Category: Travel

Disaster or cool adventure, you be the judge (Oahu, 2/23/13)

DH and I had a wonderful breakfast/brunch this morning with Aunty Jan at Big City Diner in Kaneohe.  And then we were off to kayak. But in our haste to meet Aunty this morning, Mom forgot her fancy paddle at the house so we had to go back after breakfast – a 45 min round trip. We got to Kailua Sailboard and Kayak to...

NYTimes: A One-Man Quest for a Missing Jet

I am more than a little obsessed with MH370, having been a long time international traveller to Asia. When did the passengers know or suspect they were in trouble? What did they do then? What would I have done?  What did they do when they realized they were about to crash? Who would have programmed the computer before flight and...

Disney adopts demand pricing; ticket prices will rise most days – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disney-adopts-demand-pricing-20160226-story.html “Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have been charging $99 for a one- ticket. Under the new policy, each day on the calendar will be designated a “value” day, a “regular” day or a “peak” day. The new price will be $95 for a value day, $105 for a regular day and $119 for a peak day. Over a 12-month...

Solitude

Solitude can’t be rented by the night. It’s not found at a resort. It is a space you have to create for yourself where you can leave the regular world behind. It has to be quiet and still and away from the city so you can see the stars at night. When the sun rises it should be crisp and...

Complaints against airlines up 30% in 2015 – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-complaints-against-airlines-in-2015-20160218-story.html “The number of complaints filed by air travelers with the U.S. Department of Transportation jumped 30% in 2015 over the previous year, with complaints about airfares nearly doubling, according to data released Thursday by the federal agency.”

Cambodian Weddings Are an Excuse for Offal and Line Dancing

https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/cambodian-weddings-are-an-excuse-for-offal-and-bad-dancing "Khmers drink like the British—as if their livers had done them some terrible injustice. They even have a proverb that roughly translates as: “Drink not drunk? Then drink for what?”"

Booking flights and cars

We think Kayak.com is the best site for flights research, now that travel.bing.com is gone (actually long gone). Select “+-3 days” to see how one or two days could drastically change your flight costs. The basic rule is, flying Wednesday to Wednesday is usually the cheapest, with weekend flying being most expensive. Select “Explorer” to see when the cheapest times...

Hot summer in Hawaii this year

I’m sure DH will have more to say on this, but we just booked a June trip to Kauai and we obviously waited too long by booking 4.5 months ahead.  We ended up paying for flights with cash because the only flights remaining that were available for points were bad times (red-eyes, 6AM departures (which are basically red-eyes when you...

Cambodia/Angkor Wat teaser

Last year we visited my #1 bucket list destination, Angkor Wat in Cambodia.  It was a truly unforgettable trip and I plan to post a travelogue for the trip.  One thing holding me back is that upon return, in the process of uploading all the photos off my phone…they all got deleted.  Every single picture between July and December.  Cambodia,...

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This blog is meant to be a better way to capture our travel experiences in a way that others can share. Fellow travellers are looking for guideposts and specifics – restaurant and hotel names, vendor and venue details, itinerary ideas, and all the pro-tips that we had to learn the hard way. Besides the personal enrichment that travel brings, that...