Visiting a Thai Hospital

Last summer my father passed away. I only mention this because his illness forced me to spend far more time in hospitals than I ever hoped to spend. He spent almost three months in ICU unites, regular hospital rooms and nursing homes. He received kidney dialysis, CAT scans, X-rays, and almost every procedure you can …

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Thoughts on Acapulco

I’ve been in an internet black hole the last several days in Mexico. Here are a few observations from my brief stay in Acapulco, Mexico: I booked a place via Hostelworld.com. It turns out it was quite a bit out of town. The taxi ride from the airport was 610 pesos, and that was the …

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Traveling to Dangerous Places

This Saturday I’m flying to Acapulco, Mexico. I’ll be there a few days before sailing on the Queen Elizabeth up to Los Angeles as a guest of Cunard Cruise Lines. Not surprisingly, almost everyone I’ve told mentioned something about crime, murders, drug gangs, or beheadings. Almost all the news coming from Mexico lately has been …

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Video – Yakushima, Japan

Back in November 2007, I visited Yakushima Island in Japan. It is one of the most magical places I’ve visited during my travels. I created an audio slideshow of the photo I took on the island. Yakushima was the inspiration for the animated film Princess Mononoke. I’ve recently been working on some audio slideshows again …

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This Week In Travel – Episode 68

This week’s guest is Sean Keener of the Boots N’ All network. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Spilled Coffee Caused United Plane To Divert Hijacker Overpowered on Norway-Turkey Flight Four Planes At JFK Have Long Waits On Tarmac Man boards plane at IAH with loaded gun in carry-on Al Qaeda threat involving hotels buffets ‘credible,’ report …

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