Browsing All posts tagged under »Flying«

Joan Larsen’s Favorite Retreats: Flying Low and Slow Over Glorious Sedona

August 16, 2017

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An Arizona landscape to take your breath away By Joan Larsen There are some places in our world that take our breath away in ways unexplainable – but we find their visual beauty forever lodged in our hearts.  And so it is with the town of Sedona, with its red rock canyons and sunsets so […]

Joan Larsen’s Secret Wonders: The Good Life – My Hidden Hideaway in Denali

May 31, 2017

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By Joan Larsen “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young  again—to slow time down and fall in love with life once more.”  — Pico Iver   Once in a while in our travels, […]

Joan Larsen’s Caribbean Adventures: Touching Down on the World’s Shortest Landing Strip

September 7, 2016

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By Joan Larsen Some things in our world never seem to change.  That tiny volcanic island of Saba, only 5 square miles in size and actually hidden in the vast Caribbean, lies only a beautiful 20-minute plane ride from the wondrous isle of St. Martin – but still remains caught in another time. For years, […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Hawaii’s Paradise: The Island of Kauai

January 27, 2016

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By Joan Larsen   Make the world go away . . . and I know I reflect you, and probably most others – in feeling that LIFE – yes, life in big letters – has to be better than it had been lately. It has to. We are all drowning in the ever-changing news cycles […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Heartstopping! The World’s Most Extreme Runways

January 6, 2016

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by Joan Larsen For absolutely all of us who have flown to our destinations before the “post-2000” era, there was little written about dangerous runways. Do you remember articles listing them? I don’t think so. If we had any worry in the long distant past, it might center on a plane crash in an unlikely […]

Joan Larsen’s Adventures: Touching Down on the World’s Most Dangerous Runways

October 7, 2015

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 By Joan Larsen   I remember the passengers on that plane screaming as we came in far too low over one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, the wheels of our plane almost grazing the sunbathers only a few feet below. No one had told us that us that St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana […]

Joan Larsen’s Life Stories: Love is in the Air – Aloft in the Goodyear Blimp

September 30, 2015

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By Joan Larsen   The latest news: the fabled Goodyear blimps are retiring after being in the skies for the lifetime of everyone reading this. With its fleet so near the end of its life-cycle, Goodyear and Zeppelin have again worked together in the next evolution of airship design. I have been to Akron and […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Touching Down on the World’s Shortest Landing Strip

July 9, 2014

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By Joan Larsen Saba.  Saba, the island that is the unspoiled queen of the Caribbean, is virtually unknown, and yet – once seen seems to hover in the mind forever after.  Getting there, however, seems to ward off all but the most adventurous.  Why? Well, its miniscule airstrip is reputedly one of the most dangerous […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Flying Low and Slow Over Sedona

June 4, 2014

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An Arizona landscape to take your breath away By Joan Larsen There are some places in our world that take our breath away in ways unexplainable – but we find their visual beauty forever lodged in our hearts.  And so it is with the town of Sedona, with its red rock canyons and sunsets so […]

Joan Larsen: Aloft in the Outback – the Royal Flying Doctors Service

April 2, 2014

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By Joan Larsen England’s Prince Charles and his Camilla, both smiling brightly, waved as they stepped off the last stair of the plane into what Americans would call “nowhere”. . . but actually is a stop in Australia’s Outback. The sun beat down mercilessly, the wind was blowing up more dust than we see in […]

Joan Larsen Encore: The Good Life – My Hidden Hideaway in Denali

March 19, 2014

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By Joan Larsen “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young  again—to slow time down and fall in love with life once more.”  — Pico Iver   Once in a while in our travels, […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: A Peek at the Good Life at a Hidden Hideaway in Denali

June 5, 2013

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By Joan Larsen   The summers in the States seem to have gone from just plain hot to – well – the “sweltering look” that promises to be fashionable at home for another year.  The word “escape” sounds more tantalizing by the week.  But with travel itself becoming more dear, I don’t just want to […]

No. I Don’t Think So. Not Again.

February 7, 2013

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By Lauriate Roly   Flying was never for me…well, not at first. If I couldn’t go there by automobile or passenger liner, I simply would not go. Then, because airline travel become so popular, Atlantic crossings by ship dropped down to nil. I became quite ill at about that time. I had always said I […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel Stories: Touching Down on the World’s Shortest Landing Strip

December 12, 2012

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By Joan Larsen Saba.  Saba, the island that is the unspoiled queen of the Caribbean, is virtually unknown, and yet – once seen seems to hover in the mind forever after.  Getting there, however, seems to ward off all but the most adventurous.  Why? Well, its miniscule airstrip is reputedly one of the most dangerous […]