Category Archives: travel tips

Colombia Wrap Up

So, my vacation to Colombia is over and I feel the need to recap, or sum up, or write something to put it all in perspective.  I am home and already looking forward to my next vacation. Positives (general) The … Continue reading

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Poor Planning

So the snags continue and my confidence in G Adventures plummets.  Instead of getting to Medellin last night,  we took a hotel in a dangerous neighborhood in Bucaramanga.   We left for the airport in the morning,  but our midday flight … Continue reading

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Bogota by Bicycle

So, I had my first breakfast in Colombia.   It was quite good and more Importantly people did not mind sharing a table. After breakfast,  I headed out with the intention of taking a tour of Bogota by bicycle.  Unfortunately I … Continue reading

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Lessons for Travelling

There are two lessons about winter vacations that I have not learned yet. That sounds horrible, but hopefully by writing them down, I will finally learn them.  Both of them involve finding stuff.  There is also a lesson I learned … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

My trip begins in about a week and I spent a part of the day picking up a few things I might need on my trip. I also did some preparation stuff. Guidebook/Reading Material I love guidebooks, but I hate … Continue reading

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Hiking Boots: Check!

Armed with gift cards from my 50th birthday, I headed to Mountain Equipment Co-op to get some hiking boots. Part of my next adventure is a four day hike and I didn’t think it was wise to tackle it in … Continue reading

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The Signs are Everywhere

Today’s Perfect Moment could have been many things today.   By the time I sat down to type this, many candidates had already presented themselves. Today, I accomplished quite a few tasks around the house. Though most of them were rather … Continue reading

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Technology for Travel Planning

    Technology is so present in our lives we probably wonder what we would have done without it. Yesterday is a case in point for me–a late adopter of high tech things sometimes.  My friend who wants to travel … Continue reading

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Swapping Travel Stories

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple one. One of my coworkers is going to Vietnam and Cambodia in the upcoming months.  He is very excited about it.  He knows that I have visited both of those countries and really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Vacation Decided

My next vacation is decided. I had had several contenders for the trip (Laos, Sri Lanka, Chile, Peru and Colombia) and after much indecision and repetitive research, I have decided to visit Colombia on my next vacation. The usual culprits … Continue reading

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