Our Hops, Skips and Jumps in 2018

Several hops,  one skip and two jumps – not too bad!  We had some great trips this year and I struck Monet’s garden from my wish list so happy enough with that!   Boston – our first trip of the year – and it was a cold one!! Read all about it: Boston   Morocco – […]

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♫♪♫ Oh Christmas Tree…♬♪♪

      I am the proud owner of what has to be the tackiest Christmas tree on the planet!   I’ve been bringing home decorations for years – some are the real deal but there has been a lot of improvising!   There’s almost always something to be found that can be adapted –  key rings […]

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I have a Little List!

  I consider myself very fortunate to have seen so much and to have experienced to much in 40 years of travel.    The great thing though is that a bucket list never shortens.  Even after visiting a place,  I come home and think of all the reasons and why I need to go back! […]

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Where We Went in 2017

2017 was a particularly busy year travel wise.  Apart from our usual trips,  there were two ‘significant’ birthdays and two family gatherings that were all celebrated with mini breaks abroad.   JANUARY We rang in the year in Washington DC where we stayed for 5 nights before heading to New York. Read about our visit […]

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Bits and Pieces!

Words of wisdom from someone who needs to follow her own advice!!!   Notify your Credit Card Company before you set off on your travels.   I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve ended up with blocked cards – we’ll never learn.   It’s great to know that the companies are vigilant but it’s awkward […]

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Us as Travellers!

So what kind of travellers are we?   No matter how broke we were,  I could never do the sleep on the beach thing!   I’m a gal that needs a shower – and a hairdryer!  At the other end of the spectrum we’ve stayed in some fabulous 5 star accommodation – but more often than […]

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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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