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Asia » Brunei » Bandar Seri Begawan September 24th 2007

Where the heck is Brunei? Grab your atlas and find Borneo. It is a small country attached to Borneo. As it turns out that when traveling in Asia all roads more than likely lead to Kuala Lumpur which is in Malaysia. This is because it is a major airport hub in Southeast Asia, kind of like Atlanta in the U.S. We left Singapore for a 50 minute flight to Kuala Lumpur with a short lay over and then a 2 hour and 20 minute flight to Brunei. It’s all about perspective because the flight actually seemed short after our last one and we barely had time for a nap! The main reason we are in Brunei is because of a news story done a few years back on 60 minutes. We were intrigued by this tiny ... read more
Jame' Asr Hassanai Bolkiah Mosque
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Asia » Singapore September 22nd 2007

Greetings to everyone from beautiful Singapore! After spending the better part of 24 hours traveling to Singapore via Tokyo, we arrived tired but eager to start our new adventures here on the other side of the planet. We were pleased to find that the flight from Seattle to Japan was only 10 hours, as we thought it was 12 and only another 6 ½ to Singapore. And we were not disappointed! Singapore is a wonderfully enchanting and diverse place. It is actually a city and a country all rolled up into one. More on that later. The people of Singapore come from many cultures and have worked hard to understand each others cultures and differences which have created a symbiotic atmosphere. School age children take field trips to other temples and mosques to better understand all ... read more
Orchard Road
Contrast of old and new architecture
View from the Singapore River

Asia September 14th 2007

Would you like to purchase an “Around the World Airline Ticket? When I was doing research before purchasing our tickets I talked with United, Northwest and Continental Airlines. In addition, I spoke to a couple of airline consolidators. What I learned about consolidators is that you can buy your tickets with them and save a good bit of money but you don’t have any flexibility and changes are very difficult. We were looking for tickets that would give us some flexibility if we wanted to make changes. One of them was offering a charter trip. You had to go where they were going and when they were going. We ended up going with Northwest Airlines because they offered us what we needed and their Around the World Travel staff was so nice and they made valuable ... read more
Don't be on!

North America » United States » Ohio September 8th 2007

If you have any friends that might like to receive our travel blog and follow along on our travels all you need to do is forward them the blog. They can scroll down and fill out the subscribe section on the bottom right. Once they have completed that they will receive our entries as we update our blog. Or you can send them the following link and they can sign up. Ohio to Seattle We are back on the road again and having a wonderful time. We seem to excel at road trips!! On August 17th, we re-loaded the car and headed south, this time bound for the Panhandle of Florida and Fort Walton Beach. Almost fourteen years ago we worked in Fort Walton Beach, Florida as traveling nurses and so we headed to back ... read more
Tubing on the San Marcos River in Texas
MJ enjoying the pool.
Dave dancing in the desert

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle August 26th 2007

Greetings once again to all! We are currently in Texas having a wonderful time visiting with family and friends. With the help of our good friend Mark, we are now hopefully able to post some of the photos of our trip across this great land. The weather has been kind to us as we have encountered almost no rain while driving. Of course it is summer and it has been a little warmer in places than it normally is, but that is to be expected and certainly better than most alternatives. Tomorrow we continue our journey west and will take in the magnificent Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Hope this missive finds everyone doing well. A special “hello” to all in Seattle. It appears that the traditional summer weather has been absent most of the last ... read more
Breakfast at Stuffy's
Covered bridge in Oregon
The Vortex

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle August 16th 2007

Greetings to you all! This is the first of our travel blogs. We hope that you will enjoy following along with us as we explore some wonderful places both in the U.S. and abroad. It is our goal to work out as many of the kinks and master the learning curve of this site so that by the time we leave the country we will be comfortable with the process. Currently, getting the photos on the blog is proving to be quite the challenge! We will post more photos when possible........ Our plans will take us out of the country from September 16th 2007 to March 27th, 2008. During that time we will travel to Singapore, Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, Thailand. Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bali, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Dubai, London, Amsterdam, Boston and ... read more
Breakfast at Stuffy's
Covered Bridge in Oregon
Chandlier Tree - Leggitt Ca

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