Once upon a time, in a land far away... Actually, just last weekend and less than an hour from Marbella, in the south of Spain...
For the past 49 years, EAA - The Spirit of Aviation - has hosted aviation enthusiasts from around the world for one week in its hometown of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The control tower stands tall, at center field, with a banner reading, “World’s Busist Control Tower.” But just as pilots and aircraft controllers identify passenger counts as “souls on board,” it is truly the souls - the spirit - that make this event one to remember and one to which to return.
We had 24 hours in Copenhagen and the goal was for Angel to complete the CPH Marathon in under 4 hours.
“I believe every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” – Thomas Jefferson
Just before traveling, I experienced the greatest reward of being a teacher and a coach by watching students take ownership of an idea to help someone they had never met in a country they had never visited.
Nepal, Part 4: Keep Climbing. Our trekking journey from Dingboche to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla. Click "read more" to watch the video. Narration is in Spanish and English.
Nepal, Part 3: Into Thin Air. Click "read more" to watch the video of our journey from Lukla to Dingboche. Video is in Spanish and English.
Nepal, Part 2: The World's Most Dangerous Airport. Click "read more" to watch the video of our flight to Lukla.
Nepal, Part 1: Madrid to Kathmandu, via Istanbul. Click "read more" to watch video.
“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
Why do we go to bed so late? How do you fill your hours?
Remember the days of lying on your back, as a kid, watching the clouds pass overhead and noting which ones looked like Simpsons characters and which ones looked like race cars or airplanes? When did we stop looking up? When did start teaching more analysis instead of creativity?
Shoulder Season is like Goldilocks. It is not too hot and not too cold in most of the world, with often not too many crowds and not too terrible prices. Kids are in school, so mid-career professionals can often capitalize on their vacation bidding at this time. Some pilots and flight attendants may even be able to take an entire month off, sometime after Labor Day and before Thanksgiving, if they fly until the FAA tells them to rest throughout the summer.
Christine & Angel
Aisle or window
He likes the window; she likes the aisle. Match made at FL350. Here are some other travel preferences. Full disclaimer: These are affiliate links, meaning the authors are rewarded for referrals (usually in the form of a credit to use more of the product/service themselves). Pinky promise: Recommendations are simply the best.
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When we are not hitchhiking through the airport and landing in foreign lands, Christine is teaching English in Spain. She also offers classes via Skype, allowing you to learn from the comfort of your home, with flexible scheduling. Click the photo below for more information.
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Airbnb is the preferred accomodation for Christine & Angel when they want to connect with locals, want to keep their entire group under one roof with the privacy of separate bedrooms, or when staying in a place known for expensive hotels. Click here or on the photo below to save on your first stay.
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