Posts Tagged "travel"

Pacific Northwest

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Idaho Bend and Sunriver Oregon Coast Olympic Peninsula Orcas Island Idaho Landing at the small airport in the town of Hailey on an overcast…
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Sicily

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I hadn't really thought about it before I visited, but Sicily's remarkable and consequential history should be obvious. Much of the history…
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France & Spain

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It was raining heavily when my flight landed Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France early on a Saturday evening. Ducking through the…
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London & Bruges

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I took a red-eye to London. My flight landed at 9:30 in the morning. I'd slept fitfully, but was surprised to find I wasn't aching with…
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Iceland

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Reykjavík The Golden Circle Southern Iceland Southeastern & Eastern Iceland Northern Iceland Western Iceland Landing at Keflavík…
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Civil War History

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I spent a weekend in late October touring two battlefields of the American Civil War with my wife and in-laws. We left Washington on a sunny…
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Shenandoah Valley

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Lying between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, the Shenandoah Valley is a stunning place brimming with…
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Vietnam & Thailand

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Days 1-3: Bangkok It took exactly 28 hours to travel from my door in Orinda, California, to my hotel in in Bangkok, Thailand. My finacee…
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Arches & Canyonlands

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For his 60th birthday, my father, who has always loved hiking, mountaineering, and the outdoors, decided he wanted to go on an adventure…
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Scandinavia

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Norway Tallinn Helsinki Stockholm Copenhagen Reviews Norway After my trip to Svalbard , I flew south to Bergen, Norway. There I met Lauren…
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Svalbard

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“The bleakest barest most inhospitable godforsaken dead end of nowhere.” Arrival Horseback Riding Svalbard Museum Dog Sledding Hiortfjellet…
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