A Postcard from Northern Cyprus: Kyrenia/Girne

Yes – I do mean the ‘Turkish’ bit – The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to be exact. Getting there is a tad less convenient than its southern counterpart but well worth the effort as you will see… The island of Cyprus gained its independence from Britain in 1960. The constitution guaranteed a degree of […]

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My Top 10 of Everything: What you’ll enjoy in Newfoundland

It sounds like the edge of the world doesn’t it. I know its not a place that pops in to mind when planning a road trip but, with its rugged landscapes, varied wildlife and renowned hospitality, it makes for an unforgettable experience. (My Top 10 has been selected from a 2011 trip. All photos from […]

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An Epic US Road Trip: On the Road in the West / Mid West

I love road trips – especially in the US. I think its all that space – driving for days and days without falling into the sea! Well, here is a trip that is nowhere near the sea but will tick a lot of amazing iconic sites (and sights!) off your wish list…. I’m so guilty […]

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An Epic USA Road Trip: It starts with a Plan….

(2014 – deciding on the summer hols…..) Lets go to the States and rent a car… OK Well, we’ve driven in Florida, California, ‘done’ Route 66…… Out comes the map…. Mmmmm… what about flying to Denver We always wanted to ‘do’ the Rockies… ♪♪Colorado Rockie Mountain High♫  … we can sing John Denver songs the […]

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Route 66 – with a teenager! (2)

  Vacations with kids can be demanding.   Vacations with one kid will present different challenges.   Vacations with one teenager.….. well…. There I was – all set to divulge our family secrets and then thought….  Hold on!!   This is the guy I’m depending upon to take care of me in my (rapidly advancing) old age!!! An […]

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