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Santa Cruz-Don’t Miss Moments

Santa Cruz-Don’t Miss Moments

Three things I’d recommend to a friend: Stay at the Galapagos Habitat by Eco Luxury Group in Puerto Ayora The hotel is literally, as well as figuratively, green. Surrounded by mangroves and home to brown pelicans, sea lions, marine iguanas, and much more, it even has...
Heading South to Aoraki/Mount Cook

Heading South to Aoraki/Mount Cook

After a short domestic flight from Auckland to Christchurch in the South Island, we picked up our van, loaded our luggage in, and headed south. As we drove, Kreig entertained us with facts and bits of local lore. For example, one of his hobbies is learning the words...

On to Auckland-February 22, 2020

The flight from San Francisco to Auckland was unexpectedly easy, especially once the stewardesses started pouring Chardonnay! Before putting on my sleep mask, I watched the movie Wild, which seemed like an appropriate choice! By the time I woke up, we were touching...

Vacation Tip: Choosing Your Hotel

Fresh from an excellent five-day vacation in San Antonio, Texas, I’m going to write about a few of the considerations that made our trip so enjoyable. Our group included me, my good friend Jeanne, my son Russ, and two of his friends. The first mutual decision Jeanne...