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Cape Town Waterfront

Our first full day in Capetown was spent at the Waterfront. We walked down from our hostel (the Ashanti Lodge), and it took about an hour.   It’s been cool in…

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London Layover: Mind the Gap

The good news: We made it safe and sound to Cape Town. The bad news:  Donny’s bag didn’t.  Our card reader is in his bag, so we won’t be able…

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Packing for Our First RTW

Whew! One week ahead of time and we’re finished with packing. It was a dry run, to make sure everything fit in the backpacks, and so far so good. Here’s…

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Getting Stuck, round 2!

We are officially done with our preventative shots. WOO HOO!!! That makes a total of eight shots. We made a trip into Boston again, this time with Jim Close (aka….

To be continued…

We are pleased to announce that we are less than one month away from our departure for our RTW trip!!! Everyone please have a look at our new blog, http://turtlestravel.com/Right…

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Getting Stuck

So the date we both were not looking forward to finally came- The travel doctor visit at the immunization clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston! After a long talk…

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Over the River and through the Woods

The Dutch Iris Inn, Granby, CT After visiting Grandma and dining at the Parthenon restaurant in Agawam, we head to Granby, CT and the welcoming Dutch Iris Inn. The owners…

Route Decisions

There are various schools of thought regarding buying tickets for a multi-destination or around-the-world,  trip.  With a “round-the-world” or similar fare with one of the major airline alliances (Oneworld, Skyteam…

Off we go.

This first (Round the World) is being embarked upon after over a year of thinking, researching, planning, and struggling with desired destinations vs. financially feasible routing. Only when we started…

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Outta Here (for now)

Twenty-one years after arriving as a Freshman at Columbia University, I have officially given up residence in New York City. Any season would have been tough, but I found it…