Glamping at the Gorge Ampitheatre

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Browse archives for November 8, 2019
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Back in January, at an Ovarian Cancer Research auction, I saw a package for the “Oasis Campground” and Avett Brothers. Now, I only knew one Avett Brothers song, but I was intrigued by this campground and did a bit of phone research. The photos looked pretty excellent, so I made the opening bid and ended Keep reading

French Disneyland

Tracy,

Browse archives for October 9, 2019
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Being the primary caregiver for two family members sure eats up ones downtime. But boy, was that one of the reasons getting to take this little Paris adventure was so extra necessary for my body and soul. Now that there are a few moments to myself again, I’m feeling the need to document the final Keep reading

Parisian Adventures, The Second Part

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Browse archives for August 24, 2019
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Hoo boy, I don’t think it’s ever taken me this long to post an update. Here it is, end of August, and I still haven’t told y’all about most of my mid-June trip to Paris. And if I’m being honest, not sure life is gonna settle enough to allow for the long stream-of-consciousness recaps I Keep reading

Parisian Adventures, The First Part

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Browse archives for July 13, 2019
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Well, goodness, I just didn’t update this at all during my whirlwind 5 days in Paris. Partly a lack of Wi-Fi, but mostly because I stayed up way past my bedtime our first night and never really got caught up. So in those rare “downtime” moments, we were either having too good of conversations, or Keep reading

Temptation, thy name is “Free Place to Stay in Paris”

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Browse archives for June 6, 2019
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Okay, at a certain point I have to learn to take responsibility for my choices and actions, and stop blaming Mark Twain. But dang, if this quote of his still speaks so strongly to my soul. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the Keep reading

In the shadow of the volcano: exploring Eastern Bali

Tracy,

Browse archives for March 14, 2019
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The tradition of taking more than a month to write/post my final blog post continues! *sings Fiddler on the Roof to herself* Tradition! Tra-dish-on! It seems if I don’t use my time on the flight home to type this up, then I don’t get around to it. But here I am, finally with a spare Keep reading

Old friends and new memories in Ubud.

Tracy,

Browse archives for January 15, 2019
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Post monkey forest, Sarah and I had a lovely relaxing mid-day (while Jen got her “art museum fix” in town), and were invited to a complimentary afternoon tea at Alena. My younger self very much believed one should never take a break when traveling; go go go. See everything. Who knows when you’ll be back, Keep reading

“Welcome Home!” The Alena Resort and Ubud.

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Browse archives for January 12, 2019
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Man, the last two-and-a-half days have been so great. I feel like we’ve seen and done so many things, yet it’s never felt rushed and we’ve had lots of relaxing down time too. Just perfect. When we landed at Denpasar Airport, my friend Gusti was waiting to be our driver to take us to Ubud. Keep reading

52 hr of travel & overnight in Hong Kong

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Browse archives for January 9, 2019
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The poet Robert Burns has been reminding us for many centuries, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley”. But if your plan is to allow for more than adequate travel time and to have a looser itinerary, then you are in a much better mood when the inevitable “going awry” happens. Keep reading

“This is nuts, in the best way!!” Indonesia: Redux

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Browse archives for December 18, 2018
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So, a crazy thing happened mid-August. This summer I learned about Scott’s Cheap Flights, an email newsletter that announces great international flight deals. They send out a few emails a day, and I quickly decided that the paying for their subscription premium service was worth it. At only $39 for the entire year, it seemed Keep reading