Flight Updates: Domestic Flight Changes for Australia Trip

Jun 29, 2012 Comments Off by
Yesterday I logged into the website where I purchased my tickets to Australia and noticed something very odd. Apparently I was double-booked, from MSP to SFO AND from MSP to ORD to SFO. Confused much? Apparently, United will be discontinuing daily service between MSP and SFO, so I was rerouted through ORD. The flight changes […]

Flights Booked: Sydney to Alice Springs and Darwin back to Sydney

Jun 13, 2012 Comments Off by
Today I finally decided that I will spend all of my time in the Northern Territory. After this decision came the tickets: Sydney to Alice Springs by way of Melbourne and then from Darwin back to Sydney. So, the flights are: Flight Plan: SYD - MEL - ASP; DRW - SYD

A Day at the Como Zoo

Jun 04, 2012 Comments Off by
I try to go at least once a year to see the beautiful animals at the Como Zoo, especially to see Chloe - the sloth. Here are a few shots from my most recent trip.    

Where I’ve Been on the ’1,000 Places to See Before You Die” list

May 19, 2012 2 Comments
From the list "1000 Places to See Before You Die" by Patricia Schultz, Here's a list of the places from this list that I have been too. Count to date: 97 174 The Alpine Road and Zugspitze Germany 178 Coaching in Bavaria and Neuschwanstein Castle Germany 189 The Zwinger Germany 203 Rhodes Greece 205 The […]
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Photo Roulette 43: Adventure

May 17, 2012 2 Comments
Matt Gibson recently won the 42nd Round of Photo Roulette and thus is the next host. For the theme he has chosen "Adventure." Here is my submission for this round of Photo Roulette.   Photo Roulette 43: Adventure Photo Roulette 43: Adventure entry - 530px  
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Photo Roulette 42: Evening

May 08, 2012 Comments Off
Hosted by: http://foodtravelbliss.com/photo-roulette-round-42-evening/ "One of our favourite times of day to wander an area is the early evening as the day ends and the night begins. There is a definite change in the mood, the atmosphere lightens as people finish work to head home or go out for the evening, restaurants and bars start opening, […]
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Photo Roulette 41: Spirit of the Country

Apr 25, 2012 Comments Off
Photo Roulette 41 is being hosted by The Adventure Crow. The theme is: Spirit of the Country. The theme resolves a photo that depicts the "spirit" of the country where the photo was taken. My submission is below: Nothing shows more about the spirit of Israel, than a soldier and a menorah. This photo was […]
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Flight booked Sydney, AU to Christchurch, NZ

Apr 11, 2012 Comments Off
Today after much debating, I finally decided on the date I would fly from Sydney to New Zealand. In the end I decided to spend more time in New Zealand than in Australia. There were a number of flight choices that were quite attractive. The two that intrigued me the most were flying Emirates A380 […]
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2012 Flight Purchased: to Sydney, AU via Auckland, NZ

Mar 09, 2012 Comments Off
Last Friday I had received approval for my vacation time off for the month of September. With this last step in place it was time to take the next step; purchase the airline tickets. I researched my options well enough. It seemed clear that the best deal was going to be a non-American carrier (ie: […]
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Destination 2012: Australia

Feb 01, 2012 Comments Off
So a couple of years ago I had a great response to a survey I sent out asking where people thought I should go next. At the time, Turkey had won the vote.... and Turkey is where I traveled to. Then I asked for the next one, and Chile rocked the vote; though, I did […]
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Majestic Iguazu Falls

Jan 14, 2012 Comments Off
After leaving the cool, windy Patagonian steppe it was off to the heat of northeastern Argentina - Iguazu. Straddling the border between Argentina & Brazil lies the world wonder, Iguazu Falls. The falls, stretching an area of approximately 2 km in length, are often considered one of the most awe inspiring sights on the entire […]
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