Category Archives: Travel

Heading to IT/DEV Connections in Las Vegas


The annual IT/DEV Connections conference takes place in the ARIA Hotel, Las Vegas next week. After the rush-and-bustle and massive scale of the Microsoft Ignite conference, Connections will be very different. Relaxed. Time to think. Time to chat. Time to … Continue reading

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Taking a NYC helicopter tour


As some of you might know, I’m not really into tourist-style activities. Sure, I do stuff as the need arises (or the mood takes me), but most of the time I avoid activities specifically designed to relieve tourists of their … Continue reading

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Visiting Utah Beach


In June, I wrote about a quick visit to Omaha Beach and the WN62 strongpoint. Normandy has five D-Day beaches and I visited Utah Beach, the second landing point for U.S. forces, the following day. It’s just taken me a … Continue reading

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Visiting Omaha Beach (WN62 and the American Military Cemetery)


For anyone interested in military history, a visit to Normandy provides an excuse to visit some of the World War II sites in the area. I have been visiting the area on and off since 1973 and think I have … Continue reading

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Visiting Omaha Beach and some Wi-Fi woes


Those of you who know me will realize that I am a bit of a history buff, so it should come as no surprise that the last night on a recent trip to France found us in Vierville-sur-Mer en route … Continue reading

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Tasmanian devils and a close test match


After the Rebels game in Melbourne we took the chance to escape from the Lions tour and headed down to Hobart for a couple of days before returning for the second test. Staying six nights in Melbourne, especially in a … Continue reading

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A stop in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont


On the 69th anniversary of D-Day, I guess it’s appropriate to post about an enjoyable interlude we had this week en route to Cherbourg to catch the Irish Ferries boat back to Ireland. As usual, we had some time to … Continue reading

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