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This is the travel page. But I like to imagine travel as ideal vacations. I like planning, and I like going. To help with the going, I like Travelocity, the internet travel reservations and ticket agency. They are about as good as it comes for doing a great job selling things online. Amazon, in book sales, is the one other site that comes to mind. I use the Travelocity search function for "3 Best Itineraries" in looking for the cheapest, most convenient airline flights. (Click 'Book a Flight' on the Travelocity Home Page.)

The most idyllic, enjoyable vacation I've already had, but would repeat anytime, was our honeymoon to Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, in May, 1996.
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and this, Long Bay Beach Resort, is where we stayed. Yes, I lived 20 feet from that beach for a week. What am I doing here, not there? It is the second biggest resort on Tortola, but it is not more than 60 units. It is a small, laid-back, friendly island. If you love the water and sun, sailing and snorkeling- and you want to get away from American commercialism, try Tortola. And go snorkeling with Frenchy and Claudia on the Patouche II. They are the best people for making one welcome.
Quebec City, Canada, and the countryside north of it, were beautiful and very foreign, when we were there in August, 1995. Good food, fun camping.
The California coast of Sonoma County, and Jenner, where the Russian River meets the Pacific. My favorite wineries: Simi, Murphy-Goode, Dry Creek Vineyards.
From now on, it's fantasy: places I want to go!
The Peruvian Andes. I want to meet the people, study the landscape and sky, and learn about the Inca.
My housemate cannot understand my attraction to the Netherlands. What can I do to persuade her? Should I tell her that the freaky Frank Zappa-related "St. Alphonzo's Pancake Homepage" is hosted by a server at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam?
Finland! Glorious Finland! Finland in June, that's my wish. I think you can tour Virtual Finland. Click on it.
New Mexico and Navajo reservation is a place I've wanted to see my whole life. Here's Start reading Tony Hillerman. Why did the Anasazi culture go to pot?
Just two more. They relate directly to another page in this web site, Darwin and Ancestors. Huh? Well,
I've always wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. When Darwin visited there on the Beagle, he found the animal, bird and amphibian species, isolated 600 miles off the coast of mainland South America, had developed in special ways to fit their unique environment. The Galapagos became a laboratory for Darwin, and stayed in his mind as he formulated his Origin of the Species. Come to the Darwin page to learn about Galapagos Giant Tortoises.
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My Joslin ancestors, names written as Jocelyn or Josselin or Joceline, came from Brittany, in western France.
Of course, I want to go there, but the first stop is Paris.
Then on to the ancestral chateau, and the Ancestors.

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