Author Archives: David Cross


Time for a retro post to share one of my favorite cities in Italy! I have visited Rome a few times on business, many years ago on the way back from the Gulf War (1991) and once again in 2008 … Continue reading

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We need physical running races again!

I decided to post something a little different today. As many know, I am active runner to help keep myself in good shape physically and mentally. When I travel, I love to run. It is one of the best ways … Continue reading

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Moderna Vaccine 2nd Shot Side Effects

CNN had a good article on what people should expect after their second vaccine shot that many may want to read to get prepared. Talking and observing many that have received the Pfizer of Moderna vaccines in the United States, … Continue reading

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Most Popular Travel Photos

When I got notification from Google Maps that one of my photos had 1,000,000 (yes 1 million ) views, I thought I should take a look and see what was the most popular. Let’s start with #5. When visiting London … Continue reading

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The One Year Lockdown Anniversary

It has been exactly 1 year for me/us since the lockdown began around the country and our 1-year wedding anniversary. It has been hard to believe it has only been a year, but it has been a tremendous journey with … Continue reading

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Vaccination for Travel: Part 1

The reality is travel is dependent on vaccinations, both personally and for the world. If we are not vaccinated, we are not likely to be allowed to travel to some locations, internationally or attend certain attractions. Example – countries are … Continue reading

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Snow Camping?

I guess snow this is a continued theme this travel season.  With continued lockdown and travel restrictions, we must continue to be careful and explore opportunities in our local area for short vacations and getaways. Across the United States and … Continue reading

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Running in the Snow

OK – it is the annual snowmageddon in the Seattle area! That pretty much means that there is no travelling this weekend.  Some people do not listen and as always think that if they own an SUV, they can handle … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Travel Videos

I thought I would share a quick fun one this week.  What are the top 10 videos from my travels the past 25+ years based on views?  The number one will surprise you! Here we go: #10 As expected, it … Continue reading

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Benefits of a Platinum AMEX Card

I decided to share a different topic this week that might actually be interesting to many travelers.  Let’s talk about the American Express Platinum Card. Disclaimer: I have not been solicited or been compensated for any endorsement or statements from … Continue reading

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