Tag: travel

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I met Will in SMA. He and his wife had just retired and were traveling the world. They were on their first stop, I believe, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Now, the thing about Will is that he’ll tell you everything that you need to know about traveling around the world as a “minimalist”, whether you asked him or not! We hung out in SMA as well as in Washington state. I got a chance to hear about and…

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So, there I was, after work, minding my own business. Y’all know how I do! I was walking across the street and towards the boardwalk for a little quiet time, gazing at Lower Manhattan, waiting for the crowds to die down a little bit in the subway. From my left, I heard: Hey! Don’t forget to smile! I told her, no worries, it’s all good. I just finished the day and am headed for a bit of quiet time –…

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I am really amazed at what people will put up with on a daily basis. Today, I did what would not be a “normal” commute by the standards of people who live here. I rode the PATH train from Newark, NJ to Jersey City, about 20 minutes, give or take. A few people that I talked to during orientation as well as a couple of fellow employees told me that the couldn’t really afford to live so close. On average…

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As waterways are plentiful in Washington, I was able to cross some of the waterways on ferries. As I remember, Will & I used 3 ferries: 1. Port Angeles, WA – Victoria, BC. 2. Coupeville, WA – Port Townsend, WA 3. Lummi Island Ferry One of them took us from Port Angeles, WA to Victoria, BC Canada. They varied in price, all of them being fairly expensive to transport an automobile. We didn’t take the car to Canada, though. It…

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I’m not used to being a tourist. Usually, when I go somewhere, I don’t frequent the insides of museums, fairs, the normal tourist things. I like to get up early, go to the shore, perhaps the forest, set up my camera and have a good time exploring, pondering shots, listening, enjoying the morning. The same applies for the evenings. In the in-between times, I might go to see a movie, read, watch TV a little bit, not really caring about…

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Victoria, British Columbia Canada has never seen the likes of me! Will and I set off on our adventure to Victoria on Tuesday morning. The weatherman “promised” clear skies and 0% chance of rain … so, there we were in Victoria and, yes, there were raindrops falling all around. We figured that we might as well look around have see what was in The Empress Hotel. We had decided that it might be fun to have High Tea at the…

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