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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BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

A big thank you to  OURCROSSINGS  for nominating me for this award!   I really appreciate the thought.    Aiva,  Valters and Ericeira have made their home on Ireland’s beautiful west coast.   Please visit their site and read their travel stories.   The Blogger Recognition Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a way […]

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Teotihuacan – a fabulous day trip from Mexico City

  Established around 100BC,  Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the ancient world.   Little is known about its builders and its origins,  history,   language and culture remain largely a mystery.  At its peak it had over 150,000 residents. The demise of the city is also unknown – around 600AD major buildings were destroyed,  […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

T is for Tent   It must be January – radio and TV commercials for holidays,  flights,  travel expos  – and camping.  There was an ad on the radio this morning promoting air tents that can be set up in minutes …..  Now that brought me back…..   I can still remember the excitement of […]

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2019 – Hopping and Jumping (but no Skipping this year!!)

I’ve forgotten any bad bits already – I look back at 2019 as primarily a year of celebration.  We had births,  weddings,  lots of retirements and LOTS of significant birthdays!  And it was mainly the birthdays that kept us on the move -traveling for 50th’s,  60th’s and 80th’s from Dublin to London (twice) to mainland […]

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Ringing in a New Year – Mexico City style!

I’ve never experienced New Year in the sun and heat.   Anecdotes and photos from family in Australia have allowed glimpses of a Christmas with shorts and t-shirts,  sunscreen and beaches…. I’m very attached to my traditional Christmas at home – but I’m game for anything at New Year.  Over the past few years we’ve managed […]

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