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2:30pm 9 Jan Arrived home from a great DavidTravel journey to Egypt! Gorgeous weather every day in Egypt and a gorgeous summer like day at home in Corona del Mar, California (Orange County). Above is a photo of the 9 January sunset here at home in Corona del Mar…wow…love to travel to diverse lands and […]

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 at 01:41 | 1 comment
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I send best wishes for enjoying life filled with fun, peace, health, happiness, wonder, excitement, learning, growth, contentment and joy! Hugs, David

Friday, December 25th, 2009 at 10:09 | 0 comments
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Great Travel Gadget. Part 1. Travelon Portable Luggage Scale, $9.95 I am a fan of Travelon’s old-school analog model. At 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ x 3″ when unextended, the device from top to bottom is a handle attached to a 75 pound capacity scale with a metal hook. Slip your bag’s handle onto the […]

Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 08:16 | 0 comments
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Beginning today, Thursday, 3 December 2009 and probably lasting until mid-January 2010, The Hotel Bel-Air in Beverly Hills is selling everything including beds, couches, chairs, lamps, pots, silverware, pillows and TVs. Prices range from a couple of dollars to thousands. The sale begins at 10 am, but it’s not being held at the five-star hotel […]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 16:45 | 0 comments
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Four airlines now allow you to get your boarding pass at Paddington Station’s Heathrow Express. …for now, only Delta Air Lines, Finnair, Iberia and United Airlines. However, we recommend doing this online, if you can, before leaving your London hotel or home. Heathrow Express has introduced airport check-in (not of luggage check-in!) facilities and flight […]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 14:03 | 0 comments
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Les Deux Abeilles 189 rue de l’Université 75007 Paris Metro: Alma Marceau This small tea salon near the Eiffel Tower serves the most stunning home-made cakes (marron glacé cake being a favorite!) and thick dark hot chocolate. Only order the two at the same time if very hearty :-), as a small bed may be […]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 08:51 | 0 comments
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Comme à la Maison Village St Paul/Court Vert 9 rue St Paul 75004 Paris Metro: St Paul Sensational hot chocolate served in a generous white ceramic jug on a platter with a glass of water (de riguer with these type of hot chocolates!) It is poured out with glistening cocoa butter bubbles frothing down into […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 | 0 comments
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USA Today reports, “Rush is on for stimulus’s high-speed rail dollars.” The article states: California “envisions trains zipping along at average speeds topping 200 mph between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s the country’s most advanced plan and one with a potential $45 billion price tag, says Samer Madanat, director of the Institute of Transportation […]

Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 10:42 | 0 comments
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Thanks so much to all for the Happy Birthday wishes! It has been a wonderful Birthday and Thanksgiving week with family, friends and colleagues!

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 at 22:20 | 0 comments
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Air New Zealand slashing domestic fares. http://bit.ly/DavidTravel-NZ-Air-10-09 Interesting: Reusable baggage tags will be introduced, allowing frequent travelers to pick up bags at regional airports as they step off planes rather than at a collection point. We have great local experts in New Zealand ….now is a great time to go and they are going into […]

Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 18:16 | 0 comments
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