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Yucutan 2016

We went back to the Yucutan and visited three different Mayan ruins. We went back to Valladolid and Ek Balam to see how it had changed. Some things were different, some things were the same.

Contributed by: denny
   
Costa Rica 2016

Took the boys to Costa Rica. Saw my old Spanish teacher Emilie who'd just had a baby.

Contributed by: denny
 
france and spain

our 2 weeks of visiting spain and driving around southern france

Contributed by: ix
   
Local Teaching Jobs
(no pictures)Axcis Education has a very successful Special Needs department and places teacher in Jobs throughout the Greater London area. Jobs are filled very quickly so it pays to be registered.

Contributed by: sam
 
garden 2011

Denise asked to see what the garden looked like in full bloom, since she saw it in early May at the beginning

Contributed by: mrbuck
   
Boston and Fenway, Summer 2009

I had a chance to take my Dad back to Fenway Park, he had not been back there since the days of Ted Williams. So off we went for my first trip to Boston

Contributed by: mrbuck
 
Get the compensation you deserve from the airline that mistreated you.
(no pictures)How to sue an airline will depend highly on the nature of your complaint. Unless you have a serious injury or discrimination complaint, most airline claims are best handled in Small Claims Court. But before you file a complaint, I recommend fully understanding how the process works. You must not file a lawsuit against airlines in bankruptcy because they are under the protection of the court. There is a good chance that the airline will counter claim your suit and instead you will end up having to pay them for the nuisance you have caused them. Be careful of this double edged sword. Planning and preparing is half the battle when it comes to suing an airline. Make sure you are ready for it. If done properly then there is a very good chance that you will get the compensation you deserved from the airline that mistreated you. Suing an airline can be intimidating; however if done right with the legal information at hand then the case can be in your favor. Therefore, the first and the foremost that the family needs to do to sue an airline, is to educate itself on how to sue an airline. Increasing frustration among passengers is leading to more airline complaints and eventually to lawsuits mostly filed in Small Claims Courts. The small claims process is the best way (in my experience) to demand recourse from airlines that have mistreated you or caused you damage/injury. When you file in Small Claims Court, you can file the lawsuit by yourself without hiring an expensive attorney. In addition, the fees are very minimal. It won’t cost you more than $50 in most States. The process is simple and quick relative to other court systems in America. Most people are certain that they have airline passengers' rights, but are less certain about what those rights are, and what they include, and how to sue an airline. Learn how to sue an airline easily, get compensated and make your voice heard real loud. By knowing how to initiate the legal process, many consumers have found a resolution when suing an airline. In response to airline abuse and irresponsible behavior, this book will guide you with specific tools to file a complaint against airlines, talk about actual cases against airlines, laws and statutes, writing to your congressman about any concerns regarding mistreatment by airlines and inform you of different cases of airline related offenses. This best selling book will teach you how to sue an airline, get legally compensated and show that you will not tolerate airline abuse. This 50 page comprehensive step by step book that will guide you in properly filing an airline complaint and receiving the compensation you deserve because of being mistreated by the rude, irresponsible, ignorant and careless behavior of airline staff. Sunil is a frequent traveler who at one point travelled over 95% of the year for four straight years as a corporate consultant. He has racked multi-million miles of air travel and has reached elite status with several airlines, hotel chains and car rental companies. His book "Sue an airline" focuses on the many frustrations experienced by air travelers’ resulting from airline ignorance and mal-treatment. The book guides someone who has suffered from airline abuse to collecting the compensation they deserve for all troubles and inconveniences caused by airline companies. Step by Step instructions on How To Sue an airline and Win. http://www.sue-the-airline.com

