Monthly Archives: May 2015

Some Six hundred years after Columbus I finally made it to the Dominican Republic

While most tourists seek out the incredible beaches of this nation, I opted to visit Santo Domingo, the capital and largest city.  I didn’t plan to explore the entire city nor do a day side trip elsewhere so I decided to … Continue reading

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Airports are a Trip in Themselves

Sitting at the gate is much more interesting than waiting in an airline lounge….I am usually at the airport early enough to do both.  This last trip was truly eye-opening. The first picture is just one family’s carry-on luggage.  I’m … Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

John Denver released that song the year I graduated from college! Every year since  I try to travel to a new country or do something out of the ordinary (like jump out of a plane)on my birthday. On Wednesday, I will … Continue reading

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Older and Wiser? Maybe Not

When I first traveled overseas with my youngest daughter we went to Paris.  This city made a great first impression on her.  She was almost 18 and had the blooming confidence of maturing youth and the beauty to go with … Continue reading

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Saving Money Down Under

My sister and brother-in-law did a fantastic tour of the South Island with biking, kayaking and hiking.  Their pictures were enticing to say the least, even though I had spent some time there years before. I decided to roughly follow … Continue reading

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“Romania, come as a tourist, leave as a friend”

Another day, another long train journey and another opportunity to meet and greet the locals confronted me. I was at the train station waiting to go from Belgrade to Brasov. The aging stocky Serbian woman attacked the dilapidated ascent to … Continue reading

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Visiting my Daughter When She Lived in HKG

What a treat! I would usually go for a month at a time pretending that I too lived in Hong Kong.  Her apartment was half way up Victoria Peak with giant picture windows overlooking the harbor. My favorite night-time activity … Continue reading

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