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Gear

I need a small bag, new shoes, clothing that can be washed in a sink, if necessary, and quickly dried. It’s easy to get carried away as there are no end of websites that offer advice. “Pack light” is the mantra. … Continue reading

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The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

A perennial theme for popular travel writers is the discovery of Shangri-La, the fictional paradise described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon. Some are also aware of the travel writer’s version of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle: when a writer observes a place and writes about … Continue reading

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Before the Mast

A few commercial shipping lines make a limited number of berths available for passengers. From the pictures available at Freighter World Cruises in Pasadena, the cabins appear to be clean and relatively spacious, with austere furnishings. Meals and soft drinks are included. The passenger must bring supplemental provisions. Some … Continue reading

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“The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good”

I’m beginning understand why people surrender themselves to vacation and travel packages. If you stray from pre-packaged itineraries you take on uncertainty and what seem like onerous scheduling responsibilities.    For example, generous friends gave me a debit card for a local travel agency … Continue reading

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Jumping Off

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