About Jan

In 2004 and 2010, I set aside time to travel the world in 3 parts. In 2004, I traveled to Thailand, Europe, and Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. In 2010, I traveled to 3 continents: Asia, South America, and Africa. I am not sure if I have a fascination with the number 3, but I seem to be constantly traveling by numbers.

Travel Websites for the Practical Traveler


Tweet I like to think I am somewhat of a savvy traveler. I sign up for price alerts and look for travel discounts. I have recently read an article published by the New York Times (NYT), “19 Web Sites for Travel …

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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour


Tweet In my attempt to enjoy all things free in San Francisco, I decided to take a journey through a free walking tour through San Francisco City Guides. City Guides is a non-profit organization that provides free walking tours through …

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San Francisco Duck Tour


Tweet Have you ever walked along the streets and out of nowhere, you hear a loud quacking noise?  Did you think that one of your friends might be playing a mean trick on you? Or perhaps you thought ducks might …

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Journey into San Francisco: The Castro


Tweet For my next travel journey, I will visit 10 San Francisco neighborhoods in 10 weeks.  After my extensive traveling around the world, I will spend some time discovering San Francisco. It will be a photo journey through the neighborhoods and …

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The Travel Blues


Tweet After my year long adventure around the world, I am back in the San Francisco area.  I looked at my last travel post and I could not believe it was almost 2 months ago. What happened?  I call it …

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The Emirates Experience


Tweet With some airlines today stripping away food and movies, there are still a few airlines that will provide many luxuries.  Emirates, with its base in the Dubai, provides luxury and comfort and is considered to be one of the best airlines in …

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Mini-Guide: A Day in Dubai


Tweet What place can boast an indoor ski slope inside a mall and man-made islands?  You are on the right track if you were thinking of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a commercial hub, originally built on the oil industry.  …

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Click of the Week – The Moving Road


Tweet While driving along the road, we caught a glimpse of a moving road.  On the back of an 18-wheeler truck, we saw a painted road.  We encountered two roads:  the one we were on and the one on the …

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