Just reading the headline, knew it was you Cheryl-Anne. Why not join the real world instead of boasting about your visits to the "Lives of the Rich and Famous" fantasylands?I consider what you write complete drivel, strictly there for entertainment purposes. It would be nice to see you put your talents to better use.
Your words paint such a clear, emotion filled picture that I feel like I was there...with sweaty palms and racing heart. As a mom, seeing or hearing about any child in danger brings on such strong emotion. And for the record, I love your travel pieces.
Wow a story about something local. Surprised it wasn't something about a trip to Madagascar, your fantastic stay at a five star hotel and the wonderful pampered treatment you received.
And no, I'm not envious or jealous, I just find you incredibly pompous and very self-indulged.Good night.
I've done loads of US and international travel for the company I worked for. But I've never come home and bragged about the expensive trips, flying business or first class, nice hotels, restaurants, etc. all paid for by the company.It's not something people want to hear. Makes you sound very "elite" and privileged.
Those of us who travel overseas for a living have learned not to have these kinds of discussions (or in this case, article) with people at home for the very reason that wilburthedog has so eloquently expressed; that people in the U.S. find anecdotes about foreign travel "obnoxious and narcissistic." Given the focus on heavy spending on foreign shores in this article though I tend to agree it was over the top.
Wow, what an obnoxious, narcissistic article.Ooo! I just spent $250 at the airport. For many people that could be their food budget for a month or more. But you've got to have your sunglasses and Pringles.I think this will be the last column of yours I will ever read.
Hi Nadine,You sound like an enthusiastic cruiser and make some great points! But, while there are things I love about cruising, as a travel writer I know it's not for everyone. That's why I cover different ways to explore and travel. What are your favorite destinations? Which cruise lines do you like best?Thanks for reading Home Planet!
Hi Nadine,You sound like an enthusiastic cruiser and make some great points! But, while there are things I love about cruising, as a travel writer I know it's not for everyone. That's why I cover different ways to explore and travel. What are your favorite destinations? Which cruise lines to you like best?Thanks for reading Home Planet!
I love how you have split this into sections for your readers, but I feel that all of you wonderful suggestions can be covered by one type of holiday, which even though is not so neatly sections will also be good for everyone in the above mentioned sections.Ocean cruises are fantastic for all manner of holidays, perfect for single travellers as a sense of companionship exists on board, with most cruise line now offering special cabins and the introduction of lounges for people on their own to meet.Alaska, of course as you mentioned a fantastic cruise destination.Cruise tend to have a selection of historical and city break port within a sailing, bring together the best of both worlds.and as for themed holidays, cruises are probably one of the best for this, from gardening cruises where a guide will be on board to help lecture before going ...
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I have been on this bridge many times, and yes it is a bit disconcerting at first step. But, it is always well worth the journey.
Takk for den veldig fine artikkelen.
I have recently discovered your blog and wanted to thank you for some nice work. Your two most recent columns (on your third life and the beauty of summer days in the NW) were very enjoyable and hit home. I look forward to more.
Thank you for reading the column, Aymen. I got your email and I'll get right back to you.CAM
While I was pregnant I thought, "once I have a baby, I'm really going to be 'grounded'". I went to Alaska, Hawaii, Washington (I was living in CA), Oregon, Idaho, Michigan, and California (once I moved to WA). Well, 29 flights later my 9 month old has been several times to CA, MI, and HI. I can only hope I am passing on "the bug".
Love this one! I can so relate.
Love them too -- but my secret travel stuff love is Flight 001. Isn't this awesome? http://www.flight001.com/all-p...
Love it! I did a list of hotel safety tips for a magazine recently (it hasn't run yet) and listed the doorstop as a tip. I'm a big Travelsmith and Magellan fan. And I can't go through SeaTac without stopping by ExOfficio :)
Sadly, the folding hangars are no longer made. They were Swedish and once sold through Travelsmith or Magellan's. I have two of them and wish I'd bought six, you know? I also carry a sink stopper and a doorstop in that same bag. I've considered using some 3D printing method to make a few more hangars, though!
I like the way you think! I'm intrigued by the folding hangers. Do they take up much space? What is the brand? CAM
Packing for your travels is a stressful activity, the default answer is to pack too much. Not a good idea when you will be drawing your backpack on the bus stations and hostels for several months on end.
I like you convinse me to visit Zagreb.
I always carry a change of clothing in my carryon plus an extra pair of underwear. Additionally, I carry on my bathing suit, folding travel hangars and my laundry detergent (which are little dry sheets so they don't take up precious liquids space). That way, even if I have to make do with emergency overnight hand-washing, I'm prepared.
Good points. The image of the solo female traveler has changed. It's no longer the spunky college student backpacking across Europe. I think the new solo female traveler is a Third Life traveler. Someone who's grown up, raised a family and/or built a career and is now living the life she chooses.
