Fifth Freedom Routes

A fifth freedom route is the right of an airline to fly between two foreign countries on a route originating or ending in the airline’s own country. KLM flies from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, a 12-hour flight, and then Kuala… Read More ›

My Favorite Cities

• Jerusalem – layers, energy, spirituality • Amsterdam – bicycles, canals, cafés • New York City – culture, arts, diversity • Athens, Greece – history, monuments, markets • San Francisco – cable cars, piers, redwoods What’s your favorite city? (Western… Read More ›

Bucket List

Machu Picchu, Peru – remnants of a lost civilization Brazil – Rio, futbol, beaches, rainforests, shamans Nepal – Himalayas, trekking, tigers, monkeys, Buddhist temples India – Varanasi, the River Ganges, Hinduism, spice plantations, Indian cuisine, Rama Empire Maldives – Indian… Read More ›

Hotel Points for US Travel

Best Western Program: Best Western Rewards Hotels: Best Western Premier, Best Western Plus, Best Western Rooms start at: 12,000 points Credit card: Best Western Rewards MasterCard (Barclays) Sign-up bonus = 16,000 points Choice Hotels Program: Choice Privileges Hotels: Comfort Inn,… Read More ›

Sunshine Award

IndyTony at A Way With Words has nominated me for a “Sunshine Award”, which I humbly and gratefully accept.  Thanks again Tony… The terms of acceptance are as follows – Thank the person who nominated you (thanks Tony) Answer ten questions… Read More ›