Category Archives: Travel Tips

Stalking Homeland in Charlotte

The year has flown by and it’s time for the annual weekend visit from my nearly lifelong friend Bill. Although Bill would be content to spend the two and a half days sitting on a couch yacking, that is not … Continue reading

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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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Daily Torture – More DNC Fun

The hottest tickets in town dropped in my lap at a business meeting. Tracy could barely contain her excitement and concentrate on the purpose of the meeting. She had just gotten her hands on tickets to a taping of “The … Continue reading

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CarolinaFest – More DNC Fun

The Charlotte in 2012 host committee threw another fun party for the Democratic National Convention. CarolinaFest drew a diverse group of delegates, dignitaries and a mob of Mecklenburgers (Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County) to the heart of the city.

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Easter Island Day 2

Hotel Taura’a Fake MoaiThe power is out when we wake up around 6 am. Easter Island is powered by diesel that runs generators and they can be finicky. It’s still inky dark outside so we snooze a bit more. By … 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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Nobody Knows About Easter Island

“Nobody knows…” is one of our favorite ways tour guides start a sentence.  Mike and I make fun of it every time we hear it.  From the audio tour of Stonehenge in England to the Pyramids in Giza to the … Continue reading

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So Where Exactly IS Easter Island?

When I tell people I am going to Easter Island, they smile and nod. But, I can tell by the look on their faces that they really don’t know where I am going. I can see the gears turning in … Continue reading

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Getting Charged Up for Easter Island

As our lives get “simplified” by a myriad of electronic gadgets, the mechanics of international travel has become more complicated. Cell phones, tablets, e-readers, laptop computers, camera batteries and even electric toothbrushes suck up electricity like first-class flyers suck down … Continue reading

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