Monthly Archives: April 2018

Vacations are expensive, but two purchases will comprise the majority of your spending: travel and lodging. Flights are very temporary—sure, you
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    • Volcanos and Penguins and Wine Oh My
      The 28 or so hours traveling here has proven to be more than worth itWhile the flight from Houston to Santiago was overnight and in the dark the three hours from Santiago to Punta Arenas were spent winging over the Andes. Amazing is a word overused i
    • Shropshire 21 Buildwas Abbey Give up struggling trying to make sense of thingsOvercooked Yorkshire Puddings Day 656 or thereabouts
      This time last year I had refused to purchase a Wisdom of the East calendar which had doubled in price probably due to the Covid pandemic . Well everything seems these days to be blamed on Brexit or the pandemic so why not my special calendar . At first I
    • Volcanoes National Park
      We set sail for Volcanoes National Park today and it was a bright and sunny day. We went due south of KailuaKona along route 11 passing by our favorite snorkeling area Two Step stopping at a few pulloffs buying some Kona Coffee all beans are p
    • Day 5 in Paradise
      Well it was a really quiet day today with not a lot going on if I am honest. We all had to go for our PCR tests so we can board the ship on Saturday. The tests were completed across the road from our hotel so not to much of a faff we thought until […]
    • The Days After the Drinking Dining and Sailing on the Douro
      Seasick. Yes that is what ran through my mind as I woke up feeling slightly under the weather and sluggish in my cabin. Seasickness could truly be the only reason. mmmhmm. After hitting the snooze alarm a few times I rallied and met Dave and Merry Jo
    • Burgers Cremation and Hippies
      Day 1 Wednesday November 17th 2021 Renata and I finally booked a trip after 2 years. The past two years have been crazy. With the stress of work and boredom due to the Covid19 pandemic Renata and I needed a few days to get awa
    • "Stuck" in Paradise
      First stop for today is Gantheaume Point which is near the southern end of the peninsula that Broome sits on. Theres a lighthouse here but it looks more like someones plonked a large lantern on a water tank stand than the sort of lighthouses we're