The Trail of the Lonesome Pine – Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

  A 7 Night Self-Drive Trip   I’d no idea this region was so accessible to the major transport hubs of Washington / New York until I began investigating it as a possible short road trip.   A huge tourist destination for USA residents,  only a handful of acquaintances at home had any clue of its […]

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Washington DC

A change of heart… I never had any real inclination to visit Washington DC..  I always knew there was plenty to see and do but I’m not really a ‘museum person’ and could take or leave the politics. So I embraced this particular new year’s  mini break with less enthusiasm than usual….  and was blown […]

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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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