Seattle's Snowy Farewell

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Seattle’s Snowy Farewell

It looked fine when we left for the airport on Wednesday afternoon, but by the time we arrived at SeaTac this is what it looked like outside.  The snow and hail accumulated pretty fast, and we were lucky to only have an hour delay.  There is something about snow that makes waiting a bit easier [...]

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Send a Sleep Chamber

I think I have officially lost it.  The anticipation of 2011 is trying me and I’m having more and more trouble appreciating the now.  With this has emerged symptoms normally seen in a depressed person and not someone about to partake on the adventure of a lifetime: writers block (what to write about? There’s nothing [...]

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Change is constant..

RTW tickets out. Freedom in. This is the first of many updates that will report on the ever evolving itinerary set before us. Why? Because the itinerary just got a lot more simple. There isn’t one. In a whirlwind of emails and phone calls between myself and a major US based airline, we’ve decided to [...]

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Africa: Big Draw, Big Challenges

Since we started planning this trip two years ago, Africa – all of it—has been my priority. I’m drawn to it, and while I know there is no way to see it all I’ve designed many possible journeys in my mind throughout our planning. My focuses have been Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, Malawi and South Africa: [...]

Where the ocean meets my worries

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Where the ocean meets my worries

Dave and I got scuba certified 2 summers ago and have yet to dive anywhere outside of the cold northwest waters.  Personally the cold water diving experience, while adventurous, was murky and a bit claustrophobic for me.  I’m not completely sold on the sport yet (I react that way to most activities involving drastically cold [...]

Bye Bye, Winter.

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Bye Bye, Winter.

The news tonight reported that spring is forecasted to come two to three weeks early this year.  Unlike the rest of the US, it seems we are lucky to have had abnormally good weather this winter.  So while the rest of the nation is drowning in record rainfall or shoveling their way out of more [...]

Itinerary Issues

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Itinerary Issues

When we first started planning this trip last year, laying out the itinerary was the best part.  We’ve spent hours daydreaming about the routes we could potentially take.  It’s been the fun part.  Any place we see on the map could be the next city on our itinerary.  The process of researching each place has [...]