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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My 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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