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Four Days in San Francisco . . . Part 1

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Greetings from the City by the Bay, or more specifically the SFO SkyClub. After a whopping two days in New York after my Brussels trip, I hit the air again for a law conference in San Francisco.   At first, I didn’t even think the trip would merit blogging due to… Read more »

Trip Report: Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, and the Sheraton Miramar

I decided to start my South American adventure in Viña del Mar, often simply referred to as “Viña”, a  summer beach resort town about 1.5 hrs Northwest of Santiago, right on the Coast.   I’m very glad I did, and it was a great way to start a vacation.   I… Read more »

Trip Report: Miami and the W South Beach

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Delta Flt. 1771 JFK to MIA Dep.  10:40 a.m.       Arr.  1:45 p.m. Delta Flt. 1771  MIA to JFK (yes, same flight number) Dep.  2:37 p.m.      Arr.  5:28 p.m. I spent the weekend in Miami at the W South Beach.   The genesis of the trip was a friend’s free… Read more »

Trip Report: The Westin Lima – m’eh

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Although we were scheduled to stay at the Radisson in San Isidro, one of my travel partners discovered that the Westin Lima, a relatively new property, had sudden SPG cash and points availability for our night in town. So we made the switch. In the end, I don’t think the… Read more »

Trip Report: Urubamba and the Tambo del Inka

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Wow. Just wow. As I noted in my previous post, the drive to Urubamba from Cusco was simply breathtaking, as we drove through the hills and towns of the Sacred Valley.  The roads were well-paved and it was an idyllic way to start 20 hours or so of pure relaxation.  … Read more »

Trip Report: Quick Night in Lima: Sheraton Lima

One of the downsides of being in row 34 of an international flight is that you are one of the last to get to immigration.  Particularly annoying at 11pm after a delayed 6.5 hour flight.   But given the fact we arrived around the same time as a Delta flight from… Read more »