Contributed by: sunil6776
   
Airline passenger complaints: Poor Service, Bad Food, Lost Luggage…. ENOUGH!
(no pictures)Airline passenger complaints have always been increasing over the period of the time. The discontentment has been on the rise because of the experience that had to be memorable for the passenger went wrong for all the wrong reasons: mechanical problems, poor service, bad food, lost luggage, or any of a number of other problems that result in a significant inconvenience or financial loss. If you experience this kind of problem with your airline, you may want to deal with it by lodging a complaint with the airline or to one of the authorities that oversee air transportation. Airline passenger complaints should be dealt with immediately. However taking the right steps is the key to the complaints. Therefore educating one about all the possible resources to resolve the problem should be the foremost step to deal with it. Whenever you can identify a problem on the spot, your best option to file Airline passenger complaints will usually be to bring it to the airline's attention and give them a chance to resolve the issue. If you are at the airport, then contact the airline's customer service representatives, a manager, or some other employee who has the authority to immediately take care of your problem. If you are in flight, then contact the head flight attendant. COMPLAINING: When passengers comment on airline service, most airlines do listen. They analyze and keep track of the complaints and compliments they receive and use the information to determine what the public wants and to identify problem areas that need special attention. They also try to resolve individual complaints. Like other businesses, airlines have a lot of discretion in how they respond to problems. While you do have some rights as a passenger, your demands for compensation will probably be subject to negotiation and the kind of action you get depends in large part on the way you go about complaining. If you can't resolve the problem at the airport and want to file a complaint, it's best to call or write the airline's consumer office at its corporate headquarters. Take notes at the time the incident occurs and jot down the names of the carrier employees with whom you dealt. Keep all of your travel documents (ticket receipts, baggage check stubs, boarding passes, etc.) as well as receipts for any out-of-pocket expenses that were incurred as a result of the mishandling. Here are few guidelines that a passenger should keep in mind while complaining to the airline * Type the letter and, if at all possible, limit it to one page in length. * Include your daytime telephone number (with area code). * No matter how angry you might be, keep your letter businesslike in tone and don't exaggerate what happened. If the complaint sounds very vehement or sarcastic, you might wait a day and then consider rewriting it. * Describe what happened, and give dates, cities, and flight numbers or flight times. * Send copies, never the originals, of tickets and receipts or other documents that can back up your claim. * Include the names of any employees who were rude or made things worse, as well as anyone who might have been especially helpful. * Don't clutter up your complaint with petty gripes that can obscure what you're really angry about. * Let the airline know if you've suffered any special inconvenience or monetary losses. * Say just what you expect the carrier to do to make amends. An airline may offer to settle your claim with a check or some other kind of compensation, possibly free transportation. You might want a written apology from a rude employee or reimbursement for some loss you incurred-but the airline needs to know what you want before it can decide what action to take. * Be reasonable. If your demands are way out of line, your letter might earn you a polite apology and a place in the airline's crank files. If you follow these guidelines, the airlines will probably treat your complaint seriously. Your letter will help them to determine what caused your problem, as well as to suggest actions the company can take to keep the same thing from happening to other people. In response to airline abuse and irresponsible behavior, this book will guide you with specific tools to file a complaint against airlines, talk about actual cases against airlines, laws and statutes, writing to your congressman about any concerns regarding mistreatment by airlines and inform you of different cases of airline related offenses. This best selling book will teach you how to sue an airline, get legally compensated and show that you will not tolerate airline abuse. This 50 page comprehensive step by step book that will guide you in properly filing an airline complaint and receiving the compensation you deserve because of being mistreated by the rude, irresponsible, ignorant and careless behavior of airline staff. Sunil is a frequent traveler who at one point travelled over 95% of the year for four straight years as a corporate consultant. He has racked multi-million miles of air travel and has reached elite status with several airlines, hotel chains and car rental companies. His book "Sue an airline" focuses on the many frustrations experienced by air travelers’ resulting from airline ignorance and mal-treatment. The book guides someone who has suffered from airline abuse to collecting the compensation they deserve for all troubles and inconveniences caused by airline companies. Step by Step instructions on How To Sue an airline and Win. http://www.sue-the-airline.com

Contributed by: sunil6776
 
guilin tour,china tour
(no pictures)The charm and beauty of Guilin can't be expressed in any euphuistic words. Ornamented by green mountains, crystal clear waters, unique caves, grotesque stones and blooming flowers, the city seems to be created by god with his super power.

