Travel Inspiration

8 Years Ago We Set Sail and Started This Blog

May 5, 2015

Eight years ago today we boarded Holland America Line’s ms Prinsendam in New York City, and set sail for an adventure. We had quit our jobs in Seattle. Sold or stored most of our belongings. Drove to Missouri to leave our car and our cat, before a plane flight to New York. On board the […]

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Updating Our Progress on The Travelers’ Century Club List of 324 Destinations

April 27, 2015

We are in Panama City, Panama, having a fabulous, if brief visit. This view of downtown is taken from the Hilton Panama on Balboa Avenue. This is our first visit to the country of Panama in Central America. This means that we get to update our progress on The Travelers’ Century Club List of 324 Destinations. The […]

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Recalling My Best 52 Travel Memories from the Past Year

March 4, 2015

Tomorrow is my birthday, so today is a good time to reflect back on the past year. Specifically, I’m thinking about the best travel memories. 52 of them, one for every week of the year. I prefer to collect experiences over things. No, they did not occur exactly one time each week. Some weeks are […]

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6 Weekend Travel Tidbits

February 22, 2015

Are you planning a trip to France? In Defense of the Notoriously Arrogant French Waiter is an interesting and informative read from the Wall Street Journal. Who knew that today is National Margarita Day? The LA Times recommends Nine great places to savor one.  After viewing the pictures, we would not mind trying any of them, although we’d have fairly high expectations […]

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