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Argentina Planning Update: Almost Ready to Go!

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

It is now just a few weeks before we leave for our two week journey to Argentina, with stops in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Our passports have been making the rounds the past few weeks, getting the needed visas for the trip.

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Argentina Planning Update: Completing the Itinerary and Hotel Bookings

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

It is now less than two months before we go to Argentina and surrounding area for two weeks. After much give and take, the itinerary has been finalized.

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Travel Adventure Book Picks Just in Time for the Holidays

Posted on Dec 7, 2009

Looking for some good travel books as gifts or for you to read? We have recently completed reading three books that are very different but all share the common theme of authentic travel.

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How to Pack for an Extended International Trip

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

When traveling internationally for an extended period of time, there is a balance between bringing what you want and not being weighed down by a ton of luggage. In this day in age, when airlines pose stringent weight limits on individual bags and even charge to check in luggage it is even more important to carefully plan what to bring.

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Argentina Planning Update: Researching the Trip

Posted on Nov 5, 2009

The planning for this next journey, scheduled for March 2010, is progressing slowly but surely. It is now just four months away and, since the last blog entry on this subject, we have purchased a guidebook and done some Internet research to try to get the itinerary nailed down. One challenge about planning this type of trip independently is that there is not a ton of material on the Internet, and what is there is mainly in Spanish. So in trying to put together the travel pieces, especially the train, bus and ferry connections, has been slow going.

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Finding the Way on a Weekend Trip with the Help of My iPhone

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

We spent last weekend in Portland, Oregon, as Darren ran in the Portland Marathon on Sunday morning. We had never been there before and I didn’t have a lot of time to research what to see and do. I thought I would use this as an opportunity to rely heavily on my iPhone and my free apps (by design I don’t have but a few paid apps) that I have downloaded for assistance.

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