at one where we got a free tour to see, taste, and smell lots of lovely plants and spices.  And then given a chance to purchase some overpriced spices ourselves. As we continued to Kandy there were some …

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Feb 12

A Tale of Two Currencies

One of the most unique things about Cuba and something I’ve never experienced in my many other years of travel, is a country with two of their own currencies.  Sure, there’s the occasional country where they have their own, but US dollars are a second currency, especially used for larger transactions and tourism. Cuba uniquely …

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