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Photos from a Half Dome hike

I'm posting this in 2017, but the actual hike happened probably in the summer of 1996. You can see it from the picture quality! Wife and I started something like 7:30am, if memory serves, I reached the summit around 3pm, and we were back down in Yosemite valley long after it had gotten dark. If…

We need system-wide travel route optimization

My family and I had a harrowing experience attempting to get from Silicon Valley to Puerto Rico with "only" one overnight flight just before Christmas. It involved a broken plane, a lost connection, attempts to split the party, put us up an additional night in NY or route us through Mexico. But in particular it…

Travel notes British Virgin Islands (BVI)

In the hope that it saves others some learning experiences. Collected during a trip to Tortola in December 2015. There are no street addresses. To find your way, find the right "bay" (like Cane Garden Bay) and follow the road until you get there. How to find your way in Road Town, unless you know…