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Slamming on the breaks in Scotland

Posted by Megan Roney on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : In Flight Stories 
I was feeling pretty down on my flight to Aberdeen after reading an article in the Lufthansa magazine in which various celebrities from Jane Goodall to Jamie Oliver of Food Network's the Naked Chef shared their feelings on what our world will look like in 2050.  They spoke of the loss of species, destruction of the environment and starvation and dehydration.  Not exactly the lightest reading.  

So I sighed in relief and awe as our plane broke through the clouds and we hovered for landing over ...
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Window Seat

Posted by Megan Roney on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : In Flight Stories 
I love sitting in the window seat.  It's a different world up here and there is something exhilarating about watching as the plane dives and dips into the white mist of clouds.  From up here, the world looks as I feel it seems now, after traveling for so long, small.  It no longer feels as though I'm leaving my country, but more going back to another part of my world.  

In the days leading up to my departure to join this European tour I was afraid of leaving the comfort and happiness I found w...
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Mi Abuela

Posted by Megan Roney on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, In : In Flight Stories 
As it turns out, I did have to resort to high school Espanol in transit today.  My plane buddy for my flight to Bogota, Columbia was a sweet, little old lady who wanted to chat, regardless of my inability to form complete sentences in Spanish and her inability to understand anything beyond "American".  

I learned she was from a canyon somewhere near Bogota with the held of the maps in the inflight magazine.  I managed to communicate that I'd flown from Colorado to Miami and was heading to Sao ...
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On the Road Again

Posted by Megan Roney on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, In : In Flight Stories 
A cold shower to wake me up, last minute toiletries packed in my carry on, peanut butter toast carried in the car and gobbled up one hour after taking my Malaria pill, all before the sun peaks over the endless ridges of the Rocky Mountains.  

It's another day at work for me and I can't believe how lucky I am.  Off to Brazil to begin a tour with Mickey's Magic Show.  The rest of the cast is by now hopefully in the hotel in Sao Paulo, but because of bad weather in Denver two nights ago, I've bee...
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Getting there is half the fun!

Posted by Megan Roney on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, In : In Flight Stories 
Ok, I'm going to have to go out of order here.  There are still several blogs I need to write on the rest of my trip in Japan, however, they'll have to wait because I am currently in Taiwan, and this country is amazing!  So many things to write about...starting with an ever hectic travel day...

The night before my departure, my sister and I sat on the couch of our screened porch, riffling through aged photographs to use in a slideshow for my brother's 30th birthday.  Mom sat beside us drifting...
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Three Things to Remember While in Japan

Posted by Megan Roney on Sunday, March 21, 2010, In : In Flight Stories 


The wait at Gate D4 of the Detroit airport turned into hours as a nice, thick fog settled in around Chicago's, O'hare Airport making it impossible to land the miniscule plane parked outside the window.  I kept nervously glancing at the ticket for my connecting flight, which was planned to leave for Tokyo, Japan in about two hours. I could hear a business man behind me gabbering on and on to the passengers around him, and based on the one-sided conversation, I gathered that he lived in Japan, ...
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I wish I was on Kathy's side of the plane.

Posted by Megan Roney on Friday, December 11, 2009, In : In Flight Stories 

I think this flight attendant seriously needs to rethink his profession if he ever plans on smiling, laughing or partaking in any other enjoyable activity again.  The distain with which he throws the packet of exactly 12.5 pretzels onto my tray makes me incredibly envious of the passengers on the other side of the plane who are greeted by the gracious smile of white-haired, somewhat plump Kathy-who loosely resembles my childhood friend’s granny.  

The fact that I actually know Kathy’s ...


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About Me


Megan After a while of traveling in foreign countries, you begin to realize that it's not just your luggage that can get lost. When you don't speak the language, you loose your ability to speak. If you can't decipher the written word, you loose your ability to read. And if you can't read the signs to know where you're going, you yourself can get lost. It can be a bit overwhelming, and at times humiliating, but I'm sure even Odysseus experienced frustration on his adventurous travels. This blog is my account of my travels. Hopefully, my blunders will assure others that they are not the only ones lost in translation.
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