Well hello there, old friends. It's been a while.
The main bit of news is that our departure for London has been delayed. We'd been working with the assumption that we'd be taking off in early December. Now it appears that we will in fact be departing in late January. Fingers crossed.
Over the last few weeks we've begun the moving process, with uneven progress. On the home front, we had Thanksgiving visitors and our dear renter moved all her things into our apartment. On the travel front, I made a super exciting West Coast run to visit family and friends, spending time in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Napa. The only really vacationy component of the jaunt was the time in Napa, where highlights included meals at Ad Hoc and Bistro Jeanty and a blissful overnight at Harbin Hot Springs.
I also made a trip this past week, first to Panama City, where I got thoroughly drenched, and then on to Bogotá. The buzzy stories circulating about Bogotá are all on the money. I'll write about both destinations in upcoming Gadling posts.
On the subject of Gadling, I've been publishing more budget travel-themed posts there. So, right, what are you waiting for? Go on and check out Gadlng's beefed up budget travel section.