Monthly Archives: May 2007

Useful Information III – Finding Restaurants

      Food is always an important part of any vacation, simply because you are almost forced to eat out every day. How can you improve the odds of finding good restaurants when you are traveling?  I will describe the process … Continue reading

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Travel Issue V — Rigid vs Flexible Itinerary

      I absolutely love to plan. I truly enjoy deciding on a particular trip a year or more in advance and beginning immediately to do the research necessary to plot the route, designate the sights to see, etc. As soon … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #2 – Get Good Maps

       Good maps are one of the most important items on a vacation, especially if you are driving on your own through areas that you are unfamiliar with. They can make or break a trip because the stress and delays … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #1 — What to bring

      Why is it that so many people forget things when they go on vacation. It probably has to do with the anticipation and then the stress of actually getting out of the house and on the way.  Lee & … Continue reading

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Travel Issue IV – Getting gypped

     Every traveler has experienced it. Many are highly offended, while others chalk it up to their own naivete and vow never to let it happen again. But it happens over and over. Is there any way to avoid getting … Continue reading

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Travel Issue III – Group Tour vs On-your-own

     One of the most perplexing decisions a traveler has to make concerns the choice of designing your own trip or joining a pre-arranged tour. As with everything in life, there are positives and negatives for each version.     Group … Continue reading

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Travel Issue II – Villages vs Cities

     When Lee and I travel, we spend much of our time in cities.  Yet, when we think back on a trip, it seems that the most memorable places are often small villages and towns which which leave a lasting … Continue reading

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Travel Issue I – The effect of UNESCO

      Today I would like to discuss the effect that the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has had on world travel. UNESCO was established in 1972 and began designating (inscribing) World Heritage Sites in 1979. Since that … Continue reading

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Cancun

     Our arrival in Cancun was marred by an unfortunate event at the airport — we were corraled by an official-looking man who promised to get us to our resort shuttle if we would give him 5 minutes. He ended … Continue reading

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