Welcome

Hi.  I’m Marie and you are very welcome to HopsSkipsandJumps.     If you are reading this you are probably like me – happiest when planning your next trip (or 2…  or 3….!) I’m a very unlikely victim of a travel bug.   Firstly,  the gene pool – my parents were of that generation that only […]

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My Top 10 of Everything – Tell-Tale signs of a Travel Addict!

What about you – do you think about travel ALL the time?   Do you eat, sleep and breath new trips.  Does the following list sum up your existence?…   1. When you buy a newspaper you read the travel supplement before checking the headline.   2. Your suitcase is never put back in the attic. […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

L is for Landscape So what do Morocco,  Jordan,  Oman,  Namibia,  Utah,  Arizona and  Mexico have in common? Answer – I love them! And why do I love them? Answer – Because they’re not exactly very green! Don’t get me wrong – I love green.  I’m surrounded by it.  Ireland is famous in poetry and […]

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My Top 10 of Everything – Places you will love in Italy

  If you’re expecting Rome,  Florence,  Venice,  Pisa,  Verona or the Amalfi Coast then read no further!  Of course you’d love those places – who wouldn’t!  But if you are visiting Italy for the first time then that’s where you will head towards anyway. We’ve been lucky enough to visit Italy on many occasions over […]

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