Contributed by: angelfan
   
House


Contributed by: lilshedvl
 
My fun-filled time in USA

Earthquakes,The Flu, fun, drama, cold, meeting lovely people....what more can I say.... It was great.

Contributed by: dede
   
 
Washington DC, Maryland USA

Washington DC in the spring of 2007

Contributed by: lilshedvl
   
Virginia Beach in the Winter

Some of the wildlife at the beach and at the Virginia Aquarium.

Contributed by: mrbuck
 
Fun-Filled Week with Baby Rocco

I didn't know it would be like this!

Contributed by: glamrpuss
   
My Passion

I love the east coast, can't get enough. Some day I will move there.

Contributed by: lilshedvl
 
   
My first try


Contributed by: lilshedvl
 
Florida - Regional Travel Services Guide:

Regional Travel Guide for Florida vacations: North Central, Panhandle, North Atlantic, Central, Central Atlantic, North Gulf, South Atlantic, South Gulf and the Florida Keys...

Contributed by: jeffreypealer
   
Daniel Cooper Cronin

A new journey begins. Not really a "travel" kinda journey, but still it should take us to some Pretty Interesting Places.

Contributed by: denny
 
Visit to Chicago, My Hometown

Couldn't resist a home exchange in a 26th-floor condo in River Plaza at Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River on "The Miracle Mile." Walked around the loop, discovered scrumptious rye bread at The Corner Bakery, haunted the Art Institute, Navy Pier, the Field Museum (wonderful display of Jackie Kennedy's first-lady wardrobe), Millennium Park, the library, and State Street, that great street.

Contributed by: lorbiter
   
Spain Business Trip 2005

Quick 4 day hit and run in Madrid for an IPTV convention. We got a free night that last night there and a group of us went out for tapas and maybe the odd glass of vino tinto as well.

Contributed by: denny
 
Mazatlan 2005

Mazatlan has TONS of these open air taxis called "pulmonías" (which is Spanish for pneumonia, which is what the drivers claim you get driving them during the slightly chillier times of the year). They're both a really fun way to get around and a bit of a nuisance as the drivers are very aggressive trying to get their next fair. But overall, great city, super friendly people, and superb beaches.

Contributed by: denny
   
Arizona 2005

From the desert to the mountains.

Contributed by: vicki2
 
The Wisconsin and Arizona trip with ducky

From Wisconsin to see libby, to Arizona on a trip that was adventurous and breathtaking, that ended in a gorgeous resort!

Contributed by: marlas
   
Kennewick 2005

Went over to Kennewick for a short weekend. Beautiful area, tons of sun, and really liked Pasco. Like going to Mexico without buying those annoying airline tickets!

Contributed by: denny
 
Head for the Hills-- The Alabama Hills!

Alabama Hills is one of my favorite places-- so beautiful in late spring with lupine, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains. Whenever I've been here I've seen no others, making me feel like an adventurer on another planet. There are no fences or barracades of any kind. You can roam at will. It's a treasure-trove of scenery less than a half-mile west of Lone Pine, California on route 395. Countless western movies were shot here from the 1920's to the 1960's. The town of Lone Pine is now making several million dollars a year by allowing advertisers to shoot commercials in the Alabama Hills. I often drive up 395 along the eastern side of the Sierra Mountains, from Southern California to Nevada. North of the Mojave Desert the sky and mountains are awesome. I always take a peek at the Alabama Hills and it never disappoints. You can point your camera in any direction and get a good photo. Fans of western movies gather here for the annual Lone Pine Film Festival to honor movie-makers, do re-enactments, show old movies shot in the Alabama Hills, and just have fun discussing history and movie lore. Next October (2006) they'll have their 17th annual festival.

Contributed by: lorbiter
   
Disneyland, California

A family trip to Disneyland California

Contributed by: marlas
 
Pacific Beach 2005

Fun little weekend trip over to the rainy oceanfront west of Seattle-land.

