Category Archives for Plotting Global Domination

MPCG: Accommodation Domination

Finding, booking and staying in accommodation that suits your trip plans, comfort level, and wallet is probably one of the most make-or-break parts of travel planning (at least as far as I’m concerned). It’s more significant sometimes than it is other times, but its virtually always a key component of a good trip. Picking accommodation […]

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MPCG: Appetite for (Self)Destruction

Hi, peeps! It’s a glorious day in flyover country. The snow is nearly gone and the breezes have turned warm, which of course means that mosquito season is right around the corner. So YAY! A couple of years ago, my family (Moo, Tigger and I) went to Paris for a week. It was one of […]

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The Basics: All About the Benjamins

Did you know that the dalasi, the currency of the West African nation of The Gambia, is being updated so that the image of former dictator Yahya Jammeh is no longer in circulation? Oddly, I would have expected that. Because I’m Hinky….in every way imaginable. I developed a fascination with The Gambia several years ago […]

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A Love Affair With An Older British Gentleman

Many years ago, I was in the hospital for a very, very long time. The drugs I was on made it hard to concentrate on anything, and I spent most of my time asleep. It was a drag. And then someone gave me a book. A Year in Provence┬áis a memoir written by Peter Mayle, […]

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More Waffles Than a Waffle House

Mmmmm. Waffles. How I love me some waffles. Or as Henie calls them, vafler. SUCH a Norwegian girl. Henie and I have similar approaches to travel in that we plan fairly meticulously with the understanding that things change once you’re on the ground. During our first international adventure (a six day trip to Mexico City), […]

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