We love to travel, as do many people. Some travel forums focus on the flights - the process of getting someplace. We are interested in the destinations, not just the flights. We take relatively brief trips, often triggered by a cheap airfare.
Taking a cruise is apparently a great way to see the world, but not the way we do it. Most of all, we have watched too many cities change character from what we see as normal, peaceful, and economical, when the cruise ships arrive.
Our older trips were documented in web-page travelogues, listed below. We tried to share our travel stories as a blog (Starting 2017) rather than as a web site. What's the difference? On a web site, we talk, you read. On a blog we both talk - hopefully carry on a dialogue. It didn't work as hoped (no dialogue) so the travelogues are being returned here.
February 14-22: Bangkok Thailand. This was our first trip of the year, but we count it as Trip 2 since Trip 1 was cancelled.
March 13-20: Fairbanks Alaska - numbered as Trip 3. Travelogue coming
June 25 - July 16: Trip 4 to China - Beijing Summer palace, Tinannmen Square, Great Wall, Xian: Terracotta Army, Doghan community, Panda sanctuary, Tibet, Yangtze river cruise (3 days) to 3 Gorges Dam, Hong Kong (3 days)
November 9-15 Reykjavik Iceland. Trip 10 of 2017 (8 and 9 were family visits).
September 17-October 3 Morocco Africa. Trip 7 of 2017, Documented on the blog.
August 21-30 Japan. Trip 6 of 2017 - documented on the blog.
June 26-30 Juneau Alaska. Trip 5 of 2017, documented in the blog
May 19-25 Paris France. Trip 4 of 2017, documentation coming.
April 20-25 Lima Peru, documented on our travel blog. Trip 3 of 2017
March 31-April 1 Tubac Arizona. Trip 2 of 2017
February 3-15 New Zealand (North Island). Trip 1 of 2017. Partially documented in the blog at www.SKI-NoSnow.com
October-November, 2016 a week in Amsterdam, with special sections on furniture of the Rijks Museum, and the red light district. Trip 14 of 2016. Also on our blog
September 2016, Seoul South Korea , including the DMZ, Trip 12 of 2016.
July 2016 Tallinn Estonia and Helsinki Finland was trip 8 of 2016. We split our time between the two cities, with a ferry ride between them.
April 2016 Porto and Lisbon Portugal, Trip 5 of 2016
March 2016: A reverse travelogue as we introduced a long-time friend from England to New York, Washington, and Central Texas; counted as our Trip 4 of 2016
February 2016 Hanoi, Vietnam, Trip 3 of 2016. A favorite trip, also on our blog
November 2015 Northern England: Trip 13 in 2015
October 2015 Krakow and Warsaw Poland with special sections on Auschwitz and the furniture of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Trip 12 in 2015
September 2015 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Trip 10 in 2015
August 2015 and August 2013 - Alaska: Trip 8 in 2015
July 2015 - Santiago Chile: Trip 6 in 2015
July 2015 - a brief trip to Boston, Trip 5 of 2015, with extra furniture page
May 2015 - a brief trip to New York City: Trip 3 of 2015
April 2015 - Singapore, Trip 2 of 2015, (with notes from the previous trip in September 2005)
February 2015 - Panama: Trip 1 of 2015
September 2014 - Hong Kong: Trip 7 of 2014
July 2014 - Calgary Canada, Trip 6 of 2014, with Glacier Park (Montana) and the Banff and Jasper Canadian national parks.
May 2014 - Berlin and nearby holocaust sites: Trip 4 of 2014
March 2014 - Buenos Aires, with a brief day trip to Uruguay: Trip 2 of 2014
October 2013 - Tokyo: Trip 7 of 2013
May 2013 - Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru: Trip 2 of 2013
March 2013 - Paris: Trip 1 of 2013
December 2012 - Hawaii: Trip 6 of 2012
October 2012 - Netherlands and Belgium: Trip 5 of 2012
July 2012 - Montana and Glacier National Park: Trip 3 of 2012
January 2012 - England (again): Trip 1 of 2012
October 2011 - Italy including Rome, Florence, and Venice
May 2011 - Germany
October 2010 - Scotland
September 2009 - Riga, Latvia. Lots of history since my father was from there, including stories of my Father's worldwide adventures, and his Medal of Honor.
October 2007 - Budapest
February 2006 - Osaka, Japan (text only for now)
September 2005 - Singapore see April 2015
February 2002 - England
January 2001 - Australia - Wollongong and Sydney
July 2001 - Seattle, Washington
1997 - Iguassu Falls in Brazil (mostly just pictures)
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