Contributed by: denny
   
Hawaii Island - a panoramic vision from 2004

I travelled out here for a wedding and then stayed on taking photographs. This island is amazing with over 19 different climates all found in one place just 60 miles wide. At the right time of year you can go snow boarding in the moring at the top of Mauna Lea, then surfing after lunch and finish the day off watching lava errupt from a volcano! The result of this trip can be seen on http://www.the-hawaii-map.com/ which forms an interactive tour of the island with loads of panoramic photographs. If you are planning to go, though it is tropical, you have to bring good walking shoes and wet weather gear if you are going to visit the volcanoes.

Contributed by: peter71
 
Life is soooooooo hard

Winding down at the Outer Banks with friends and family for my first full vacation in years.

Contributed by: mrbuck
   
Backpacking Long Trail in Vermont

My husband and I retired at the end of May, 2004 - moved from New Orleans to rural Mississippi and then took off on a 180 mile backpacking trip up and over the Green Mountains in Vermont. Neither one of us had ever done anything like this before. It was scary but WONDERFUL!!!

Contributed by: sueandboo
 
Yellowstone National Park

Went to Idaho to visit my friends there. We then took a day trip up to Yellowstone National Park. you can't see the entire park in one day.

Contributed by: marlas
   
Ocean shots from our week on the Mendocino, California coast

We stayed at a 3 bedroom vacation rental (www.oceanbluff.com). It is located 200 feet upon a bluff with a fantastic view of the ocean. The pictures don't do the house justice.

Contributed by: ekempter
 
Vegas2003

Can the intrepid hikers turn last year's hot weather defeat into a cold weather victory? Let's find out...

Contributed by: talljay
   
Whale Watching San Juan Islands

All three Puget Sound pods were together. Catching them on photos is a matter of luck as you don't know where they will appear next.

Contributed by: rickandgail
 
Trip to Washington DC

We left Canada's capital with its freezing rain and arrived in the warmth of the US Capital in gorgeous sunshine.

Contributed by: kioshi
   
Ellensburg 2003

Well we headed over to Ellensburg, Washington again. Golly we like that little town. It's got it all-- wind, a university, cowboys, a cool downtown, wind, a great music store, the Tav, a Bi-Mart, and wind.

Contributed by: denny
 
The Las Vegas Dessert

That's no misprint...in Las Vegas you can have your cake (gambling) and eat it too (hiking & climbing)!

Contributed by: talljay
   
A week in San Diego

San Diego is a beautiful playground on the West Coast of California

Contributed by: kioshi
 
Lake Kroenke, Sep 13-14 2003

a hike into the san isabel wilderness west of buena vista colorado, near to mt yale

Contributed by: ix
   
Leavenworth 2003

We made a run up into the mountains to Leavenworth, Washington to do some horseback riding, and then swung over to Ellensburg on the way back.

Contributed by: denny
 
Code Complete Party 8-5-2003

Our little group gets together to celebrate M3 Code Complete milestone.

Contributed by: denny
   
Back to Illinois 2003

Made a run back to my hometowns in Illinois.

Contributed by: denny
 
Timpanogos Canyon and the River

Beautiful scenery. Cool weather, a soft breeze, and the fresh air of the canyon.....without all the city noise

Contributed by: marlas
   
Alaska Cruise 2003

You wouldn't think that you could combine cruising and day hiking in one trip but in Southeast Alaska it's easy.

Contributed by: talljay
 
Chase Lake

Pictures of beautiful Chase Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Contributed by: tom
   
Yosemite Natl Park CA

Put your life in perspective after spending a few hours/days surrounded by majestic cliffs, waterfalls, and glacier-created views.

Contributed by: nikki
 
Alaska


Contributed by: bonnie
   
Washington, DC - 7/5/03

The capitol of the greatest country in the history of civilization and three of it's finest citizens.

Contributed by: toph
 
Where I'd LOVE to be at this moment

Ah Ca Haa! Royal Relaxing!

Contributed by: denise
   
Idaho Falls, ID.

My trip to see the "falls"

Contributed by: marlas
 
Alaska 2003

Dad and I drove over 10,000 miles up to Alaska and back averaging about 350 miles per day!

Contributed by: mike