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Articles: travel

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Today's TSA Atrocity
Tuesday, 2010 November 16 - 11:04 pm
So the latest bit of wonderful news from your local friendly TSA: they will now grope your screaming three-year-old toddler!

Unfortunately for the TSA, this particular three-year-old was the daughter of a newscaster... who caught the incident on video, and put it on the local news. Yeah, that's not going to be good publicity for the TSA.

And by the way, for those of you on the east coast... you can now take a bus from Durham to Washington D.C. for ONE DOLLAR (if you book in advance). It's called the Megabus and it goes from D.C. to various east coast cities, including Pittsburgh, New York, and Boston. It's a double-decker bus with Wi-Fi. And if the one dollar fare isn't enough to sell you on this... there's also NO GROPING by power-hungry TSA goons. I'm trying to see if there's a catch... so far, I haven't discovered one.
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Vegas Photo
Tuesday, 2009 November 17 - 7:35 pm
This is one of my favorite photos from this year's Vegas trip.

Javi and Earl Reflection

Click on the image for a larger version. I'll have a few more photos posted here on realkato.com, but for the complete album, you'll need to be my Facebook friend.
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Update
Tuesday, 2009 November 10 - 6:18 pm
Sooo, for those of you who didn't see my Facebook status updates, I did make it home Sunday night. The connection from Dallas to Raleigh was also delayed with mechanical problems, so I managed to get there in time to catch it.

However, when I got to the gate, my seat had already been reassigned to a standby passenger. Grrr. So instead of my luxurious exit row seat, I had to sit in 29F. In that steerage-class sardine-can seat, I couldn't even bend down to get something out of my bag on the floor, because the seatback in front of me was about eight inches from my face.

And of course, when I lost my original seat, they diverted my luggage as well. So after I arrived in Raleigh at 12:45 AM, I had to wait around another 45 minutes until the luggage carousel shut down without spitting out my bag.

But I did get home, and that was infinitely better than having to stay overnight in Dallas and flying in on Monday. And my bag was delivered to my house Monday evening by the "delivery service" (which was just some guy in an old Honda Civic). So all is well now. I'm still trying to figure out if I caught the swine flu while I was in Vegas; I have a bit of a scratchy throat but otherwise don't feel sick. Hmm.

Pictures and other Vegas thoughts will appear here and on Facebook soon.

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Well, POO.
Sunday, 2009 November 8 - 5:14 pm
My flight out of Las Vegas is delayed, so I might miss my connection to Raleigh and have to stay in Dallas overnight. It's a good thing I scheduled a vacation day for tomorrow, but I really didn't want to spend any of it traveling. And I was really, really looking forward to sleeping at home tonight.

This is one of those times that I wish airline tickets were binding contracts. American Airlines, I paid money so you would get me to where I wanted, when I wanted. If you can't fulfill even get me to my destination on the day I asked for, you should have to pay me restitution. You should do whatever it takes to make that happen: keep extra planes stashed at airports around the country, add more required layover times, run flights later into the evening.

I know what the airlines say to that: "If we did that, then fares would have to go up". Well, let them go up. I'd pay extra for that peace of mind.
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Cancun
Friday, 2008 December 12 - 1:55 pm
Last week we went to Cancun for a wedding, for my friends Scott and Amy (whom we'll call AmyB to avoid confusion with my wife Amy). Pictures and more after the jump.

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Las Vegas 2008
Tuesday, 2008 November 11 - 10:37 pm
Last weekend, I went to Las Vegas for my annual trip with The Guys. You may remember Las Vegas from such trips as Las Vegas 2005, Las Vegas 2006, and Las Vegas 2007.

I think we're right in the sweet spot of our trips, where we've been doing this long enough that we've established traditions, but not so long that it's become merely routine. Sometimes our banter is so smooth you'd think we rehearsed it. There are inside jokes that play off of other inside jokes. At one point while playing blackjack, Alan remarked, "that hand just won't quit!" To explain the layers of inside-jokiness that went into remark that would take HOURS.

A few photos after the jump...

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New Zealand Part III
Thursday, 2008 August 14 - 11:41 pm
On our final day in New Zealand, we went to the Antarctic Centre, and to the Orana Wildlife Park. The wildlife park was definitely a highlight of the trip. Pictures and videos after the jump.

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New Zealand Part II
Thursday, 2008 August 14 - 10:42 pm
Amy and I took one day to drive out and see some of the countryside, heading up to the harbor at Akaroa.

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Happy July Fourth
Tuesday, 2008 August 5 - 10:41 pm
Er, August. Fifth.

Geez, I'm officially a month behind on blog posting. Now, granted, I spent a good deal of July out of town. But I feel like I should have at least micro-blogged or something. (The kids, they're all twittering these days.) So much has been happening, and letting it all just pile up has made it seem that much more overwhelming.

Anyway, I'll try to catch up.

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Back from the Future
Tuesday, 2008 July 22 - 10:26 am
Well, hello everyone. I've just returned from the future! Specifically, I just got back from New Zealand, where they are sixteen hours ahead of us. In the future, people talk with a different accent, they drive on the other side of the road, and they love rugby.

