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Mon Chéri... Mon Paris.

It was her 70th Birthday present... but COVID got in the way. Finally, we booked and we're off. Paris, Northern France, a little sprinkling of Belgium - in 2 weeks!

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Livin' la COVID Loca~ Country #2

A break from Costa Rican life... and on to Panama to see what this country has in store for me. Bring on the Panamanians and the mind-boggling canal... & the rain.

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Chasing Sunshine

Should have been Cuba... but what could be better than a ferry ride up to the Rain Capital of Canada... and a tour through interior BC on the way back down?

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24 Hour Amsterdamateur

I have 24 hours to fit in Vincent Van Gogh, Anne Frank, famous canals, the world's smallest room,  freezing temperatures... and jet lag. GO!

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Here for the Peanut Sauce

Basically I decided to go to Vietnam because I really like salad rolls & peanut sauce. Seemed like a good idea... 

Anything for a great meal.

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Belgium

Just here for the Chocolate

It was her 70th Birthday present... but COVID got in the way. Finally, we booked and we're off. Paris, Northern France, a little sprinkling of Belgium chocolate!

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Livin' la COVID Loca~ Country #1

My fourth wave ~ double vax ~ pandemic 'essential' travel to clear my head, escape the noise of the news & the know-it-alls... and do what I love to do ... travel..

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Vancouver Staycation

With COVID plaguing 2020 and any near-future Internation travel, it's time to explore our backyard. Perhaps a little international culinary tour?

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The Real San Francisco Treat

I envisioned; Rice-a-Roni, Tram Rides and The Tanner Family. This is the perfect city to exercise... and lose weight!

(fingers crossed)

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Crossing that Line Again

In 1991, I was accepted to AFS Intercultural Exchange Programs. and lived with the Muentes familia. 

I'm back... 26 years later…

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Livin' la COVID Loca~ Country #3

An attempt to escape the rain... I was sucked back into North America, in a desperate attempt to find sun. Good idea for the tan, not so great for the finances.

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Articles & Tips

Just a few travel articles and a handful of the good, the bad and the ugly! Patience isn't always my virtue. Nor is packing!  It's always an adventure though.

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Waka Waka Eh Eh

"Don't go to Africa!" - You're going to get shot. Raped. Robbed. Murdered. They will kill you for your shoes. No witnesses...

Nothing like that happened. 

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Land of the Midnight Sun & Me

$50 flight to Anchorage?

Return?

I'm in! 

Damn straight!

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Land Down Under

One year down under... crammed full of fruit picking, excessive alcohol consumption, and shenanigans. So many memories...