Have you ever wanted to visit a romantic, centuries-old castle in France? There’s something very ethereal about taking a walk back in time when life was both simpler and yet more difficult than today. In an age of technology where instant communication can be commanded at the tip of one’s fingertip, it’s a curious notion [...]
When I travel, I like to walk as much as I can when I’m sightseeing. Not only is it great exercise, but it certainly beats trying to capture a snapshot from the top of a double decker bus. I think if you’ve made the effort to come to another town/city/country, you should want to see [...]
Priceline is tricky, but it can be a very rewarding experience for those who are looking for great deals on hotels.I’m not fond of using them for airfare that much because you may find yourself on flights that have the most undesirable departure times.While I am pretty flexible with flight times, they offer too much [...]
My initial impression of cruising as a potential vacation option wasn’t a very positive one. I envisioned myself being held captive by the crescendoing waves of an aqueous prison with the ship’s captain as the warden. It was as ominous as the doomed band playing on the lido deck while the Titanic sank and those images played over and over in my mind like a piece of celluloid film stuck in an old Bell and Howell. Not that I have a fear of drowning, it was more so a fear of confinement……of being stuck with no opportunity for my feet to touch terra firma.
Your dreams are as big or small as you want them to be Oxymoronic? No, I don’t think so. I believe vacations are the best way to reintroduce yourself to…..you. It’s so easy…..dangerously so…..to get caught up in our workday and family obligations that we forget that our own batteries need to be recharged and [...]
I spied the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, at dusk, through the bluish-grey clouds that gave them shelter from prying eyes like mine. Yet through it all, its coquettish beauty was neither easily hidden nor denied but instead was a covenant of spiritual enlightenment.
So, it seemed to beckon, like so many other fools before me, to scale each of its 19,340 feet, if I dared. Was it a trick?
It seems silly. Why would anyone choose to spend their time this way in what is arguably the most romantic city in the world? Shouldn’t you be walking along the Seine on Pont Neuf hand in hand with your beloved? Or surely noshing on Almond Crème Brulee at Le Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower while looking at the world below would be more appealing? Perhaps a little retail
Our flight to Vancouver was scheduled to depart Atlanta at 8 am on March 3, 2006; the reasoning was that it would allow us to have a large part of the day remaining to see Vancouver when we arrived since they are three hours behind us. However, our flight was delayed and we were fortunate enough to be re-routed on another (United) flight (that one
Dole Plantation was very interesting as well. There was no shortage of visitors pulling in and out of the large parking lot of this cheerful, yellow building with a brick red roof top. As you arrived, you were quickly greeted by lovely tropical flowers that spelled out the name DOLE in the grass that led you up the walk way to the entry. We took a lot of pictures before we found our way into the store where we indulged in the pineapple sorbet in a waffle cone ($3.95) we hadn’t eaten lunch yet….but who cared? lol It was delicious! I never knew so many things could be done with a pineapple! The possibilities were endless…but I wasn’t quite sure about the chocolate covered pineapple….. There were wonderful displays of the various types of pineapple that were grown on the plantation and a gigantic maze that you could walk through where a huge cut out of a pineapple lay in the center.
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We departed Atlanta on an 8:40 am flight on Northwest Airlines to SFO via MSP on the morning of May 10, 2005. After a reasonably short layover in Minneapolis, we were on our way to SFO. We’d never been there and were excited about
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Renee King is an Atlanta, GA based administrative assistant by day who spends most of her waking hours plotting the next excursion to anyplace outside of her zip code.
She manages to convince her daughter, Carisa, to accompany her as they are thrilled to view the world on a budget and share tips so you can too. Read about their adventures and how they manage to "sample the world at a fraction of the price".
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