Category Archives: travel tips

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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Travel Planning (A good commute….finally)

My evening commute, which currently is often ruined by construction delays, suffers even more in winter because the darkness that neither the streetlights nor the car headlights can penetrate, robs me of the much-needed visual distraction the scenery provides.  On … Continue reading

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Getting Positive Email

  It was kind of a humdrum kind of day. It was so humdrum that I had to use an antiquated word like that to describe the day. I almost had to break out the “ennui”–but I couldn’t go that … Continue reading

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Riding with the B Group

On Friday, the topic of bucket lists came up. After some discussion and some correction, they asked me about mine and I explained that I don’t really have a lengthy bucket list, bur rather a lot of smaller interim goals.   … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Trip

Now that I have been home for a couple of days, I want to take a moment to sum up and review my trip. Costa Rica The country is beautiful. From the beaches to the mountains, the colour are spectacular.  … Continue reading

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What I Learned Today

I learned two things today.  The first is that I can indeed jump off an eleven metre platform into a fast moving river.  The second is that I cannot drive/ride a quad atv to save my life. Early this morning … Continue reading

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And I Am Off

It might be a bit of cosmic irony that the polar vortex is losing its grip on the greater Toronto area (GTA) just as I am jetting off to Costa Rica, but I cannot be 100% sure. As I type … Continue reading

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