Archives in Category: Travel

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Flying High

Tomorrow I’m heading to O’Hare Airport and flying for the third time this year. And each time, I’ve found the online check-in process to be more and more difficult.

You know the routine.  Inside twenty-four hours of your flight you

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I’ve Been Gone

Ten days ago Kevin and I were in Duluth, MN.  Since then we’ve been to more than one bookstore in more than one small town across Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We stayed three days in Petoskey, just south of

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Shame on Me

You know the old adage: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

About four years ago Delta Airlines and I had a disagreement about a refund I strongly believed was mine while the company strongly

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Reflections

It’s been almost ten years since we visited some of the ports on this cruise; with the exception of the rebuilding of Grand Cayman, I was disappointed in what the decade has brought. Back then, the ships docked at local

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Chichen Itza

Our last shore excursion was a full day trip to the Mayan ruins at Chichen Izta on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. I’d been interested in the Mayans since sixth grade when my best friend, Carol, and I, began reading about them

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Grand Cayman

The last time we were in Grand Cayman was shortly after Hurricane Ivan devastated the island. That was probably ten or so years ago; although a lot of the shore excursions were cancelled, our cruise ship stopped to show support

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Big vs. Small

Regal Princess, the ship we are on, is the largest in the Princess fleet. It holds 3600 passengers and 1500 crew members; and, really, it doesn’t seem crowded at all. Still, after two weeks on the Regal last spring and

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Life on the Open Seas

I am struck with how a cruise ship could be a television soap opera complete with all kinds of passengers and all kinds of crew. There are the passengers who cannot be satisfied, regardless of how tender the filet or

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St. Maarten

My favorite Caribbean island is St. Maarten because it represents what collaboration can do.  Sixty percent of the land belongs to the French with the capital at Marigot.  The other forty percent belongs to the Dutch with the capital at

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Sailing

I’ve never been a devotee of sailing even though Earl has tried hard to convert me over the years. But when the mast breaks and falls off the boat during your first sailing lesson, he’s working against overwhelming odds.

Still

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