Places to Travel


Traveling Destinations One of best times in my life have been all the different VACATIONS I have taken throughout the years. The great adventure of visiting places that live somewhat different than I do, creating some magical and very special moments. I have truly been very blessed being able to …

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Beijing Travel Guide: Tips and Highlights


If you are planning to attend the 2008 Olympics in Beijing (or at anytime in the near future), you had better get started on the trip. There are many things to do and know before you get there. One thing is for sure do not trust everything a person tells …

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When Travel Goes Horribly Wrong


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year? It was 3:30 am Stockholm time and COLD. I groaned and rolled out of bed knowing I had three small children to dress before the taxi arrived at 4:00. The taxi arrived, and we managed to fit ourselves, all three children, our …

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Travels in Botswana in Central Africa


Sights and Sounds of Mysterious Okavango Swamps My flying days took me all across the beautiful sub-continent of Southern Africa. It was a mosaic of lush farmlands, cattle farms and rolling plains. I was fortunate to see more than most travelers, because I am a certified Commercial Pilot and had …

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Air Travel Etiquette


Tips to Make the Skies a Friendlier Place Years ago, a smiling flight attendant brought each passenger a meal and offered free drinks throughout the flight, longer flights had free movies, and check-in officials might offer free upgrades or flight changes to travel-stressed passengers. Flying is different today, however, with …

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Air Travel Tips from a Frequent Flyer


Travel Like a Pro When I tell people that I commute to work every week by air, they usually start offering their condolences about how much of a hassle it must be. Then they usually say something about how much they hate airports and travel in general. For most people, …

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