Travels

Around the World 2009

In the summer 2009, our family of five set off for almost three months on an around the world adventure that would see us visit seventeen countries, visit the Pyramids, hike the Great Wall, take two cruises, Disneyland, Universal Studio’s Japan, and three Cubs baseball games. We hadn’t done much traveling prior, Lynne and I

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Futbol in Argentina

How can you describe the atmosphere in words? I’ve been to Oregon Ducks and Seattle Seahawks football games, two of the best sporting atmospheres in North America, and they aren’t even close. Canucks fans? They would be beaten up for being so lame. Attending a futbol match in Argentina is something I wish everyone could

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Hiking the Great Wall

As part of our 2009 Round the World Trip, Beijing and the Great Wall of China was a must see. We were staying right in Beijing and there are several great wall locations within a 100 kilometres of Beijing, just had to pick one and find out how to get there. Most of the packaged tours are

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Marrakesh

Marrakesh had long been on my list of places to visit. In fact, all of Morocco seemed like a great place to explore. It’s so close to Spain, but couldn’t be further apart in many ways. I had been looking to visit Morocco for a few days as soon as we booked our flights to

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Mount Rainier

In July 2014 we rented a chalet in Packwood, Washington. Packwood is just beyond the border of the Rainier National Park in Washington State. Thinking the mountain was just outside of Seattle, I assumed the trip there would be just a bit a of a drive further than Seattle. It turns out it was nearly

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