Journey Jotters

Bitten by the travel bug

On our recent trip to Telluride, we stayed at the Mountain Lodge Telluride hotel. Although it bears the nameTelluride, the hotel is physically located in Mountain Village and has wonderful views. As I mentioned in my last post, we wanted to experience a hotel at the higher elevation of Mountain Village, and the town is …

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Six months into the pandemic and with no clear end in sight, the first stirrings of restlessness assail the mind. It’s surprising that I haven’t found myself in this state sooner. Perhaps a chance to enjoy life closer to home, spending time in my budding garden, swinging in the backyard, or uncovering local secrets has …

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As I mentioned in this post, our trip from Dallas to Johannesburg was a long one, routed through New York and Cairo. As a result, by the time we landed in Johannesburg OR Tambo airport, we were already tired and worn out. Ready for a shower, a power nap, and some good food. That wasn’t …

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For our winter break, the JJ family took a trip to South Africa. It was our first foray into Africa. The way our flights were booked (on miles), we had an 11-hour stopover in Cairo, en route to Johannesburg. Our thoughts immediately turned to vaccines that we might need. If you remember, we could not …

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Part of the pleasure of our Panama trip was our stay at the Marriott Executive Apartments Finisterre. We booked it through the Citi Prestige Concierge to take advantage of the 4th night benefit. Centrally located, the hotel is in a bustling area, close to a supermarket¬† (Supermercado Riba Smith Bella Vista) and the many attractions …

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