Category Archives: Airlines

Easter Island Planning & Packing Tips

A trip to Easter Island is the trip of a lifetime. A trip to Easter Island is long and expensive. But if you are one of the 50,000 or so people who make this trek every year, you will be … Continue reading

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Frightened by Fur on Easter Island – Day 4

It’s 6 am and Edith is rattling our door. Scared out of a dead sleep, we are a bit alarmed and confused until we figure out that the owner of the Hotel Taura’a thinks we are part of the group … Continue reading

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Jet Lagged Exploring on Easter Island Day 1

After 25 hours of traveling, we arrive on Easter Island at 6:50 on a Sunday morning. We descend the stairs to the tarmac, walk to the terminal, and immediately make a rookie mistake. We sacrifice our place in the immigration … Continue reading

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The Journey to Easter Island Begins

After waiting a lifetime to travel to Easter Island, the day has finally arrived and I am bouncing off the walls with excitement. But first we have to get there. The journey begins with a US Airways flight from Charlotte … Continue reading

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Holy History – It’s Israel

***Some of my historical explanations are admittedly very simplified.  Follow the links or delve into some research on your own if you wish to learn more.  Also, if you’ve read any other posts, you will know that nothing is sacred when … Continue reading

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Jordan: The Country, The People, The Movie Set (Not the River)

Touching down at the Amman Airport at 10:30 pm, it’s no surprise that our Egypt Air flight from Cairo is two hours late. (Fond Memories of the Middle East – Egypt) Our guide and driver Atallah meets us at the airport … Continue reading

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Fond Memories of the Middle East – Egypt

Recent news from the Middle East and northern Africa turns my thoughts to the wonderful people we met during our trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel. I wonder if everyone is all right. For the Egyptians, I hope the change … Continue reading

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Spanish, Por Favor, in Mexico

For years, Mike and I have been indiscriminately mangling languages all over the world.  We are especially adept at making up Spanish words, referring to them as ‘distortiones de español’.  Sometimes the words we “make up” turn out to be … Continue reading

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Alaska – Job Lost, Love Found

Alaska? Been here, done this. That sentiment is written in stone #2110 among more than 13,000 other bricks in Town Square Park in Anchorage, AK where I lived, explored and discovered the love of my life. Twenty years ago this month I made the decision … Continue reading

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Turn My World Upside Down (Part 4 – Time to Tango)

Evidently, we’re in hell.  We miss our flight out of  Ushuaia and wind up having to wait for a later flight that also stops in El Calefate.  The flight from El Calefate to Buenos Aires started off scary with the … Continue reading

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