Travel Blogs from Capitola
... locals). It is infinitely brighter, cleaner and friendlier than London. Walking and riding, rather than public transporting, gives a far greater attack on the senses and thus a quicker means to get a true feel for a new environment: being able to look up alleyways or retreat a few steps to catch a view, smelling the deliciously sweet wafts of honeysuckle or damp eucalyptus, and, best of all, catching snippets of conversation from passing locals (we heard ...
And the free flights continue! It was a good weekend away flying to visit my father's cousin who lives in Palo Alto. We woke up at 3 AM, drove to the airport in Seattle and caught the 6 AM flight to San Jose, which is the closest airport to Palo Alto. We started out our long holiday weekend by doing a day trip to the coast. It was a great day. I can go ahead and recap the three towns that we stopped at.
... marinas the entrance between them is quite wide. Once inside things change though. Immediately we encountered boats on buoys spaced extremely close together. Tight quarters. Once we threaded our way through them we had to negotiate a narrow channel to get into the marina.
Winterhawk and Sunshine had just tied up, one in front of the other, to the float on the end of "B" dock when a sailboat in distress came in. She ...
Our last trip, 4+ months in SE Asia, is still fresh in my memory. The exquisite warm water of the islands of Thailand, the little watermelons from the coast of Myanmar that were sweet like honey, the smells and noise of Bangkok and Saigon, the cultural overload of Bali. It's hard to believe we've been home for 3 months and yet we're both excited about taking the RV and hitting the road.
Traveling with an RV boasts many, ...
... am also taking a light weight day pack and a cheap duffle bag.
There are a few things that I always carry with me on trips that have come in quite useful include duct tape and tiny zip ties. I am a duct tape addict, but nothing beats it when you are right under an air con vent on a bus trip that is supposed to last all night, or something breaks or you want to make sure your bandage stays on to avoid a nasty infection. I don’t take a whole ...
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