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Trip to Barcelona 2016

Early this past summer Iceland Air had a sale on flights to select cities. There were some good deals for travel in the Fall. We had only three days to decide since I had heard about the sale at the end its time period of availability. We picked out some dates and I wrote to Oliver and […]

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Trip to Valencia 2016

In October 2016 we visited Barcelona, Spain. Oliver, Karl and Eun-Ha joined us for a few days there. On the day they left, October 28 we took a  train to Valencia and spent 3 nights there. Valencia is a beautiful city. It has a  large green space created from a riverbed. That space is filled with trails, […]

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Eating in Bergen, Norway – May 2015

A three night stop in Bergen, Norway was part of our trip to Norway, England, Wales, and Iceland from April 28 – May 28. While there we stayed at Augustin Hotel. Augustin is a nice hotel with very nice art in the rooms and the hallways and public facilities. Coffee and tea is available each […]

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March Trip South

Starting March 9 and returning March 24 we took a trip from our home in Fredericksburg, Va to Savannah, GA (March 9-11) – stayed at a duplex using AirBnB. Nice place, away from tourist area but within walking distance of all attractions. Ate two dinners at Local 11 Ten. The first night Lynn had scallops […]

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Using GIS from the Chronicle of Higher Education

Two articles about using GIS from the Chronicle of Higher Education Using the WorldMap Platform – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education – “Since my demands for GIS are relatively limited, and I neither want to assume I’ll always have access to school licensing for ArcGIS, or want to payout for expensive software, I […]

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Ethical Dining Out

Here is a report and rating of  places, national chains,  some might think of to eat out. The rating is based on how employees are treated. ROC National Diners’ Guide 2012 | Restaurant Opportunities Centers United– “WE ALL ENJOY EATING OUT.Unfortunately, the workers who cook, prepare, and serve our food suffer from poverty wages, no […]

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Links for Isla Mujeres

We took a family trip in January 2012 to isla Mujeres, Mexico. Here are some links I gathered beforehand. Frommer’s Search Results – Frommer’s forms re Isla Mujeres travel islamujeresfrommers cancunmap.com- Maps and travel guides.Your information source to Cancun,Cozumel,Isla Mujeres & Riviera Maya – place to order maps islamujeresmexicomaptravel ISLA MUJERES AIRPORT TRANSFERS | Cancun […]

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Flight and Hotel Search

Flight and hotel search Hipmunk: Better Flight and Hotel Search – Recommended by Netted. Visual visual airfare flights hotel search travel

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Google Hotel Finder and Life Hacker Tips on Getting Things Done

A couple of interesting links recently found Google Hotel Finder – Google search fro finding hotels. Seems nice. Can change location easily with a trapezoid on a map. Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done – This looks like a good collection to have on hand and soem good ideas for gifts too. “We […]

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Links for learning/translating Italian

We signed up for a course title “Beginning Conversational Italian” through the Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Program. we meet once a week at the community center. Here are a few weeks to accompany that class. The paln is for us to travel to Italy in about a year, after I retire. Rainews24.it (tags: news italy […]

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