Category Archives: Travel-Related

Thoughts on guided tours, high seasons, and rental cars

  We learn from observation, but mostly we learn from our mistakes.  That is where our trip to Alaska comes in.  We’d been working hard and desparatly wanted to take a trip but didn’t have time to plan one.  We … Continue reading

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What better time to plan the next memorable adventure?

Do you find yourself dreaming about taking a trip to a far-away destination? Especially now…  Life will never be the “normal” we once had but will be different. Where are we now? We’re self-isolated in our little cottage due to … Continue reading

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Lessons learned on the road #4: acceptance

Shorter trips to familiar places are manageable.  Longer trips to far-flung and foreign locations are not so easy.   One day we were home, surrounded by all that is familiar and before we knew it, a jet had dropped us into … Continue reading

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Lessons learned on the road #3:  time is valuable

Would we live our lives differently if we thought we only had a month, a year, or 30 years to live? How long will we live? We pondered these questions more seriously as we prepared to retire.   We turned to … Continue reading

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Lessons learned on the road #2:  planning, planning, and more planning

For many years travel planning consumed our lives. Our planning took us beyond the obvious: where to stay and what to do.  We delved into the perfect time of year to visit and would there be enough to do to … Continue reading

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A trip in free fall 

We thought of ourselves as serious travelers.  So what could be simpler than a 3-night, late summer get-away on the Delaware shore? We reserved a walk-in camping site at Cape Henlopen State Park months earlier but were so busy in … Continue reading

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The (almost) last destination

How do we top 6.5 years of travel in the U.S. and around the world (twice!)?  We probably can’t. Our years of travel will always be one of the best periods in our life, but we always like to look … Continue reading

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