Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

Q is for Quetzal!   No – I wasn’t stuck … I’ve been to Quebec and Queens and I’ve tasted quail (and quiche!!)!  But I’m lucky to have had the privilege of spotting what must be one of the most beautiful birds on the planet. The Resplendent Quetzal is actually the national bird of Guatemala […]

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If you need a few reasons to bother with Page….

No – nobody goes to Page,  Arizona to see Page – there’s not much to the town apart from motel chains,  restaurants and a string of chapels.   But the place teems with visitors in high season.  Ok,  no one stays for very long but with the number of RV’s and rented cars on the roads,  […]

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The Masterpiece that is Arizona’s Antelope Canyon

Forget the Grand Canyon!  I might even be tempted to bounce Bryce Canyon down to 2nd place on my American favourites list!   Antelope Canyon stole the show for me on a recent trip to South West USA. We didn’t even get a good day!  All the fuss about booking the right time for light beams – and […]

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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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Vegas – 10 Things to do besides Gambling and Eating!

OK – everyone doesn’t have to love Vegas but don’t decide that its not for you without giving it a chance.  I think its a place that should be visited at least once – just go and experience it for the fantastic oddity that it is! For those of you outside the USA,  its best enjoyed as […]

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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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