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Cambodia by Bike

Cambodia by Bike

“How do you fancy cycling in Cambodia?” he asked. My initial response, I think, was something along the lines of “Aye, right!” – that wonderful Scottish double positive, which roughly translated means “Don’t be ridiculous!” I hesitated because I am neither a skilled...

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High Sweden Bridge: a short hike from Ambleside

High Sweden Bridge: a short hike from Ambleside

The walk to High Sweden Bridge is one of my favourite walks from Ambleside.  It is a relatively short walk, but it gives the feeling of being right in the heart of the Lake District. It is one of our go-to dog walks and it never disappoints. With views of Rydal Water,...

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One Day in Arches National Park

One Day in Arches National Park

Arches National Park in Utah is one of my absolute favourite National Parks. It has the most amazing geography and geology and is stunningly beautiful. The other-worldly red rock formations, natural bridges and unique arches make for a wonderfully dramatic landscape...

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Wansfell Pike: a walk with a view

Wansfell Pike: a walk with a view

Wansfell Pike has the most wonderful views across Lake Windermere and over the Lakeland Fells and mountains. This is the latest post in my Lake District series and describes one of my favourite walks. Wansfell is situated high above the village of Ambleside and is...

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2020, our year of Covid. How has life changed?

2020, our year of Covid. How has life changed?

As I write, it is almost the end of the 2020 and it is strange to look back and think that this time last year, we had no idea what was in store for us. This time last year, we had not heard of Coronavirus or Covid. A Pandemic was still the stuff of Hollywood films or...

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A Walk Around Crummock Water

A Walk Around Crummock Water

Continuing with the series of posts about the Lake District and favourite walks in this area, I offer a walk around Crummock Water. Crummock Water is less well known than its close neighbour, Buttermere, but it is just as beautiful. Not only that, with good waterproof...

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Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is my favourite State Park in the US. At this point I should admit that I have not visited every State Park in the US – there are over 10,000 of them! I reserve the right, therefore, to change my mind if ever I discover a State Park...

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One Day in Keswick, a traditional Lake District town

One Day in Keswick, a traditional Lake District town

One day in Keswick? Wonderful! Several days would be better, but you can always come back. So what is there to see and do in one day in Keswick and the surrounding area? I recently penned a post with ideas about how to spend One Day in The Lake District. This offered...

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Have dog, will travel! How do you travel with a dog?

Have dog, will travel! How do you travel with a dog?

Really??  Does this mean the end of your travels? How are you going to travel with a dog? Can travelling with a dog work? Yes, we have acquired a dog! Meet Jasper, the border collie. He was born the day before lockdown started in the UK and arrived to us aged 8 weeks...

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Reflections of a Baby Boomer Travel Blogger

Reflections of a Baby Boomer Travel Blogger

My first ever trip on to foreign soil was in 1979, two days after my 19th birthday. I can hear mathematical brains clunking and working out that yes, I was born in 1960, I am a baby boomer and I have just had a “significant birthday”. It was that, rather than the...

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RV Ski Tripping!

RV Ski Tripping!

As the world starts to open up following the pandemic, people are beginning to plan for the year ahead. Motorhome ski trips are becoming increasingly popular and may be even more so in a climate of social distancing. Here are some of our top tips and ideas about where...

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Easy walks in the Lake District

Easy walks in the Lake District

The Lake District is hiking country! There are some absolutely fabulous trails stretching for miles across this beautiful landscape, taking in steep mountains, high ridges, rocky scrambles…...But what if you are not looking for anything quite so adventurous or...

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One day in The Lake District

One day in The Lake District

If you only have one day in the Lake District what should you do? Where should you go? What should you see? How can you enjoy a Lakeland experience in just one day? I have offered below three one-day itineraries starting in Bowness-on-Windermere. One itinerary can be...

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What to see in Page, Arizona

What to see in Page, Arizona

We first visited Page, Arizona, on a whim. We were on a road trip and had just left the Grand Canyon, when Peter decided he would like to see the Glen Canyon Dam. He is an engineer after all! So, we made the detour and discovered a gem. What is there to see in Page...

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A Tour of Antelope Canyon: an unforgettable experience

A Tour of Antelope Canyon: an unforgettable experience

A tour of Antelope Canyon had been in my sights for some time. I had seen so many wonderful photos of Antelope Canyon, which looked like a magical grotto, that I really wanted to see it for myself. I was disappointed that we had missed it previously when we were in...

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The Highlights of Japan: where to go and what to see

The Highlights of Japan: where to go and what to see

The highlights of Japan? That is perhaps a rather ambitious claim for a two week tour of the Land of the Rising Sun and we do not claim to have discovered everything this wonderful country has to offer. However, we planned our tour of Japan to take in some of the...

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