Tag Archives: vacation

Whale Watching in Baja California

I had to share this article I came across in the United Kingdom’s Telegraph: “Baja California: Mexico’s playground for whales.” I had the opportunity to go whale watching last year while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and although … Continue reading

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Making Customs Easy. Easier?

I came across an interesting article in the Washington Post this morning: Going through Customs: How to make reentering the U.S. a lot more pleasant. It’s long (four pages) but a good read for anyone about to travel internationally, full … Continue reading

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Vacationing Alone

Have you ever done this? Traveled alone? I have not, but I saw a recent story on it from the Times of India, and it got me thinking. I almost went on vacation by myself once. Two summers after graduating … Continue reading

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Vicariously Exploring Malta

Awhile back (OK, like six months ago), one of my favorite websites, Slate.com, ran a series on the tiny island of Malta, and I found it fascinating. I just reread it. I love, love, love reading about little, out of … Continue reading

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Follow-up to When a Vacation Disappoints

I don’t have many followers (Yet. A girl can always dream!), so when I hear from one, I get excited and I sit up and take notice. One of my lovely readers, who has her own blog about Italy, mentioned … Continue reading

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Doing Nothing…And Not Feeling Guilty

Did you know that the first definition of the word vacation is a respite? (According to Merriam-Webster, anyway.) It’s something that I often have to remind myself, because I’m the type of traveller who tries to cram 101 activities into … Continue reading

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Should your mate get your airline upgrade? – CNN.com

Should your mate get your airline upgrade? – CNN.com. This article made me laugh. (Quickie post) For one brief, shining year, I had elite status on Delta, largely thanks to a work trip to Korea. It was wonderful. I went … Continue reading

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Vacation Anticipation

I’m baaack. First, my apologies for the long silence. A full-time job, an intensive graduate program and a house that seems to be falling down around my ears are the culprits, and with a family wedding, a baptism (I’m a … Continue reading

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Getting Sick While Vacationing Abroad

When I was growing up, something inevitably happened every time my parents tried to organize a trip: either my brother or I got sick. There was the strep throat I got during an Easter trip to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., … Continue reading

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Dolphin Party

OK—You all (And by “you all” I mean my maybe five readers.) are going to think I’m obsessed with sea mammals by the end of this blog. I’m not. I swear. I’ve only been to Sea World once, and I … Continue reading

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