Mt Top 10 of Everything: The Yucatán beyond Cancun

This is a great place for self touring.   It has beaches,  architecture,  history,  nature …. and great food.   All bar one are easily accessible by car (the other one is an island).   Cancun is not everyone’s idea of an idyllic exotic location – don’t worry – all we saw of Cancun was the airport.   For […]

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Vignettes from a lifetime of Travel

S is for Standing on THAT Corner!   Parents are an embarrassment to their kids – that’s just a fact of life.   But there’s no rule stating that we can’t take malicious pleasure in it on occasion! In 2007 we drove Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.  One early morning,  the road brought us through […]

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Utah’s Extraordinary Landscapes – ‘The Mighty 5’

If (like me) you love rugged arid landscapes then southern Utah should be well up on your wish list.   The region has everything to make for a great trip – canyons,  arches,  valleys,  hoodoos,  deserts,  red rock scenery….  – and all stunning.   The problem is fitting the lot in!   Utah’s tourism industry cleverly markets the […]

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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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