Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

Q is for Quetzal!   No – I wasn’t stuck … I’ve been to Quebec and Queens and I’ve tasted quail (and quiche!!)!  But I’m lucky to have had the privilege of spotting what must be one of the most beautiful birds on the planet. The Resplendent Quetzal is actually the national bird of Guatemala […]

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If you need a few reasons to bother with Page….

No – nobody goes to Page,  Arizona to see Page – there’s not much to the town apart from motel chains,  restaurants and a string of chapels.   But the place teems with visitors in high season.  Ok,  no one stays for very long but with the number of RV’s and rented cars on the roads,  […]

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London out and about – Brixton beyond the High Street

You’ll know,  as soon as you come up out of the underground station,  that you’re not going to find any hop-on-hop-off tour buses here – yet!  But with its strong sense of community,  evolving food and event scene,  this neighbourhood is fast becoming one of London’s hotspots. Located south west of the capital, the region […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

P is for Photos There’s a hole in my life.  I have lost all photographic evidence from several amazing places I’ve had the privilege of visiting. I’m ok up until 2007 – before then,  photos were usually printed after trips.   And I’m ok from 2015 when I finally got my act together.  But,  in between […]

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The Masterpiece that is Arizona’s Antelope Canyon

Forget the Grand Canyon!  I might even be tempted to bounce Bryce Canyon down to 2nd place on my American favourites list!   Antelope Canyon stole the show for me on a recent trip to South West USA. We didn’t even get a good day!  All the fuss about booking the right time for light beams – and […]

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♫ ….there’ll be days like this…. ♪♪

Just look at this place on a Saturday morning – why would I ever leave my own beautiful country! This is Magheramore beach in County Wicklow – about a 30 minute drive from home.     And what – I hear you ask – were you doing out of your comfort zone (i.e. BED!) at […]

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