UNITED STATES: San Diego – Family Fun Time

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

By some welcome miracle, my bags made my connecting flight to San Diego. I finally caught a break after two months of serial debacles. My flight out of Chicago was delayed by snow and other technical difficulties, and I was already resigned to adding baggage to that list. Out of all the countries I travel […]

UNITED STATES: Chicago – All That Jazz

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
UNITED STATES: Chicago – All That Jazz

Another redeye flight delivered me to Chicago O’Hare. Five dollars and a train took me to within three blocks of my final destination. That was the easy part. While I waited for my room to be made ready, I went to the CVS Pharmacy and got myself the shingles vaccine and a flu shot. I […]

UNITED STATES: Washington DC – The Trump Show

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Uncategorized | 10 Comments
UNITED STATES: Washington DC – The Trump Show

After months upon months of hearing about the damage reaped upon the world stage by our aggressively incompetent president, I find myself in the city where the most repugnant and consequential reality TV show is being produced. This repellent production is shouldered at the expense of taxpayers and has caused immeasurable damage to our democracy. […]

UNITED KINGDOM: SOGGY LONDON

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: SOGGY LONDON

The rain has had no problem keeping up with me these last three weeks. After an exceedingly wet and dismal Bournemouth, Guernsey, and Jersey, I arrive in a soggy London congested with extinction rebellion activists who actually delayed my friend on our night out at the theatre. Of course, Extinction Rebellion made their activities known […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Guernsey & Jersey

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Guernsey & Jersey

A bit of advice if you’re traveling to the Channel Islands, give yourself some wiggle room. The ferries have a habit of frequent cancellation. Such was the case when I lost a day in Guernsey to just such a curtailment of service, proving once again, the necessity of maintaining flexibility in your travels. Also, always […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Bournemouth

Posted by on Sep 24, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Bournemouth

Other than the fact that it’s an attractive, smallish seaside town which¬†happens to be the birthplace of Mary Shelley, I came away knowing very little about Bournemouth. This marks the nadir of my blogging neglect in the fifth year of travel. The islands of Guernsey and Jersey await but weather forecasts are less than favorable. […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Amesbury & Salisbury – Wonderful Wiltshire

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Amesbury & Salisbury – Wonderful Wiltshire

It’s that time of year again for my visit to the land of the stones, Amesbury, which is known for Stonehenge and the traffic jams it’s known to cause much to the consternation of Faith my half-sister. Family and friends are truly the most valuable commodity in my worldly wanderings. It’s a joy to have […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Birmingham

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Birmingham

After escaping a York Hostel takeover by snoring reprobates and sleep apnea sufferers, I arrived exhausted at my Airbnb. Just having my own space unencumbered by humans, revived my hopes and dreams. A cloudy recharge led me to a couple of sunny Birmingham days. My accommodations were near the Jewellery District of Birmingham which is […]

UNITED KINGDOM: York II

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: York II

Regardless of what you have planned, York is always a welcome destination. Dripping with history and charm, strolling atop the city walls is an uncommon experience in anyone’s journey. My visit has been relatively uneventful to the point of terminal boredom except of course my visit to the British Railway Museum which I think should […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Isle of Man – Douglas

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Isle of Man – Douglas

Thankfully, I made it out of Liverpool in one piece on a ferry across the Mersey. It was touch and go there for a while, but Beatle Week lingers at the back of the mind like a bad dream the next morning. I managed to catch up on two hours of lost sleep on the […]

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