Category Archives: International Travel

Floreana, Galápagos

Monday, January 14, 2019 Our day started very early with a 6:30am walk with professional photographer, Walter Perez. We traveled to Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island, aboard a zodiac, then disembarked in shallow water – a “wet landing.” Early morning … Continue reading

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Mashpi Dragonfly and Waterfalls

Thursday afternoon, January 10, 2019 Mashpi Lodge has a an open-air cable car ride – The Dragonfly, which carries its passengers on a 45 minute ride over the forest canopy, at up to 650’ above the ground. The setup looks similar … Continue reading

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The Joy of Lists!

January, 2019 Several years ago I started using a checklist for our trips. I won’t say that it prevents all problems, but it certainly reduces them. I use an Excel spreadsheet ( reflects my background as an accountant/business manager). I’m … Continue reading

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Dengue and Malaria and Zika, Oh My!

December, 2018 It’s virtually impossible to avoid picking up some illness when traveling. The passenger in front of, behind, or beside you hacks throughout the entire 8 hours of the flight. Fellow cruise passengers are sneezing all over the buffet. … Continue reading

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Where’s My PASSPORT!!!???

Or, perhaps I should ask “where’s my driver’s license?” I’ve actually lost my license twice when traveling. The first time was on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. I was sober at the time, but when purchasing something to remedy that … Continue reading

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