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Month: July 2009

Europe

So Began A Highland Adventure

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The following morning we dragged ourselves out of bed at what seemed like the crack of dawn.  We had about a mile’s walk to get to the Wild in Scotland office – which was located about halfway up the Royal Mile – before the 8:30AM start of the tour.

I’d had the pleasure of doing Wild in ...

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Dublin Part III

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Still slightly drowsy, we rubbed sleep from our eyes and made our way downstairs. Tossed a few hamburger-like patties in the microwave for breakfast and said our good-mornings.

After recharging cameras, writing a few blog posts, and socializing for a bit David and I met up with three English girls – two of whom we’d met briefly the evening before. ...

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The Wicklow Mountains Tour

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Nate roused me out of a deep sleep at 8AM. After slowly rubbing the dreams out of my eyes I headed to the shower…still half asleep I walked into the men’s shower room and came face to face with a girl putting on her makeup. Momentarily confused, I double-checked to make sure I’d found the right shower ...

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The City of Dublin Part II

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The bus ride into town was straight forward. During a 15 minute wait at the bus stop, I met three American girls who had just arrived from New York. Our bus finally arrived, we piled aboard and hunkered down for the 40 minute ride from the airport.

Before long I recognized familiar sights. Even though a lot had changed since ...

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Dublin Part I

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Packing always seems like a monumental task. The lighter you try and pack, the greater the fear of overlooking something major. As I prepared to leave, I set to the task of packing Friday evening. With a 12:15PM departure time, I knew I had a small emergency buffer if I overlooked something, but that things would no doubt be rushed.

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Delta Airlines Pre-flight Turbulence

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Call me old fashioned if you want, but when I enter into an agreement and make a commitment I take that commitment seriously.  Once you’ve placed your trust in me and I’ve committed to something, you know I’ll get it done. I guess it’s too much to ask, but that’s the level of commitment I’ve always expected from companies I’ve ...

A Blogger in Antarctica and Upcoming Trip Contest

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An Antarctic Adventure

Two fun updates to share with you all.  First and foremost blogger Gary Arndt who authors the travel resource/blog Everything-Everywhere has thrown his hat into the Quark Expeditions Antarctic Expedition competition.  The competition is the latest in a series of fantastic travel competitions that have hit the web. The tag line for the competition is, “Blog your ...