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Layover in Brussels

May 10, 2018 - We were lucky enough to get a flight arriving in Brussels from Faro in the mid-afternoon and not carrying on to Edmonton...
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Algarve

May 06, 2018 - We caught an Uber to the airport in Porto from our downtown hotel and an early Ryanair flight to Faro. Thanks to our ear...
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Porto

May 05, 2018 - It turned out that we really liked Porto. It really is a hipster's paradise (not that we qualify, although I'm writing t...
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Porto Street Art

April 22, 2018 - The weather system had set in by morning, which was probably for the best so I wasn't tempted to go take sunrise photos...
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Lisbon

April 22, 2018 - We dragged ourselves out of bed only to find ourselves running 10 minutes late as we headed for the Miradouro de Santa L...
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Sintra

April 22, 2018 - The night before we left for Portugal we had quite a scare. Labor action by AIr France employees had resulted in our fli...
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Real Madrid vs. PSG

February 19, 2018 - I slept in again and headed into the city around noon. I went shoe shopping and ate at a nice restaurant for a late lunc...
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Return to Madrid

February 19, 2018 - After my tour of the Santiago Bernabéu I had a nice salmon fillet of a menu del dia around the block from the stadium. T...
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Santiago Bernabéu

February 19, 2018 - I arrived late from Rome, and checked into the Ibis in Barajas. Here I am toasting my arrival with an Alhambra cerveza....
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Return to Rome

February 16, 2018 - 10 years after our honeymoon in Rome, I spent three days there for a course. It was a bit surreal to revisit so many of...
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The London Book-End

October 23, 2017 - I arrived back in London from Ljubljana at Gatwick, and found the whole passport control and city transport process to b...
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Go with Gord, from Slovenia

October 20, 2017 - "Well, off I go, into the night," was the echo that accompanied the last warm sips from my mug of Slovenian craft ale. H...
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The City of Dragons

October 19, 2017 - I don't think I've been to a sizeable European city with as much appeal as Ljubljana. The beautiful cobblestone streets,...
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Piran

October 19, 2017 - I set my alarm early, hoping to catch the sunrise from atop the walls bordering the old town of Piran. Little did I know...
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A day in Croatia

October 19, 2017 - It was ambitious, but it worked out better than planned. I made quick time to the border via the tollway from Bled. I s...
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Arrival in Slovenia

October 16, 2017 - Exiting the airport in Slovenia was a surreal experience. Widespread fog was lifting, revealing lush greens and autumn y...
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London; nice to finally meet you.

October 14, 2017 - It was one of those days that started like most others, but had a very different conclusion. I worked most of the day,...
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Amsterdam

April 06, 2017 - We didn't have time for a morning river cruise, so we walked around the city a bit before heading for the train station.
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Angel of Haarlem

April 04, 2017 - Weary of crowds and pace, we took the short train ride to a small city neighboring Amsterdam for a beautiful afternoon o...
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En Marchant

April 03, 2017 - We began the day at sunrise at the Trocadero, hoping to do some self-portraits with the tripod, to moderate success. I d...
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Paris Scenes

April 02, 2017 - We walked the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe in the morning, visited Notre Dame, and watched night fall from the...
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Musee d'Orsay

April 02, 2017 - On Sunday, we went to this beautiful museum, set in an old train station. However, the line was so long when we first ar...
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Louvre

April 01, 2017 - The day finished with a walk along the Seine at sunset...... but the day began with the Louvre!
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Arrivez

April 01, 2017 - We started the trip off in style with a free quasi-upgrade to business class legroom seats. The flight was uneventful to...
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Dodging puddles in Oslo

November 21, 2016 - I had an early exam time Sunday morning, after which I drove with Nick to Oslo for the rest of the morning. We walked ar...
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More Moss and a Bakery Tour

November 19, 2016 - I had another great day at my course, but had to sneak out at lunch and during the afternoon break for a little walk to...
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Moss

November 17, 2016 - I was busy with my course all day, but snapped a couple pictures during an afternoon break. I picked up some food for...
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In Transit

November 17, 2016 - After the course wrapped on Tuesday, I flew to Munich on a very comfortable Lufthansa flight. I had a good sleep and the...
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A Full Moon and a Firefly

November 17, 2016 - After our course Monday night, Amanda and I went down to the Bay Bridge to watch the "super-moon" rise. Afterwards, we...
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Wandering in San Francisco

November 14, 2016 - I had only half of Sunday to get out and see some of the city. I forgot how much it smelled of urine. But there were als...
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Madrid

April 19, 2016 - I couldn't pass up one more time at the lookout on the Parador hill at sunrise. It wasn't anything special photographica...
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Holy Toledo!

