Tips for Traveling

This is post 7 of 19 in the series “Alaska Cruise” Here is what I learned in the last few hours. .. 1) Have a meet up plan 2) Know your audience. Telling a 70 year old woman who has not flown in thirty years exactly how to negotiate through Security only means she will

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This just in….

This is post 6 of 19 in the series “Alaska Cruise” It has been 35 years since my mother has flown. 1) What can and cannot be carried through Security screening is a completely foreign concept. 2) “When they open and go through my bags will I have to repack and then do it again?”

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We Have You Confirmed for a Late Arrival

This is post 2 of 19 in the series “Alaska Cruise” Having FINALLY been sent the itinerary for the upcoming Alaskan cruise (not organized or booked by me) I noticed something odd.  Although we arrive in Anchorage at 2 AM, we do not check-in to the hotel until 3 PM. I called my mother. ME:

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Testing…testing 1 2 3

This is where the hilarity begins.  Check out “Travels with Jim” as I set sail on an Alaskan cruise with my 70-year old mother.  It’s kind of like Alex P. Keaton meets Mac’s mom.  But stuck on a ship.

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I’m Off to Alaska

This is post 1 of 19 in the series “Alaska Cruise” My mother invited me on an Alaskan cruise.  I did what any good son would do…created a blog so you can share in the hilarity that can only come from sharing a cabin for seven days with my mother! A little backstory is in

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Welcome to Travels with Jim

I don’t travel as much as I used to.  These days a “trip” could be a short weekend in Palm Springs or a day trip to San Diego.  I’ve lived and worked in Tokyo, fallen in love with Paris, visited most of the provinces of Canada, a bit of Mexico and a dozen or so

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