Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

D is for Dirty Dancing – Country Style! Firstly,  setting the scene:  USA ⇒Wyoming ⇒Jackson Hole ⇒ Million Dollar Cowboy Bar ⇒Saturday Night.   We’re in town for a few days hiking in Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone.   We’ve had something to eat and pick a bar for a drink on our way […]

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For Day Trippers in the Great Smoky Mountains

Straddling the states of Tennessee and North Carolina,  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomes over 11 million visitors per year,  making it the most visited park in the US (even ahead of the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone).   The majority of these visitors are happy to stay in satellite towns and make short excursions into […]

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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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Tennessee – Highlights from a 2 week Road Trip

    Usually when planning a road trip,  we start with a rough idea of where we’re headed and then the best flight options will dictate our route – this time we were heading for Tennessee and flying in and out of Nashville via Newark (New Jersey). As with any trip,  you can’t do it […]

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My Memphis Top 10

Of course I’m writing as a tourist here – and these are impressions after my first short visit to the city.   As with any new destination,  especially when just visiting for a short while,  all you can hope for is a peak at the main attractions and to come away with a sense of the […]

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Nashville – A few days in Music City

  The first thing is the music – literally!  Walking through Nashville airport we came across live music venues throughout the terminal.   The musicians are local and mostly play for tips and its a great welcome to Music City.   Out and About   As first timers,  with just two full days,  we confined ourselves […]

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Utah’s National Parks and Las Vegas – a Fantastic 8 Night Road Trip!

This is really a great option for a 2 week vacation.   Allowing for 8 nights on the trip and then an overnight flight home,  you’ll still have a few days to recover from jet lag if travelling from Europe.   Of course it means a whirlwind tour through whichever parks you choose but there will be […]

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