April 17, 2016 - We bid a reluctant farewell to Alicante after a lively Saturday night. When I went out to watch the sunrise, the young p...
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Alicante

April 14, 2016 - We got a late start from Granada after returning to the car park from the palace. The scenery was quite nice as we passe...
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Alhambra Palace

April 14, 2016 - I did it! I got in line for the few tickets that were to be released the same day for the tour of the Generalife gardens...
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Granada

April 12, 2016 - We had a final breakfast at Casa Mercedes in Nerja, enjoying fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, and coffee. We discovered a fr...
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Frigiliana

April 11, 2016 - After lunch, we went to tour the Nerja Caves, not far from town. The caverns were immense and we walked through at our o...
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Nerja

April 11, 2016 - While Erin was sleeping, I went back to the Balcony of Europe to catch the sunrise. It turned out to be a great one, wel...
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Arrival in Andalusia

April 10, 2016 - Our Westjet flight left on time at 10:00 to Toronto, and other than forgetting my favorite hat on the airplane, our conn...
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Iceland: Day 8 - It's a Wrap

June 03, 2014 - Saturday, May 31 It wasn't a pleasant morning in more ways than one. Everything seemed disorganized as we drove in circ...
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Iceland: Day 7 - Return to Reykjavik

May 30, 2014 - Friday, May 30 It appears I ended the last post too early. The wind became so strong that I moved the motorhome into to...
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Iceland: Day 6 - Searching for Snafflehounds

May 29, 2014 - Thursday, May 29 We woke up mid-morning, cooked some oatmeal, and walked to the centre of town. Not much was open, as i...
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Iceland: Day 5 - Sun in the North

May 28, 2014 - Wednesday, May 28 We started our day with a stroll down a path of wet volcanic sand to Dettifoss, and then further to S...
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Iceland: Day 4 - Iceland Revealed

May 27, 2014 - Tuesday, May 27 Our decision to stop early at Skaftafell and hope for the weather to clear turned out to be a good one.
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Iceland: Day 3 - Optimism in the South

May 26, 2014 - Monday, May 26 The day started with optimism, as the winds had calmed and there was even some blue sky to be seen. We h...
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Iceland: Day 2 - The Golden Circle

May 25, 2014 - Sunday, May 25 We slept. And slept. 15 hours later, we awoke to the sound of tour buses. Apparently we were tired! It w...
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Iceland: Day 1 - Arrival

May 24, 2014 - Saturday, May 24 Our day started Friday afternoon. The previous weeks had been stressful as we were moving into and ren...
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Parting Thoughts

April 18, 2013 - We returned to Durban for the remainder of the trip. The Golden Mile was a gorgeous stretch of beach and the water was w...
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Goodbye to Drakensberg

April 18, 2013 - After tackling Cathedral Peak, I wanted to take the opportunity to photograph the mountains from the Zulu village just o...
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Cathedral Peak

April 18, 2013 - Eager for an adventurous hiking goal in Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak was the natural choice from Didima Camp. However, as...
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Doreen Falls and the Southern Cross

April 18, 2013 - We spent the night in Durban after our three-day safari and again Tim was there the next morning to pick us up for two n...
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Hluhluwe-Umfolozi

April 18, 2013 - Our guide, Tim Brown, met us at our hotel promptly at 7 am for three days of game driving at Hluhluwe -Umfolozi. In shor...
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Transition Day

April 18, 2013 - On the morning we were to leave for Durban, I got up early because I had yet to get the waterfront photo I had envisione...
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The Big Finish

April 18, 2013 - So... we're driving back to the hotel from our great day in the wine country, and Clive asks, "Hey, do you want to see i...
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Wine, Chocolate, and Sunshine

April 18, 2013 - On this morning, after a couple great days with Godfrey, it was Clive of capetowntourguide.com who picked us up, bound f...
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Happy Feet

April 18, 2013 - Simon's Town reminded me of Monterey, California. The restaurant, which I'm sure every tourist eats at, produced good fo...
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Good Hope

April 18, 2013 - After a great sleep, we thought things might be turning in our favor when we discovered the breakfast buffet! So our ho...
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Welcome to Africa?

April 18, 2013 - It was a long couple days but the anticipation and novelty of it all carried us through. 1.5 hours to Seattle. A breeze.
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A Day in Dubai

April 17, 2013 - The Journey Begins... (and an argument for Instagram) This was the first leg of my trip to South Africa. The travel agen...
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St. Lucia

November 19, 2011 - We spent a lovely week in St. Lucia. We stayed at a vacation rental in Castries we found on VRBO.com and used the beach...
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California Coast

May 10, 2010 - While in San Francisco, we rented a car and drove down the coast through Santa Cruz, Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur. Ther...
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Mayan Riviera

February 28, 2009 - We spent a week at the El Dorado Seaside Suites. The resort is small and the staff are excellent. If you're looking for...
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Rome

January 31, 2008 - We had an 8 day honeymoon in Rome, with one day trip to Florence. We stayed at the Trilussa Palace which I would highly...
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