Category Archives: Travel

Automobiles, Planes, Trains, and Feet

The saga of an overseas journey I’m kind of amazed in this day and age that overseas travel is still in many ways such a nightmare. In my youthful imagination, by now we would be flying hypersonic aircraft across the … Continue reading

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Thar be Whales Here!

I am standing in the stern of a motorboat and a Killer Whale is coming straight at me. The dorsal fin is standing tall and slicing the water like a knife.

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High Tea at the Empress

I am seated at an excellent table in the Fairmont Empress Hotel’s Tea Lobby, and I’m looking across Government Street toward the Inner Harbor of Victoria, which has to be the most charming city in all of British Columbia.

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Skiing Whistler

If Walt Disney decided to build a ski resort, it would look a lot like Whistler.

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Paying Bribes in the Third World-or, how not to spend your day in Santo Domingo

I am sitting in my rental car on an obscure side street in Santo Domingo while a member of the Dominican Republic’s finest fleeces me for $60.  This is way more than I’m used to having to pay for a … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries – One, Two, or Three week – Pura Vida!

Costa Rica (map here) is a popular tourist destination because it offers jaw-dropping scenery, exotic flora and fauna, a variety of accommodations to fit all budgets, and English-speaking locals who are among the friendliest people in all of Central America.

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The Dominican Republic – How to choose the best beach for your vacation

So, you’re coming to the Dominican Republic for a beach vacation, and you are wondering how to pick the right place. Most likely, you’re considering an all-inclusive resort, and those are indeed a great choice for a hassle-free vacation! But … Continue reading

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Piriapolis Expats

  “Did you know that the idea of a round planet was really a conspiracy between Copernicus and the church? After all, they’ve lied to us before…” This is spoken by Jack, one of a group of expats in Piriapolis … Continue reading

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Of Dirigibles and Gothic Towers

There was a time, back when we thought wars were gone forever, when we made magnificent buildings, automobiles, and flying machines. Bridges of stunning grace spanned our waterways for the first time. Finely crafted cars were prized more for their … Continue reading

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From Paraguay to Iguazu Falls

I’m standing in the center of a patio at Iguazu Falls in Argentina, and a crowd of people is laughing at me, because what could be more funny than a stupid Gringo that just lost his newly purchased pizza pie … Continue reading

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