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Captain's Travelogue

Unlike some pilots I LIKE to travel on my days off. My friends ask me if I fly to all kinds of exotic places as a pilot and I tell them I prefer to do that for fun – on my own time. That way I can spend more time there and enjoy the people, the culture and the scenery in a more leisurely style. Since many of our foreign destinations such as Europe, Asia or South America are at the end of a long overnight flight, I particularly enjoy flying there as a passenger (rather than as a pilot) so I can sit back, relax and enjoy the flight.

For a great flight, take along your own entertainment (try Nintendo’s DS Lite Brain Age 2 or Flash Focus programs), healthy snacks and a good travel pillow. Drink lots of water and get up at least once every 2 hours (if you’re not sleeping) and move around. I like to arrive at my destination in the late afternoon or evening so I can check into my hotel, eat a light dinner or snack and then get a good night’s rest after what’s usually a long travel day. By the way, don’t plan anything too strenuous that first day to allow you time to get acclimated and re-energized.


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Karen in London near Big Ben

"I love the view from the upper level of the double decker busses."

Karen at Chartres Cathedral Paris

"Those flying buttresses are incredible...and the gargoyles!"

Karen at a hilltop vista during a Jeep tour in Arkaroola, Australia

"This wildlife preserve was awesome, and the only celestial observatory in South Australia." 

Karen in Prague with Indonesian puppeteers

"Such a friendly group and their shadow puppetry was amazing."

Karen aboard Russian train
"My 18-hour train trip from Brest, Belarus to Moscow. The dining car was wonderful with it's 1930's decor!"
Karen in Paris

C'est magnifique! Everyone should be so lucky as to spend a few days enjoying Paris. I particularly enjoyed my long sightseeing walks during a crisp spring day.

Karen in Bolivia

"This statue is Cochabamba's claim to fame. It's even higher than the one in Rio."

Reviewing her map on the streets of  Buneos Aires

"I love maps and enjoy discovering new routes in unfamiliar cities. They're also a wonderful conversation starter."

Karen at Sibeni Falls


Rooftop dining in Istanbul

"Great food and so many minarets!”

Karen in Amsterdam
"Exploring the canals and visiting the Odekirk (Old Church) from John Updike's novel was so much fun."
Karen in Amsterdam

"Karen cruises the canals in AMS -- probably the closest she'll get to a Hard Rock Cafe"

Karen on Solaris Beach


Karen in Bolivia

"Lunch in a Bolivian village :45 outside of Cochabamba. The soup was delicious!"

Karen in Siberia

"This is in Urengoy, Siberia inside a laplander's tent."








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