Portugal-Morocco-Spain: Before the Start

Thursday, October 17 Greetings from Lisboa (as Lisbon is called here in Portugal). Darlene and I are here on our “pre-night” before the start of our 17-day Globus tour that takes us through parts of Portugal, 7 days in Morocco, and then some time in Spain before finishing in Madrid. (Thanks for putting this together, […]

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Why I Like to “Travel Light”

You have probably read in other online posts or newsletters some of the benefits of traveling “light.” My wife and I had an experience yesterday that reinforced that concept—a very pleasurable experience. Some “travel light” proponents use fear of losing your luggage as a key motivating factor. With my 1.5 Million PAID flight miles on […]

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Beautiful Bergen (Norway)

Greetings from Bergen, Norway, known by many people as the home of famed composer Edvard Grieg. This is my third time in Bergen, and this time I am here to join the Viking Sea on two back-to-back 15-day Viking Homelands cruises (Bergen to Stockholm and then vice-versa) as one of their featured speakers. I will […]

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Never Knew Jeans Could Feel So Good

I’m not a jeans guy. I don’t think I ever wore a pair before I moved to Idaho at the age of 45. After moving to Idaho (where almost everyone wears jeans), I started wearing them once in a while; never to work, though. But they weren’t comfortable. I think I now know why. I […]

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A Month in France!

Parlez-vous bien Français? Unfortunately, I do NOT speak French very well. I had the best of intentions to really work on it during the Winter when outside activities are very limited here in Idaho (unless you are snow skiing, which my body gave up on many years ago). That hasn’t stopped me before to go […]

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