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Jenny and Charlie's Travelogues

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 when a cruise ship arrives... change from what we see as normal, peaceful, and economical, to congested and commercialized when the ships add thousands of people to a quaint city or historical area.

For a couple years we tried to share our travel stories as a blog, so there could be an easy dialogue. We only got three comments that thanked us, and hundreds that were spam (such as "I like this. Click here to get a loan"). The travelogues are off the blog, and back here. We would still like to have a dialogue, so we ask you to do it by email.

Trips - 2018 (107,079 air miles Including 2,705 inside China)

Trip 8 - New York City December 11-15

Trip 7 October 6-8 was to Birmingham Alabama to visit friends.

Trip 6 was to Kansas City by Car, September 21-24, to visit with family but we also saw the national World War I museum.

June 25 - July 16: Trip 4 of 2018 to China Includes index to each part - Beijing Summer palace, Tinannmen Square, Great Wall, Xian: Terracotta Army, Doghan community, Panda sanctuary, Tibet, Yangtze river cruise (3 days) to the 3 Gorges Dam, Hong Kong (3 days)

March 13-20: Fairbanks Alaska - numbered as Trip 3 of 2018. We saw the Northern Lights, and lots of other things.

February 14-22: Bangkok Thailand. This was our first trip of the year, but we count it as Trip 2 of 2018 since Trip 1 was canceled.

Trip 1 in January to Alaska to see the Northern Lights was canceled at the last minute since the weather forecast for the entire time of our trip was cloudy and extremely cold.

Trips - 2017 (119,111 air miles)

December 14-17 New York City for Christmas. Trip 11 of 2017.

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.

August 21-30 Japan. Trip 6 of 2017.

June 26-30 Juneau Alaska. Trip 5 of 2017

May 19-25 Paris France. Trip 4 of 2017, documentation coming.

April 20-25 Lima Peru, 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.

Trips - 2016 (116,274 air miles)

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.

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. An amazing trip.

Trips - 2015 (116,511 air miles)

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

Trips - 2014

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

Trips - 2013

October 2013 - Tokyo: Trip 7 of 2013

August 2013 - Anchorage, Fairbanks, and surrounding areas of Alaska

May 2013 - Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru: Trip 2 of 2013

March 2013 - Paris: Trip 1 of 2013

Trips - 2012

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

Trips - 2011 and before

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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