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Sun, snorkel and sail

Spent Tuesday enjoying a great half day catamaran snorkel trip. I almost didn’t go as the 7:30 alarm was a rude awakening. Glad I persevered and it would have been rude to simply not show up for my bus pickup. … Continue reading

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Flamingo island and going upscale

Pretty much the reason I booked the Renaissance hotel was their private island. So after checking out and storing my luggage I hopped in the water taxi and zipped along with fellow eager island goers. The island is small and … Continue reading

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First day in Aruba

Spending my first day in Aruba being lazy. As I understand it that’s what I’m supposed to do. I’m staying at the adults only Renaissance Marina hotel. While not directly on the water the hotel also boasts their Ocean Villas … Continue reading

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Frankfurt, Germany Christmas market

Frankfurt was the last stop on our German Christmas Markets trip. After several days in quiet Würzburg we were back on the train for the two hour tip to Frankfurt. While Nuremberg and Würzburg have charm, Frankfurt had sheer size! … Continue reading

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German Christmas markets

I hope to get back and finish up some of the prior years trips but wanted to first share a more recent adventure. Christmas Markets! German Christmas markets! I’ve been in Europe when some of the markets were just getting … Continue reading

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Back in The Cotswolds

And I’m back! Linda and I headed back to London for a quick night then off to Cheltenham to hike the Cotswolds Way to Chipping Campden. A few differences. I moved to Dallas at the end of last year so … Continue reading

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Paris – pictures say a thousand words

We’ve had rather late nights and blogging from an iPad always seems to take twice as long, auto correct is the devil and always end up at the end of the post requiring lots of cutting & pasting . . … Continue reading

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Paris day 2 – Rue Mouffetard, Eiffel Tower shopping and the Louvre!

Instead of partaking of the expensive hotel breakfast we began our second day in Paris with a croissants and coffee from a small cafe next to our hotel. Unlike the other European countries I’ve visited, France hotels typically do not … Continue reading

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Arrival in Paris

After months of planning and anticipation Linda and I are finally is Paris. I’ll come back and leave a detailed day one report but here’s the exhausted jet lagged gist. First off I will never again book a flight arriving … Continue reading

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London day 3

In my classic tourist exhausting style I’ve had another full and wonderful day n London. One of these days I’m going to book a long enough trip where I can do some day trips. This isn’t one of those as … Continue reading

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