Author Archives: kcbernick

About kcbernick

I love to travel.

The Oregon Trail – Another Road Trip Book

My brother recommended that I read “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey ” by Rinker Buck. I figured that I should read it simply because I loved the author’s name. The name Rinker is German in origin although the … Continue reading

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High Over Dubai

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 We have such a short time here in Dubai. There’s absolutely no way we’ll be able to see everything. To make it easier, we signed up for a Hop On Hop Off Bus with City Sightseeing … Continue reading

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It’s Just Too Much!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 We arrived in Dubai at about 5:30 this morning. This airport is enormous, sitting on 7,200 acres of land. Our bus ride from the airplane to the arrivals hall must have taken 15 minutes. It’s also … Continue reading

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A Full Day in Mauritius

Monday, January 22, 2018 Our cruise ended early this morning. Since we have an 11pm flight to Dubai, we decided to take a private tour – we figured that would be better than spending most of the day in the … Continue reading

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Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Sunday, January 21, 2018 Like Réunion, the island of Mauritius has gone through many name changes: Ilha do Cirne (Island of the Swan, Dodo bird was mistaken for a swan,) Isle de France, and Mauritius, as control passed from one … Continue reading

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The Peak of the Furnace

Saturday, January 20, 2018 Welcome to France! The island of Réunion is an overseas department of France. It’s a small island, only about 970 square miles, with a population of over 800,000 people. The island is one of three Mascarene Islands, … Continue reading

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Cruising the Indian Ocean

Tuesday, – Friday January 16 – 19, 2018 We have four sea days with no scheduled stops. The original itinerary included Madagascar, but that stop was removed because of plague. That’s right – plague! The outbreak began this past August, … Continue reading

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