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one way to plan a BIG trip

It all started with three great destinations: Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, Machu Picchu in Peru, and Bahia Bustamante in Argentina.  How could we possibly choose between them? They’re on the same continent, so we reasoned, “Wouldn’t it be possible to … Continue reading

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Seize the opportunity (while you still can)

  We ticked off the places that we wanted to see some years ago, and, with each place named, wonderful images came to mind: “New Zealand …Venice and the Dolomite Mountains … Vietnam … Costa Rica … Arches National Park…” … Continue reading

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Trip planning: a new lesson learned

We knew that someday we’d visit the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, and knew just how we’d do it. A trip-of-a-lifetime deserved the best. Years ago we pored over the photos in the National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions … Continue reading

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255 nights booked

Yes, before we board our plane for Japan, we will have booked 255 nights in hotels and AirBnBs in 29 locations for our round-the-world trip.  We’ve also reserved 24 flights and trains. Travel arrangements over the next 8+ months are … Continue reading

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Stats for a 125-day road trip

Planning a road trip or just curious?  Here are some statistics from our road trip that started in Arlington, VA and ended (temporarily) in San Jose, CA. We traveled through 11 states in 125-days, December 27th  through April 30th. Drove 8,235 … Continue reading

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