Tag Archives: Travel

What Can A Travel Agent Do For You?

For me, planning a journey is as much a part of the trip as the actual travel. Preparation gets the anticipation juices going. In addition to researching a destination online, I love the now antiquated exercise of going to the … Continue reading

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Easter Island Day 2

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* The 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 … 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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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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Seeking the Strange

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to seek out the strange sights, places that are a bit wacky and off the beaten tourist track.  I try to find at least one per trip. The extra effort … Continue reading

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Oslo in a Day

When I think of Norway, I think of fjords or the quaint town of Bergen so I don’t know what to expect in Oslo. From my research there are a surprising number of interesting possibilities. We’re looking forward to packing … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Copenhagen Part 2

The second day in Copenhagen started out great. By the evening, there would be lessons learned, chips would nearly be our downfall, and we would get nasty and gross.

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A Weekend in Copenhagen Part 1

After celebrating Mike’s birthday in Helsinki, it’s time to set our sights on our weekend in Denmark.  With a less than two-hour flight on Blue 1, that includes doubling back over a time zone, we arrive in Copenhagen. Seven-thirty on … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Stockholm Part 2

We were ready to explore. Once again, we crossed the bridge from Norrmalm to Gamla Stan. This time 15 pounds lighter. Our backpacks were safely stored in a luggage locker at the central station. It was early, around 10:00am and … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Stockholm Part 1

We knew about the 20,000 attendees for the European Diabetes and Internal Medicine conferences during the week that we would be in Stockholm. What we didn’t know is that there was a big race planned for that weekend too. 20,000 … Continue reading

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