Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Copenhagen and Baltic Cruise 2019-10

Copenhagen and Baltic Cruise 2019-10 Laurie and I spent most of a week in Copenhagen, Denmark, then boarded the Norwegian Getaway for a cruise around the Baltic, visiting Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland, and Sweden before returning to Copenhagen and home. Her sisters Cindy and Caral went with us, and Ann, a friend of Caral’s.   […]

Western Mediterranean 2015-11

Our Western Mediterranean Cruise We had a small family travel group visit the Mediterranean, flying to Barcelona, then cruising on the Norwegian Epic to Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence (Livorno), Cannes, Palma Mallorca, and back to Barcelona. “We” was me, my wife Laurie, my father, Laurie’s sister, and her cousin. Full photo collection on Flickr, with […]

2012 Photo Links

Links to highlights of our 2012. Tiny and his cone: Hawai’i photos: New Orleans photos: St. Louis photos: Israel 2011 photos:  

Two Weeks in a Carry On

You can find other people’s techniques for this via Google.  I recently took a combined business and vacation trip that lasted two weeks, and I took only a “rollaboard” carry on bag. The business trip included a need for dress and business casual clothes. This trip had an advantage over some hectic vacation trips in […]

Bahamas Cruise 2010-10-22/25

We recently took a cruise vacation, trying hard to get away from all the projects that are looming at home and at work.  It was a very relaxing vacation, and we feel recharged and ready to attack some of those outstanding obligations. The cruise we took was a 3 day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines, […]

Travel Tips – cord management

When traveling with geek toys, packing and keeping track of the connection and power cords gets to be a problem.  Lots of cords come with velcro straps attached, but not all of them.  So what to do? You could buy velcro straps and add them to the cord yourself. Or you could be cheap, and […]

Travel Notes – Hang up the cell phone!

Yes, I know the airline rules allow cell phone use until the cabin door is closed. I don’t care, hang up while you’re boarding. You can’t pay attention to getting to the right seat while chatting to your stock broker.  The cell phone makes you too stupid to get A-B-C-D-E-F in the right order.   And […]

Israel Trip

In March 2009, I took a trip to Israel for both work and vacation. The first week was spent working, at company headquarters in Jerusalem and then speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv. Then Laurie joined me, and we spent a week on holiday. We spent several days in Tel Aviv, and the rest […]

Airline Travel – Carryon Only!

We recently took a long weekend vacation trip from Chicago to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.  (Yes, in part to escape the Chicago winter for a short while.)  We had an experience that proved yet again the validity of the advice to avoid checking bags if at all possible.  One of the podcasts I […]