The Landscapes and Colours of Sedona, Arizona

The red rocks of Sedona attract 3 million visitors per year.   With 300 miles of trails through forests and canyons,  and with dramatic views at every turn,  it makes for a great outdoor vacation destination.   The Landscape The rocks have been shaped by wind and water over millions of years and the deep red […]

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On the Road – 7 days in Northern Portugal

You wouldn’t believe how much there is to see and do in the region north of Porto.  It mightn’t look much on the map but its quite a whirlwind to fit everything into a week.   However,  with 7 days,  you can do more than sample wine and admire the Douro! Our wish list: The Douro The mountains […]

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Beyond Barcelona – A Road Trip on the Costa Brava

Are you like me I wonder – as soon as I hear the words ‘Costa Brava’,  I’m spirited back to that anthem of the early 70’s which stuck in the pop charts for months and to this day is probably still churned out in campsites and hotels as guests snake around the dance floor in […]

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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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