Category: Itineraries

Conkies and Barbados Independence


Today is independence day in Barbados  or Bim (short for Bimshire) as it is known.  Barbadians (colloquial names: Bajan or Beige) at home and abroad are celebrating 51 years of autonomy from the British Monarchy.  Bajans from all walks of life will gather to…

Travel Conniptions


A week from today, my travels to Ecuador and Peru will begin.  This will round out all travels for 2017 (see ‘Coming to a Place Near You’ page on http://www.traveltinerary.com) and I will be able to add them to the list of countries visited. …

Holiday Staycation Plans


Yesterday I looked outside my window and saw snow flurries.  Thoughts of traveling to a sunny, exotic location, lying on a beach, sipping a cool mocktail or reading a book, began to fill my mind.  Reality check.  This is peak season to destinations like…

Trinidad and Tobago Firsts In Retrospect


Trinidad and Tobago is undoubtedly, in my opinion, the party mecca of the Caribbean.  Dubbed the land of the humming bird, boasting the greatest show on earth – Carnival, and giving the world calypso or soca music are a few of its cultural peculiarities,…

To Check Or Not to Check Electronics


Today new security measures are being implemented for all inbound flights to the USA.  The travel process includes: screening passengers, checking laptops/electronics, thorough questionings, etc.  What does it all mean for travelers in terms of safety, packing, and check-in times? Obviously safety is the number…

Ecuador and Peru Pre-travel Checklist


The countdown is on! On my projected vacation page ‘coming to a place near you’, I have selected Ecuador and Peru as the destinations to close out my travels for 2017.  I am now 43 days away from fulfilling that plan.  I have chosen Ecuador…

Captive Audience


Southwest Airlines Flight 5427 from Houston to New York. Cabin stewards Anthony, Clarence and Frank took away the blues everyone may have been feeling that evening. It had been raining all day.  The weather was showing some solidarity with my mood.  I had flown…

Venezuela In Retrospect


Today starts my ‘retrospection blogs’ series of countries I have visited many years ago and possibly won’t get a second chance to revisit.  The first country I will reflect on is Venezuela. Apropos, this embattled South American nation has been in the news for…

Flying by the seat of your pants


Choosing your ideal seat on-board an aircraft is still a big deal, at least to some people. We all know that whether you sit in first class, coach, right side or left side of the plane we will all arrive to our destination at…

Airport Peeves


Running through airports seems to be my thing.  No matter how early I arrive, I am always scrambling to get to my gate with just a few minutes to spare before boarding. There was only one time that I can recall, a thanksgiving day,…

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