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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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Three easy walks in the Lake District

Three 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 Lake District experience in just one day? The Lake District covers an extensive area, 2362 square kilometres in fact! It has some of the...

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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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Exploring Death Valley: hike it, bike it, love it!

Exploring Death Valley: hike it, bike it, love it!

Visiting Death Valley National Park exceeded all our expectations. There is so much to explore in Death Valley! Before we visited, I had not appreciated just how diverse and interesting a desert landscape could be. We visited as part of a road trip in our RV and...

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Trip the Hike Fantastic: unforgettable hikes in the US

Trip the Hike Fantastic: unforgettable hikes in the US

We have been on several RV road trips in the US now and wherever we go, we always look for places to hike. Hiking opens up new areas to explore and really allows us to get into the nooks and crannies (literally!) of the landscape. We have been incredibly lucky to have...

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What is Arcosanti? Cult, commune or city of the future?

What is Arcosanti? Cult, commune or city of the future?

At the end of an amazing road trip through Arizona, we came upon Arcosanti. The website describes Arcosanti as one of the “cool places in Arizona to visit” and “one of the top tourist attractions”. Strange that we had never heard of it! The website for Arcosanti lists...

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What to see on the Isle of Skye

What to see on the Isle of Skye

Planning a visit and want to know what to see on the Isle of Skye? Read on! Skye is on many people’s list of places to visit in Scotland and it is easy to understand why. It is incredibly beautiful with a dramatic, rugged landscape: tall, craggy mountains; a stunning...

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The Miracle of America Museum: a hidden gem

The Miracle of America Museum: a hidden gem

Rusty, dusty and full to the brim, the Miracle of America Museum is an Aladdin's Cave for anyone who loves history in the raw - or exploring junk shops ( - which I do!). Please do not misunderstand though: this is not junk ( - okay, well some of it is); there is real...

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The Highlights of Yellowstone National Park

The Highlights of Yellowstone National Park

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the US.   But is it the best? Is it worth visiting? And what are the highlights of Yellowstone? The responses to these questions are a matter of opinion and having visited Yellowstone...

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On the Whisky Trail – again!

On the Whisky Trail – again!

A quick trip away to Scotland recently gave us the opportunity to visit two more whisky distilleries on the Scotch Whisky Trail: Tullibardine and Fettercairn.  I have written about visiting whisky distilleries before . Visiting distilleries and wineries has become a...

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A Flying Visit to Chicago

A Flying Visit to Chicago

We just flew in from the windy city….! Actually, Chicago was not so much windy as freezing cold. Bright blue skies, fabulous sunshine, but teeth-clenchingly cold! And we did not fly in for this flying visit to Chicago; we drove! I had preconceived ideas about Chicago...

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Carry on Campervan: driving in North America

Carry on Campervan: driving in North America

Picture it: you are in a spaghetti tangle of flyovers on a multi-lane highway in a major North American city; it is blowing a blizzard; you are in a 28 foot long campervan; you are heading for the car rental section of the airport. Almost there. It is the last car...

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