I agree. Where the bag goes astray matters. In my case, when I tried to get information and help at the airport in Paris I was told, "Madame, we have more than 3,000 lost bags here. I don't know when we'll get to yours." Hardly encouraging :)Fortunately, they did find it so the story had a happy ending.
All this is very good advice.
Where and when a bag is "lost" makes a big difference. I was sent to Melbourne, Australia several years ago for three weeks on business, and I packed two large suitcases with (I thought) evenly divided clothes and necessities as much as I could.
When I and my bags got to SFO, one of my bags decided to get on the flight with me to Melbourne, and the other went on a flight to ... New York City.
I don't remember the exact details but it was an almost comical case where I was on "Flight 1" to Melbourne and one of my bags decided "Flight 11" to NYC sounded better.
In this case it really was a misdirect, and when I arrived in Melbourne mid-day the next day, the airline was able to tell me about the "misdirection" and assured me the bag ...
Thank you for reading the column, Sarah.CAM
It is true that when Carcassonne fortress appears on your left or right side (depending on your direction) while driving on the A61 highway your first impression is that is a stereoscopic image - its medieval architecture so perfect!
Walt Disney himself stayed in the Hotel de la Cité and took the inspiration from this fortress when creating the "Snow White" movie decoration.
You're right! I had that in an earlier version and then clipped it for space. I posted photos of Carrabelle on my Franklin County Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/camillsap...
Just want to say that The Fisherman's Wife is actually in Carrabelle, which is a few miles down the road. And they do have good food.
Imodium is another must have on a trip - just in case.
Thanks for this post :) I am going to travel for the first time on my own in August. Your words encourage me!
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Ladies, traveling alone will be one of the best things you ever do - but make sure you do it right. For women, brings travel reviews its own set of joys and challenges. It can be an unusual experience, to go where you want and when you want to meet new people along the way. Many women who have had an incredible sense of freedom and possibility traveled alone and described. But there are also challenges, ranging from loneliness to safety, and make travel difficult enough that many women never try it alone.
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for reading and for commenting! Nothing beats planning and preparation. And, as the mother of four, I've learned to be patient. Eventually, they come around and recognize what a gift travel can be.
Very useful information you have shared over here. We all know that traveling with kids or teens can be a verychallenging. It takes a proper planning and preparation in order to have a happy and smooth trip.
Very useful tips for women who have to travel alone for many reasons. All tips can be very useful to women in order to stay safe and enjoyable while traveling alone.
All of us pay for a ticket that entitles us to a seat on the flight. If you can't fit within the seat you paid for, then you need to purchase a larger seat, or multiple seats. Feeling entitled to part of the seat I purchased simply because you couldn't afford (or were too cheap to purchase) the space you need is unacceptable.
This isn't about belittling big people, it's about each of us getting exactly what we've paid for.
I think a lot of people immediately think of the great surf and weather in hawaii. Don't get me wrong I definitely still love surfing but more recently I have found that golfing in hawaii can be an absolute blast. You wont find more beautiful courses.
It can be awful sitting next to a chatterbox but sometimes it's amusing. Recently, I sat next to a man on a flight who began to speak as soon as we'd buckled our seat belts. I tried to put him off but he kept talking about himself and within minutes I realized he was making up most of it. At that point he had my full attention. I'm a careful listener and he was a bad liar. Cheryl-Anne
At least the behemoth slept.
What I hate is getting stuck next to a chatterbox who is oblivious to what having a laptop out means and thinks that what they have to say is more important than what anyone else wants or needs to do.
When my late grandfather worked on the docks in NY as a teen he said he learned one thing from rolling barrels: "The empty ones make the most noise."
There's always a lot of legroom on Biafran Airlines, however its limited to two carry on chickens per passenger and you have to lift your legs up on takeoff.
Thanks "Sue" I replied without my glasses the first time :)
Great photo, Sue. And thanks for the wonderful tips for insulating the tripod. Great info! CAM
Thanks for reading and commenting, Craig. I enjoy following your adventures. I'm especially jealous of all that Florida Keys sunshine :)CAM
such poetic prose... wonderful. And I so agree...it is never about the photographs, but the "now" of the experience... so glad to read you enjoyed the moment(s)....
stay adventurous, Craig
Enjoyed your article, especially the comment " ... whatever kind of photo I brought home with me wouldn’t matter. The real magic had imprinted in me and I knew I would never forget it....", & photo.
I've been to Churchill on the Tundra Wilderness Expedition trip, but wasn't lucky enough to see The Lights! So that remains on my bucket list. As an amateur photographer, here's a pointer for your frozen tripod. Buy some pipe insulation. It is round, sort of foamlike. Cut pieces long enough for the top part of the tripod legs, closest to the head. Slit the foam down the length on one side (or it may already have a slit, it was so long ago I can't remember) and slide it onto the tripod legs, add a little duct tape (and they come in such pretty patterns & colors now) and voila no freezing skin ...
You tell stories in such a lovely way--I can see your daughter flying ahead of you, through Paris. I love the memories that you wrap into the trip--they will be precious to her.
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