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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Route 66 – with a teenager! (1)

You can pick the next one America No – think about it  America Why don’t you have a look through that Kuoni catalogue there for ideas  America Really within reason we can consider anywhere….. You – said – I – could – pick … and I pick America   Me and my mouth!   Well… […]

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My Top 10 of Everything: The Yucatán beyond Cancun

This is a great place for self touring.   It has beaches,  architecture,  history,  nature …. and great food.   All bar one are easily accessible by car (the other one is an island).   Cancun is not everyone’s idea of an idyllic exotic location – don’t worry – all we saw of Cancun was the airport.   For […]

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Vignettes from a lifetime of Travel

S is for Standing on THAT Corner!   Parents are an embarrassment to their kids – that’s just a fact of life.   But there’s no rule stating that we can’t take malicious pleasure in it on occasion! In 2007 we drove Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.  One early morning,  the road brought us through […]

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Utah’s Extraordinary Landscapes – ‘The Mighty 5’

If (like me) you love rugged arid landscapes then southern Utah should be well up on your wish list.   The region has everything to make for a great trip – canyons,  arches,  valleys,  hoodoos,  deserts,  red rock scenery….  – and all stunning.   The problem is fitting the lot in!   Utah’s tourism industry cleverly markets the […]

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