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Not Without Travel Cancellation Insurance

June 21, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Every time we travel I debate whether to buy travel cancellation insurance. Not the regular kind that requires you or your nearest relative to be near death – but the kind that lets you cancel for any reason. We have had far too many occasions where the strict conditions of […]

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From The Northern California Coast to Napa

June 20, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Giant Redwood Trees All Along Northern California Coast to Napa We left Yachats on the Oregon coast, aiming for our overnight stop on the northern California coast.  Most queries about where to stop suggested that Eureka was the logical choice.  It was the biggest town we hit on the coast, with […]

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Start West Coast Trip On The Oregon Coast

June 14, 2014 TravelAtWill 2

What To Do For Two Days on the Oregon Coast We arrived on the Oregon Coast in Portland from Seattle by Amtrak at Union Station. It was easy to walk outside to the bus station and get on the light rail line (LRT) (with one line change) to the Portland Airport. We […]

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One Day In Seattle

June 4, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

One Day In Seattle – First US Stop on West Coast Trip Arriving by Amtrak from Vancouver, we were only doing a one day in Seattle before getting back on the train to Portland.  For our thoughts on the Amtrak Cascades train, see the separate Amtrak post. We had no fixed […]

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Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR

June 3, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Travel the West Coast by Amtrak Cascades The Amtrak Cascades train leaves from the main Pacific Central Station in Vancouver, BC in Canada.  We are doing a first hop to Seattle and then a second hop to Portland on the Amtrak Cascades.  You could take the Amtrak Cascades train further south, but […]

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Starting In Vancouver On West Coast Tour

June 3, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Adventure Will Be Starting In Vancouver On West Coast Tour Starting In Vancouver on West Coast tour, thru Seattle and Portland and into California would take us 4 weeks.  After San Diego we were planning to head into Las Vegas and finish up there for 4th of July fireworks.  Unfortunately, a death […]

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7 More Sleeps To Our West Coast Trip

May 24, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

A West Coast Trip For June The original plan for my 55th birthday was to go scuba diving in the South Pacific which meant a trip for a month or so to allow for the big time change, likely stopping to visit David’s sister in Australia.  But it was a brutal winter […]

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Hold Your Nose and Drink

February 17, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Hold Your Nose and Drink A Spoonful of Medicine The wonder of modern medicines – a shelf full of remedies, to counter the effects of the original problem and the side effects from various medicines – like a chain reaction.  My original problem from my Cuba visit has receded, but new ones have settled […]

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Post travel blues

February 17, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Why I Get The Post Travel Blues Most people will say that you do not remember the pain of childbirth and keep talking about it over and over.  Maybe it is because after the pain there is the joy of holding your child.  Not so with the pain from a bad travel experience, […]

Worshipping at the Alter of Spandex and Velcro

February 2, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Gearing Up for Scuba Diving With Spandex and Velcro Heading down south almost always means packing for scuba diving.  Having survived the bathing suit experience, the next challenge is always to sort through diving gear for our trip.  Thanks god for Spandex and Velcro! While we love to lounge on the beach, we […]

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Swimsuit Buying Hell

February 1, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Fun House Mirrors Make Swimsuit Buying Hell Starting to think about packing for our upcoming trip south. Shaking out the dusty summer clothes and shoes.  Sorting out dive gear and loading the eReader with books.  Hoping that the trip south can be accomplished within the baggage limits we are paying for. After dragging out […]

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Carpe Diem … Tomorrow?

January 31, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

 Just Write As I move into semi-retirement, I am losing my ability to hide behind work and let procrastination rule.  I have been known to quote Scarlett O’Hara with a southern drawl … “After all, tomorrow is another day”.  Tara may not be burning at my feet but the sand continues to fall […]