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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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Frightened by Fur on Easter Island – Day 4

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* 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 … Continue reading

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Driving Easter Island Day 3

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* Our second night on Easter Island is blissfully quieter than the first. The barking from the strays who wander the island is much more subdued. Could someone … Continue reading

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Jet Lagged Exploring on Easter Island Day 1

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* 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, … 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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Money, Money, Money

Carrying a lot of cash is not usually my way of traveling.  Why bring cash when we can use credit cards or a hit an ATM and get local currency when we land?  That method has failed me only once and … Continue reading

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Dengue or DEET – Pick a Poison

Most people worry only about what clothes to take when packing for a vacation.  I am worrying about protecting us from dengue fever. This was just a passing thought for my upcoming trip to Easter Island where they had a … Continue reading

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Turn My World Upside Down (Part 1 – Chile)

I think I understand why so many of us in the United States ignore our neighbors in South America.  The continent is not marketed as well as Europe and the perception exists that Europe has more or better antiquities. Simple … Continue reading

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Counting Countries

Once a year I like to take inventory of where I have been and where I am going. There’s an organization called the Traveler’s Century Club. The only requirement to become a member is that you have to have traveled … Continue reading

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Far Flung is Fun!

How far can we go? I ask that question everyday when I have a minute to daydream at work. There’s a map of the world above my desk. Originally I put it there because I was sick of staring at … Continue reading

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