Personal Ramblings: Friends and Brothers

File this under poignant moments evoked during trips. While away this week, I learned my girlfriend Susan lost her brother, Stephen. A sweet, smiling guy he was, among those plus five or ten siblings in our supersize Catholic families. No loss is easy, but it’s especially tough with brothers and sisters. Susan Chaffee was myContinue reading “Personal Ramblings: Friends and Brothers”

Ready For Takeoff?

… get off the sidelines and plan a trip! Waiting may be expensive. Airfares are rising along with hotels experiencing higher costs for labor and goods. With proper planning and professional assistance, there’s a trip for most reasonable budgets.

A Season Of Stillness

I enthusiastically promote my reliable mantra of book now, fly later. Get that dream trip under deposit. Think outside comfort zones for a refreshing change of scenery ~ Galapagos, Antarctica, Peru, The Maldives. What are we waiting for?

Costa Rica: Vida Verde

Costa Rica is green in every way imaginable, awash in verdant lush foliage which carpets mountains to countryside, permeates cityscapes, and frames every meandering road. Green is a way of life and state of mind. The ticos (locals) are among the most ardent environmentally conscious people on the planet. They stand proud of and zealously guard their abundant resources.