Category Archives: Travel

The city where everyone smiles

There is a city in the southern United States that has this uncanny ability to make everyone in it happy. It’s the city where everyone smiles—and not in a retarded “I got hit by a brick and now I can’t … Continue reading

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I asked Delta Airlines a simple question on Twitter. What ensued was tragicomical

I’ve been thinking about what to do on New Year’s eve and today I got the idea to check whether flights to Havana were reasonably priced. I have been to Cuba already, but now with the U.S.-Cuban thaw and direct … Continue reading

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Alaska, the great land—which it, indeed, is

Back in the 1990ies there was a TV-show on CBS, called “Northern Exposure.” Although filmed almost entirely in Washington state, in a small town called Roslyn (if you’ve seen the show, you might remember a mural saying, “Roslyn’s Café,” which … Continue reading

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Flightseeing tour to Mount McKinley (Denali)

Last week during our trip to Alaska, my wife and I took a flightseeing tour to the Denali National Park and Preserve, to the vicinity of the highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley (with a summit elevation of 20,310 … Continue reading

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Non-smoking airports—the reason for thousands of grumpy travelers

Ever since cities and countries started banning smoking in workplaces, pubs and restaurants, and, most recently, in most outside public places (like New York and Chicago, for example, have done in city parks), airports have followed—whether on their own or … Continue reading

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How ridesharing has changed our lives for the better

She lives in the Sunset. It’s a neighborhood in west San Francisco, six-seven miles from the downtown area. BART, the Bay Area’s rapid transit system, as it’s called, doesn’t go there. Some buses probably do, but it’s a massive hassle … Continue reading

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How to get to Area 51 from Las Vegas—and what’s there to see

In southern Nevada, behind the mountains and in the vast desert lay one of the most secretive—and famous—military bases in the world. Officially it’s called Homey Airport and Groom lake, but the rest of the world knows it as Area … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C.—surprisingly lovely

Before I traveled to the nation’s capital, I was kind of skeptical. I mean, I wanted to go and see the city I thus far had seen only on TV, but I also had the impression of a dry government … Continue reading

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My kind of town, Chicago is / My kind of people, too / People who smile at you

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Right through the very heart of it / New York, New York

New York, 18-22 May 2013. Chicago photos coming soon.

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