Sunday, October 19, 2008

why I don't travel

Yvonne at Chiemsee in the 60sWhy do we travel? Except for today, when it would be no trouble at all to pick up and go somewhere, I don't travel because it's annoying. But some days, like today, I want to be elsewhere absorbed in something entirely different and I don't want to be working like doing volunteer work or anything. Just out somewhere like maybe the Tivoli or a festival somewhere like Burning Man or maybe Oktoberfest, you know, absorbed by the crush of life. That's where I'd like to be today. So, send me a ticket and let's go!

I wondered how that Times story (the link above) got made and realized they probably had a ton of travel photos and stories lying around and put them all together. I should try that sometime. Not that I have professional bits and pieces lying about but I suppose I could come up with a theme related to whatever stuff I've got around here. But not today. Today I am going to do something completely different – as soon as that ticket you got for me gets here.

Song of the Day: Josh Turner - Your Man - Would You Go With MeWould you go with me?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Away to Ireland

Intrigued by the choice of Aer Lingus as an airline I checked out their offerings. Sleeping in castles doesn't appeal to me. They are so large and drafty and you can't really touch anything. It's all the wrong atmosphere for relaxing. Instead, I've chosen the do-it-yourself Northern Route Package. My relatives are from around that part of the country, so it would have some meaning for me. Plus I've heard the Emerald Isle is, in fact, really green and I'd like to see that. And the pubs. Good place to be in the rain.

I can't go now. The next eight weeks the only place to be is Richmond VA. If you are ever here in the fall you will never leave. It's absolutely lovely. So, in November or maybe next summer (during high season, of course! best time for an air vacation – maybe in August) I will be free to take up Aer Lingus on their offer.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Vacation With a Lot of Space

If I won the lottery and had some cash I needed to unload, I would buy myself a seat on Virgin Atlantic's new space plane. Yeah, I could dig it. Up in space for a minute or two (longer would be better) without having to wear that dreadful suit.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

It's that time again

Time to go to someplace cold in my mind. Well, not a cold thought, a cold air vacation, of course. Today it's Banff. Yes, the romance capital of the world ... NOT! Mountains, cool dry air, pampering and hanging out – what could be better? Having someone else pay for and plan it. So, where are you?

Today's quote from "Spruch Des Tages" widget (translated): The shortest distance between two salaries is a vacation.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cold when it's hot hot hot

Today's trip involves skiing in Zermatt or maybe bumming around the Matterhorn. Do they offer tubing? That might be cool. Check out the "extra camera" for genuine winter shots. Just what I need to escape the oven of Richmond.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Today's Vacation: Indiana Jones Adventure sites

The Nepal sector of Indiana Jones, where he finds Marion, a medallion and, of course, trouble. It's nothing for Indy! Well, maybe it was something, but he didn't let that stop him.

This Expedia trip is rated 4 dots on the trip style – it's Independent with a guide. That's me alright. I'm sure I'll have to do a little readjusting of the itinerary. An elephant ride, river rafting, a temple, all in 11 days. That's a bit much when what I really want to see is the scenery and the spirituality. So, the temple, the trekking and the Katmandu valley tour will be it for me.

I'm looking forward to the return of Indy. Even if he is an old geezer, he's way ahead of whatever young geezer is in second place.

Monday, January 21, 2008

C'Mon Cayman

Yes, it's time for another air vacation. Not, of course, one enabled by air travel, but more in the vein of air guitar. Air vacation. And today's choice is the Grand Cayman Islands. Go there now! Click above, then click on the video link.

This is always better than working. Although I'm not really digging the whole family scene thing. It's all about me, don't you know.