Apr 292016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 April 2016

Good morning Very exciting news this morning.  I’ve regularly been asked to offer another Travel Insider tour of the Eastern Danube, through the Balkans between Budapest and Bucharest.  The 2007 tour I operated was so popular that it sold out and people were on a waitlist for it, but I’ve held off doing […]

Apr 152016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 April 2016

Good morning It was an exciting week this week.  I generally choose to book international travel about three months prior to departure, and so, a little ahead of schedule, I booked the flights for myself and my daughter Anna to go to France for our lovely French river cruise in Bordeaux, this coming […]

Mar 252016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 March 2016

Good Friday morning Another Easter in this curiously Godless nation.  Even though this is my 31st Easter here, it is still strange to see no official recognition of the event, other than stores full of Easter candy. Earlier this week I was trying to arrange for my daughter’s math club to visit the […]

Mar 242016
Security Responses to the Brussels Attacks

Most media are missing the point of the Brussels bombings on Tuesday 22 March. Meanwhile, naive public pressure for simple fast solutions to a complex problem is encouraging inappropriate responses that attempt to pacify the public by offering greater inconvenience in the hope that will be seen as greater security. First, let’s put the […]

Mar 182016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 March 2016

Good morning The spring or vernal equinox is Sunday and not only do we already have daylight saving but certainly here in the PNW, spring is in the air, blossom is on the trees, and it is hard not to feel a bit of extra vigor in one’s stride. Last week saw a […]

Feb 262016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 26 February 2016

Good morning The special deal we have on our French river cruise through the Bordeaux region in July expires this Monday, 29 February.  It may be extended into March, but I’ve not yet heard from Amawaterways about this.  If you’ve been thinking you might come join us and enjoy what promises to be […]

Feb 042016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 February 2016

Good morning I nearly had to say ‘the dog ate my homework’ – my lovely German Shepherd, Sophie, shifted at my feet under the desk a short while ago and in doing so, caused the power plug that runs to my computer to come out of the wall.  Ooops!  But as good fortune […]

Jan 292016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 January 2016

Good morning I should have the next paragraph saved somewhere so I can just cut and paste it the several times each year it deserves to be called out.  As it definitely does this week. Yet again we’ve seen the results of the unequal battle between weather and our national aviation system.  Snow, […]

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