Tag Archives: Travel

The Packing List

When you are getting ready to go on a vacation, what do you pack first? No, that’s not right. Depending on your personality or vacation destination you may have thought sunscreen, camera, maps, bathing suit or tour guide. Money and credit cards may also come in handy. Your phone charger – especially as phones have […]

I’m Back (I Hope)

It feels strange to be back in Canada after four weeks on the road. So much has happened during that time. I’m actually writing those words while traveling on a train in Germany. I’m scheduling for them to be posted the morning after my return flight, when I expect to be a little jet-lagged and […]

On The Road Again

It’s travel time. A combination of business and (I hope) pleasure. Which means some reruns are in order. For the next four weeks, more or less, I’ll be repeating some of my favorite posts from the past eight years. Mostly travel posts I think. I don’t promise not to break in with some breaking news […]

Breaking The Fast

Muslims the world over are observing Ramadan, a month of daylight fasting. Many are thankful that this year Ramadan falls in April and May instead of June and July when the days are longer. I was thinking more of travel than Ramadan yesterday, though some of my Muslim friends were on my mind. In Germany […]

Lost In Europe

I have no idea where I am as I write this. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say I have no idea where I am supposed to be. I’m at home in Germany, but I don’t think there is any record of my being here. I’m a little confused. Bear with me and […]

Stuck in the Middle

I got caught in a stau and thought about writing this post during the delay. But I didn’t. It probably wouldn’t have been legal. Stau is the German word for traffic jam. This one seemed endless. In half an hour I drove a kilometre. Given that I usually walk at a pace of between four […]

Coming Attractions…

I’m writing this post on an Italian train. I am tired, and it is hot. The train is packed and has no air conditioning. I’m enduring this for you. Travel posts are a big part of the random thoughts you find here. I don’t travel often, but when I do I try and pack in […]

Technological Challenges

This is not the post I had scheduled for today. Which has me mildly annoyed, as I had some pictures I wanted to share today. I think I mentioned I was traveling on business these days. In a perfect world I would have planned ahead and had all the posts for the time period written […]

What Is Good About Travel?

When you read this I am probably traveling. Which is a lot less thrilling than it sounds. Pretty much my entire day today involves getting from Point A to Point B. I used to love to travel. There was the thrill of discovering new places, new people, new foods. I even used to like air […]

I Think Today Is Thursday

The trip back to Germany was uneventful, much better than the 42-hour marathon we took getting to Canada six weeks ago. Now comes the adjustment again to language and culture, which will take much more than the adjustment to this time zone. It was so nice to be in the same time zone as the […]