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Pandemic Travel Interlude: Avis Drama, Lower Hudson Valley, Tarrytown House Estate, and Sheraton Tarrytown

I said my next post would begin my trip report of my February/March 2020 trip to Japan, but I changed my mind. Instead, I’ll give you a quick report of some travel I did this summer. Being in isolation for months, living alone and working from home, was rough. My… Read more »

You’re Allowed One Disastrous Day: Or My Daytrip to the Cape of Good Hope; Or Don’t Rent with Thrifty in South Africa

This is part 6 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. My theory on long trips is that you’re allowed one disastrous day without it ruining the vacation. My second day in Cape Town was that day. My plan was to rent… Read more »

The Perils of Driving (and Renting) Cars in the Seychelles

Driving in the Seychelles is an adventure – one that began before we even got into a car.  Cars are not particularly cheap to rent in the Seychelles, with rates starting at 40-50 Euros a day.  We decided to rent a car anyway, though, because a transfer to the Hilton… Read more »

Trip Report: Newark to Phoenix

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Continental 1576;  Dep. EWR: 7:00 a.m, Arr. PHX: 8:51 a.m.; Coach, 2,126 miles My trip to Phoenix this weekend started out a little harried.  For some reason, I thought 4:35 a.m. was an early enough wake-up time to get on a 5:00 a.m. bus to Newark from the Port Authority…. Read more »