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Email: Greetings from El Valle, Panama

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

When last we wrote we were in Panama City making do with the extreme weather and the havoc it was reaping on our plans. We were notified on Saturday morning that the other activity that we had booked prior to leaving the US, national park rain forest hiking and river rafting, was also canceled because of the rain storms of the preceding few days. So we spent that afternoon making inquires about other possible day trip options. The one that was the most interesting and had the fewest weather issues was a trip to the town of El Valle.

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Email: Greetings from Panama City

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

Lauren and I are in Panama City on a five day trip to celebrate our December birthdays and completion of her finals. We flew here on Thursday and upon descending into the airport at about 9pm that night I was struck by the views of both the tall skyscrapers making up the Panama City skyline and all the ships sitting off the Pacific coast, presumably wanting to transit the canal. The city is very modern and clean and our B&B is located on a hill where the military officials used to live when the US had control of the canal zone.

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What is the Future of Printed Guidebooks?

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

I love reading guidebooks and use them extensively in trip planning and while on the road. However, they are a pain to travel with since they are bulky and weighty. I am intrigued now by electronic media, both written and audio, as perhaps a solution to this printed guidebook issue.

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Using My iPad on The Road – First Impressions

Posted on Aug 15, 2010

When the iPad was introduced a few months ago, I grappled with the decision of whether to buy one. It wasn’t a question of the technology, which I thought was really great, but whether it would be practical for me to have, given the cost. So I began to think how I would use it and, of course, taking it on the road was one of those considerations.

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South America: Iguazu Falls

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

We spent two days viewing Iguazu Falls from both the Brazil and Argentina sides and enjoyed the panorama from each side.

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