In September 2022 Tibby and I did a 23-day, 2,500 mile motorhome trip from Boston to Niagara Falls to Maine and back to Boston. We travelled with our friends, Richard and Jean Thompson from London. Each couple hired a motorhome. The guidebook company Lonely Planet produces a book entitled ’52 Best USA Road Trips’. Having decided to travel from and return to Boston we created a trip by linking part of five of the trips in the guide. These included the following trips: Coastal New England Finger Lakes Loop Vermont’s Spine Fall Foliage Tour Acadia National Park We added places to the itinerary which others told us about or which we read about elsewhere. We did not stick to the itinerary inflexibly but varied it when we all agreed. We travelled together for the first three days but after that left camp separately, often seeing different things during the day…
Tibby and I met Carole and Ken McCall in Holland in 1989 and have stayed friends. Their son, Ross, married Emily, from New Orleans, on Saturday 3rd September 2022, on Nantucket. There were three wedding related events over three days which were all wonderful. There was enough time…
Tibby and I departed on 7th August 2022 for a ten-day cruise from Dublin with six stops on the coast of Iceland. We were cruising on the Azamara Pursuit and we were travelling with our friend, Vickie Downie. Seydisfordur It took us 72 hours to sail from Dublin…
We spent a week in August 2022 on the Island of Lundy, ten miles off the coast of North Devon, England where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel. Lundy is three miles long and half a mile wide. There are signs that the island was occupied in…
Tibby and I travelled 3,000 miles around England, Wales and Scotland in 34 days in May and June 2021.
On 26th December 2020 I walked through Camden Town with Juls and she showed me some of the notable street art. In that area there is lots more of interest as well.
We arrived at our Santiago hotel location, according to our sat nav, and I did not dare to stop. We had stayed in this hotel five years ago and had memories of a tree lined road with smart apartment buildings in the neighbourhood.
Chile has a deservedly good reputation for their wines When we visited the country in 2015 we explored the Colchagua Valley and started our enjoyment of Chilean wines.
We stayed three nights in Valparaiso from 4th February 2020. Valparaiso was the principal port of Chile for hundreds of years and the government, navy and wealthy traders built several impressive buildings.
Let’s start with a trivia quiz question. What is the southernmost point of the South American continent land mass? We all know that to sail around the bottom of South America one needs to pass Cape Horn.
My better travelled friends probably already know about Punta del Este but for me it was a revelation. Our cruise stopped there on 22nd January 2020
On 20th January 2020 we did a tour of the highlights of Buenos Aires. It included the new symbol of the city, a metal flower.
Tibby l and I arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil for a two day stay on 17th January 2020. China is the third largest country in the world, followed by the USA, Brazil and then Australia, which means Brazil is a very big country.
Tibby and I travelled 1,400kms in 27 hours on the Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town on 13th and 14th December 2010. The Blue Train is a luxury train that was not as good as it should have been.
Tibby and I spent five days in Marrakech from Wednesday 16th June 2010. This was our second trip and was just as exciting as the first.
We found Marrakech to be exciting, vibrant and welcoming