Volubilis

The Roman ruins of Volubilis can be found in fertile countryside about 35km from Meknes.   Founded in the 3rd century BC,  it became an important outpost for the Roman Empire.  Today,  about half of the World Heritage Site has been excavated and you will probably spot archaeologists working in nearby fields on your visit. Volubilis […]

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A Study in Blue – Images from Chefchaouen

  Located in the Rif Mountains just off the main road between Meknes and Tetouan,  the town  of Chefchaouen must be one of the most popular destinations in Morocco.   The  jumble of blue,  red and white Lego pieces you see on approach gives a hint of what’s in store.   Founded in 1471,  the blue washed […]

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Boston

NEW YEAR IN BOSTON – COLD!  COLD!  COLD!   I won’t harp on about the weather -but! The extreme cold led to cancellation of many First Night festivities on New Years Eve.  Sightseeing was very difficult  due to the biting  temperatures. And that was BEFORE  the blizzard!  But you can’t travel almost 5000km and sit […]

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New York with Teenagers

A trip to New York  accommodates everyone in the family – even the reluctant teenager or young adult who is really far too cool to been seen with you any more.   But providing activities doesn’t come cheap – especially if your darlings are not into museums, galleries and general sightseeing.   As a family destination favourite, […]

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Souks, Sand and Sea – A Road Trip in Morocco

  Morocco is a great country for touring,  with lots of route options and huge variation in landscapes and holiday options.  If you’re flexible, you can get good value in flights. It’s perfect for combination holidays – city / beach,  surfing / desert, archaeology/ hiking….. Travelling around is straightforward enough – trains and large bus […]

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