Charleston – Out and About, away from Downtown

While the city of  Charleston  is interesting in itself for a few days,  it also makes for a good base to explore the Lowcountry – the marshy coastal lands that stretch south into Georgia.   With its dripping Spanish moss,  fabulous oak trees and abundance of wildlife,  the area is naturally stunning and full of history. […]

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Charleston – a stroll Downtown

Charleston, South Carolina,   is very proud of its list of ‘firsts’ and ‘oldests’ – first theatre,  first museum,  first golf course,  oldest public gardens,  oldest municipal college……  The city’s Preservation Society takes its job very seriously (and of course its the oldest community based historic society in the US).   The French Quarter and surrounding area boasts […]

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Mexican Riviera – Should you stay in Playa del Carman?

I must qualify this post from the beginning by declaring that I’m absolutely no expert on conventional ‘resort holidays’.   With over 40 years of travel behind me,  I could probably count on one hand the number of traditional package tours I’ve experienced.   I  don’t tend to stay in one place very long and prefer moving […]

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Making Plans…

Exactly one week ago today,  I returned from a short trip to the US.   For the first time in years,  I was coming home with no plans made for my next expedition.   This was not due to the Coronavirus – I just never got our April vacation sorted so reckoned on probably going somewhere in […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

V is for Vesuvius In August 1986 we spent 6 weeks in Italy.  We went as far south as Sorrento which was a great base for the Amalfi Coast,  Capri,  Pompeii and Vesuvius. We’d spent a fabulous day in Pompeii but it was hot – hot – hot!!!  We were exhausted but opted to persevere […]

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