I'll have a full report, including pictures, shortly, once I've lifted the fog of travel and jet-lag.
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Las Vegas Pictures
Wednesday, 2007 November 7 - 8:52 pm
Photos? Photos! We got yer photos right here.

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Leaving Las Vegas, Again
Monday, 2007 November 5 - 2:04 am
One more update before I leave Nevada. More pictures to come shortly.

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More Vegas Updates
Sunday, 2007 November 4 - 11:29 am
Recap of Saturday's activities.

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Vegas Update
Saturday, 2007 November 3 - 11:21 am
Okay, these NaBloPoMo posts from Vegas may not be very exciting. But at least I'm blogging.

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Vegas, Baby
Friday, 2007 November 2 - 8:21 pm
It's that time of year.

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Amy's Birthday
Tuesday, 2007 September 25 - 10:28 pm
Our weekend-long celebration of Amy's birthday.

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Oh Yeah... Honeymoon, Part 2
Monday, 2007 March 19 - 10:25 pm
Some more stuff from the honeymoon.

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Honeymoon, Part 1
Wednesday, 2007 February 21 - 8:48 am
Tales and photos from our honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean.

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Howdy
Monday, 2007 February 19 - 9:14 am
Well hey everyone, I'm back.

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Tweetsie Railroad
Wednesday, 2006 October 18 - 8:29 am
Reliving Amy's youth.

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Vegas 2006, Part 2
Saturday, 2006 September 23 - 11:08 pm
Wrapping up Saturday night, and the activities on Sunday.

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Vegas 2006, Part 1
Thursday, 2006 September 21 - 9:16 am
Okay, here's the actual Vegas recap. Part 1 of 2.

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Vegas 2006
Wednesday, 2006 September 20 - 9:07 am
Recap coming soon.

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San Francisco Vacation
Tuesday, 2006 August 8 - 10:23 pm
Amy and I spent the Sunday after BlogHer in San Francisco.

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BlogHer 2006: Friday, July 28, Part 1
Tuesday, 2006 August 1 - 11:35 pm
The trip to San Josť.

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Small Town, USA: Part 2
Wednesday, 2006 May 31 - 8:03 am
The rest of the story.

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Small Town, USA: Part 1
Monday, 2006 May 29 - 11:48 am
I spent this weekend in Elkin, North Carolina.

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Michigan Pictures
Friday, 2006 May 26 - 2:06 pm
Here they are: photos from our Michigan trip.

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I'm Back
Tuesday, 2006 May 23 - 11:35 pm
I've returned from a trip to Michigan. Here's the hastily-put-together wrap-up of the trip.

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Costa Rica Summary Post
Wednesday, 2005 December 7 - 8:52 am
So here's what I've learned from my trip to Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Trip, Day 8 and 9
Tuesday, 2005 December 6 - 8:56 am
The journey home.

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Costa Rica Trip, Day 6 and 7
Monday, 2005 December 5 - 9:05 am
The trip to Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Costa Rica Trip, Day 5
Saturday, 2005 December 3 - 3:15 pm
The day of the wedding.

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Costa Rica Trip, Day 3 and 4
Saturday, 2005 December 3 - 2:46 pm
Traveling to Jacó.

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Costa Rica Trip, Day 2
Friday, 2005 December 2 - 1:39 am
A day full of tours... well, sort of.

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Costa Rica Trip, Day 1
Friday, 2005 December 2 - 12:41 am
Getting to Costa Rica, and my first day there.

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Costa Rica Pictures
Wednesday, 2005 November 30 - 6:25 pm
Okay, I've got pictures posted.

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I'm Back
Wednesday, 2005 November 30 - 1:26 pm
I've returned from a nine-day trip to Costa Rica. Highlights coming soon.

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Vegas 2005
Sunday, 2005 November 13 - 10:08 am
So here's the long-awaited Vegas trip recap.

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Viva Las Vegas
Friday, 2005 November 4 - 8:43 pm
I am in Las Vegas this weekend. Please do not rob me.

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New York New York
Tuesday, 2005 October 18 - 1:36 am
The trip with Amy, to visit Crouching Hamster in New York.

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The Long Way Home
Tuesday, 2005 August 2 - 12:02 am
Also known as "fifteen hours of hell".

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OMG Part II
Saturday, 2005 July 30 - 11:20 am
Checking in briefly...

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The Michigan Weekend: Part 6
Tuesday, 2005 May 10 - 2:29 pm
... in which I describe the journey back to North Carolina.

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The Michigan Weekend: Part 5
Tuesday, 2005 May 10 - 12:52 pm
... in which I describe my nostalgia-tripping Monday morning.

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The Michigan Weekend: Part 4
Tuesday, 2005 May 10 - 12:15 pm
... in which I talk about a relaxing analog Sunday.

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The Michigan Weekend: Part 3
Tuesday, 2005 May 10 - 1:10 am
... in which I talk about Javi's induction into our High School Hall of Fame. Finally.

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The Michigan Weekend: Part 2
Monday, 2005 May 9 - 11:59 pm
... in which I talk about what I did Saturday during the daytime.

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The Michigan Weekend: Part 1
Monday, 2005 May 9 - 9:08 pm
... in which I document the exciting journey to Michigan.

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