Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

  K is for Komodo Dragon   I’ve had a travel list – mostly in my head – for a long as I can remember.   Like all meaningful travel lists,  its constantly evolving and never shortens.   There are destinations on it now that literally did not exist for me as a traveler even a decade […]

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The High Crosses of Monasterboice

The first thing you spot from the distance is the round tower, roofless now but still rising to over 100ft above the surrounding farmland and announcing to the world that this was once a site of great importance. Monasterboice translates as Mainistir Bhuite – monastery of Buite. Saint Buite was an Irish monk and a […]

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Thinking of Belize? – Things you need to know…

First Things First When to go? The best time to visit is between December and March (but of course this is also the most expensive). The rainy season is from June to November. Most hurricanes (Sept/Oct) pass north of Belize but there is no guarantee of course. Paperwork Everyone needs a passport. If you are […]

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Belize – West to Market Towns, Toucans and Spectacular Landscapes

Western Belize is a great base for jungle trips,  caves and excursions over the border to Tikal in Guatemala.    Road access is better than that of Lamanai in the north so its also a good place to view Belizean Maya ruins.   It combines very well with the cayes for a ‘surf n turf’  trip. […]

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Vignettes from a Life Time of Travel

J is for Journey ‘I always liked those moments of epiphany when you have the next destination’ (Brad Pitt) Well that sums it up for me (although I never thought I’d see the day I’d be quoting Brad Pitt!) – that wonderful eureka moment when a travel plan presents itself. And it doesn’t just apply […]

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Belize – South to Palm Trees, Ocean and even more Colour!

‘This mobile is for you – We’ve added $5 credit and our number – just in case you wish to make local calls or need to get in touch with us while you’re out’ Well that’s a first for us! Welcome to Placencia!   Placencia This fishing village is well worth the bit of effort […]

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I can’t dump those old holiday tshirts

You know the ones I mean – they never made it past the first wash without shrinking,  losing the print or just falling apart.  But there’s also the set that you wore and wore,  then got relegated to the bed wear bundle,  but couldn’t be further relegated to the painting and DIY because they’d get […]

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