Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

OK, I’m not done yet but…

…knowing I have this blog and I can’t use it for blabbing about other topics than Russia until my verbose self finishes writing about the trip (don’t even get me started on how Alaska travelblogging turned out) is going to drive me nuts. Then it hit me: why the heck do I have to finish [...]

Atlas Park Shrugged

We’re finally at the Atlas Park Hotel, our modern resort complex in the woods that they’ve chosen as WRTC Headquarters. The drive over at 11:30pm local time last night wasn’t as interesting as it could have been during the day, but I still managed to glean a few cues from our surroundings. An interesting bit [...]


I write this sitting at the WRTC Russia 2010 meeting point, just between Immigration and baggage claim but before Customs control at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. Immigration was easy – the officer glanced at my passport and landing card, checked the visa, stamped it and opened the gate – no questions, I was free to [...]

London, Day 2

We awoke very early the next morning, Tuesday. Jet lag was minimal, as we had taken the morning departure from Boston rather than the red eye. You loose an entire day travelling, but you don’t get completely whacked on the sleep cycle front. The Greater London area has over 7 million people, and similarly dizzying [...]

London Calling!

As I write this we’re jet-setting off to Moscow (once again in business class, sipping my British “lemonade” [its carbonated and clear here...] and listening to She & Him Volume 2), having left London Heathrow just over an hour ago on our BA 767. I have no idea what awaits me in Russia, though I [...]

Living the High Life

I’m sitting – nay, lounging – in my rearward-facing window seat in the Club World class of our British Airways Boeing 777. Would you believe that I’m in an airplane at somewhere around 40,000 feet in the air over Cork, Ireland? (or I was at the time I wrote this) OK, that’s pretty believable. Believe [...]

Onward to Europe!

We’re on our way to Boston Logan to fly British Airways to London for my second trip this summer – and I never stopped writing about the first! I’m a terrible blogger. Hopefully I’ll have more time to write about this trip. BUT, enough of that – this will be my first time ever outside [...]

Alaska Divide

Standing at the Alaska Divide in Denali State Park! Here is where the rivers north flow to the artic and the rivers south flow to the pacific. Who else has updated their blog from here?

Skagway Glaicer Post!

I am officially posting via helicopter from the Meade Glacier near Skagway, Alaska! Flew a helicopter up here. Been so busy, I’ve meant to write a longer post detailing our travels, but that might have to wait until we get to Denali and I have some time to settle. Very exciting!


We are officially in Alaska! Came ashore in Ketchikan today! Have cell service! On a duck now!