Travel Journal Posts

On tour in Kenya on an African safari

Flying into Nairobi at 4am seemed kinda crazy, but it was great….we were met and whisked off to the Norfolk Hotel and in bed by 5am…traffic is nasty in Nairobi so getting in at 4am was a breeze…Norfolk was fabulous after Fairmont did it up...

The Best at Wailea, Maui

Wailea is the more upscale resort area on Maui, and somewhat more convenient from the airport than the Kaanapali resort area. There are a number of hotels here, including the massive Grand Wailea, which has its fans for its great kids facilities,...

Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, on New Zealand’s South Island, was certainly one of our favorite cities on our New Zealand trip. A river and parkway wends its way through downtown, and the lovely botanical gardens and large parks create plenty of green space to...

Do Vacations = Happiness?

Of late I've come across some articles on the topic of what makes us happy.  Tony Hsieh of Zappos has some great insights on this.  Recently in Ode magazine, I read an article that referenced a study by two professors, from the...

Fastest train in the world begins service in China

The Harmony Express, China’s new high-speed train which began service just after Christmas, is now the fastest train in the world. With average speeds of over 200 miles per hour, the train completed what was an 11-hour journey between Wuhan to...

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