Category Archives: Destinations

Windswept castles, glorious beaches, wine collecting, exotic architecture, old-world charm and friendly natives:  - Fresh seafood with
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Northumberland – a county of extremes, from the rugged wilderness of the National Park and Heritage Coastline to the nearby vibrant city of
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Long Island, New York offers diversity, glamour, the good life, excitement or solitude; all within 125 miles. Orientated to the water and shaped
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Turkey has become increasingly popular, and now has over 17 million visitors each year. It is renowned for its history, hospitality, value for
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Thailand, formerly Siam, is an enchanting Buddhist Kingdom that is renowned for its natural beauty, its welcoming people and its sumptuous cuisine.
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The Costa de la Luz, on the western side of Andalucia, is a world apart from the more commercialized Spanish Costas, and the area has long been
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On the island of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean, lies the walled city of Valletta. With its magnificent baroque architecture and floodlit
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    • Volcanos and Penguins and Wine Oh My
      The 28 or so hours traveling here has proven to be more than worth itWhile the flight from Houston to Santiago was overnight and in the dark the three hours from Santiago to Punta Arenas were spent winging over the Andes. Amazing is a word overused i
    • Shropshire 21 Buildwas Abbey Give up struggling trying to make sense of thingsOvercooked Yorkshire Puddings Day 656 or thereabouts
      This time last year I had refused to purchase a Wisdom of the East calendar which had doubled in price probably due to the Covid pandemic . Well everything seems these days to be blamed on Brexit or the pandemic so why not my special calendar . At first I
    • Volcanoes National Park
      We set sail for Volcanoes National Park today and it was a bright and sunny day. We went due south of KailuaKona along route 11 passing by our favorite snorkeling area Two Step stopping at a few pulloffs buying some Kona Coffee all beans are p
    • Day 5 in Paradise
      Well it was a really quiet day today with not a lot going on if I am honest. We all had to go for our PCR tests so we can board the ship on Saturday. The tests were completed across the road from our hotel so not to much of a faff we thought until […]
    • The Days After the Drinking Dining and Sailing on the Douro
      Seasick. Yes that is what ran through my mind as I woke up feeling slightly under the weather and sluggish in my cabin. Seasickness could truly be the only reason. mmmhmm. After hitting the snooze alarm a few times I rallied and met Dave and Merry Jo
    • Burgers Cremation and Hippies
      Day 1 Wednesday November 17th 2021 Renata and I finally booked a trip after 2 years. The past two years have been crazy. With the stress of work and boredom due to the Covid19 pandemic Renata and I needed a few days to get awa
    • "Stuck" in Paradise
      First stop for today is Gantheaume Point which is near the southern end of the peninsula that Broome sits on. Theres a lighthouse here but it looks more like someones plonked a large lantern on a water tank stand than the sort of lighthouses we're