A View To A Thrill http://aviewtoathrill.net A Travel and Lifestyle Blog that focuses on creating experiences Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:59:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Climbing Kilimanjaro by George Lancaster http://aviewtoathrill.net/2016/01/25/climbing-kilimanjaro-by-george-lancaster/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2016/01/25/climbing-kilimanjaro-by-george-lancaster/#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:30 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=19271 Arriving in Arusha, Tanzania after the 32-hour journey, the four of us are exhausted.  And jittery, for the next day we start our six-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.  I think back on the year. My wife Nicky coming home one day, excited, having convinced the board where she works, The GI Cancer Institute, of her idea […]

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48 hours discovering the magical parks of Utah http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/11/30/36-hours-discovering-the-magical-parks-of-utah/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/11/30/36-hours-discovering-the-magical-parks-of-utah/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=19076 I’ve developed a fond appreciation for brief vacations.  If nothing else, it proves that you can still enjoy and experience a great deal that a city has to offer without spending an extended period of time there.  I’ve spent 24 hours in Amsterdam and 36 hours in Savannah and didn’t feel like I sacrificed anything in the process. […]

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The End of an Era? The Seattle Gum Wall http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/11/19/the-end-of-an-era-the-seattle-gum-wall/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/11/19/the-end-of-an-era-the-seattle-gum-wall/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:00:37 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=19039 I heard about it while doing some quick research on a city that I had longed to visit and quite frankly, my stomach did a somersault at the mere thought of it. The gum began appearing right outside the entrance of a little hole in the wall, the Market Theater, thanks to the creativity of […]

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The Newbie’s Guide to using Google Flights to search for the best fares http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/10/26/the-newbies-guide-to-using-google-flights-to-search-for-the-best-fares/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/10/26/the-newbies-guide-to-using-google-flights-to-search-for-the-best-fares/#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:29 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=19010 Planning trips can be confusing to the inexperienced.  But if there is only one thing that you take from this post let it be this: “Booking your flight is the absolute first thing that you must do when planning your vacation.”  Why?  Because airfare will arguably be the most volatile expense that you will incur. […]

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Take a risk by believing in yourself http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/09/07/take-a-risk-by-believing-in-yourself/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/09/07/take-a-risk-by-believing-in-yourself/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:00:30 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18927 Recently, I’ve experienced a significant number of losses in a relatively short span of time. I guess it’s inevitable that such things would give anyone pause and start them on a journey of self evaluation. It becomes clearer and much more magnified how fragile life truly is and it makes us rethink our choices, the […]

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Introducing “Eat With” – The new way to eat locally and deliciously http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/08/31/introducing-eat-with-the-new-way-to-eat-locally-and-deliciously/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/08/31/introducing-eat-with-the-new-way-to-eat-locally-and-deliciously/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:00:31 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18946 Traveling can sometimes be a lonely endeavor.  Sometimes, you’ll find yourself in a strange town surrounded by people you don’t know.   At dinnertime, you will call down for room service, pull out a menu from one of the local restaurants from your hotel nightstand or you venture out into the darkness hoping that something […]

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20 Top Tips for planning a dirt cheap vacation http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/06/30/20-top-tips-for-planning-a-dirt-cheap-vacation/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/06/30/20-top-tips-for-planning-a-dirt-cheap-vacation/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:51:54 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=1019 Plan ahead! * The sooner that you decide where you want to go, the more likely you are to realize your best deals. Visit travel oriented websites like Frommers, Fodors, Virtual Tourist, Lonely Planet and Rick Steves among others to get solid ideas of where you would like to travel. Once that has been established, start […]

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The Newbie’s Guide to booking accommodations – part 2 http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/06/01/newbies-guide-booking-accommodations-part-2/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/06/01/newbies-guide-booking-accommodations-part-2/#respond Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:00:06 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=10236 Today we are continuing with the second installment of our three part series that breaks down the choices one has in selecting accommodations for vacations or holidays. We will now look at midrange options for those travelers who want a little more comfort than hostels can provide but at a more reasonable price than hotels. […]

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How to propagate hydrangeas in 6 easy steps http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/05/18/how-to-propagate-hydrangeas-in-6-easy-steps/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/05/18/how-to-propagate-hydrangeas-in-6-easy-steps/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 15:00:36 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18776 I used to hate hydrangeas.  And roses.  But, let’s stick with hydrangeas for now because I hated them for the same reason.  My mother had so many that I became immune to their beauty.  They shared equal billing with kudzu and weeds, something else that we had a lot of.  Like many kids, I hadn’t yet developed […]

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My English Cottage Garden redux http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/04/28/my-english-cottage-garden-redux/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/04/28/my-english-cottage-garden-redux/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:39:25 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18735 Have you ever had a vision of creating something fantastic and the final outcome only registered a “blah”?  That’s precisely what happened when I bought my house in 2001.  I had just sold my townhouse because I had a dream of living in at least my version of an English Cottage Garden oasis and 300 […]

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