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My New York – Niagara Falls – Washington DC Adventure

I recently travelled to the US and Canada for quite an adventure. Here’s the story of my trip… Some trip facts: I flew approx. 7,000 miles there and back. I drove 1127 miles in a rented Toyota RAV4 (driving in the US & Canada was a dream compared to the UK). I walked almost 46 miles in 8 days. I visited/travelled through New… Continue reading My New York – Niagara Falls – Washington DC Adventure

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Why Everyone Should Take up Walking

It is a little late to say this, but May was National Walking Month. Here are some facts about walking that might encourage more people to give it a go… A 30 minute walk a day and you’ll have: 50% better chance of avoiding Alzheimer’s or dementia. 40% decreased likelihood that you’ll suffer from heart… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Take up Walking

Books · Travel

France, Spain, and my Twilight Saga addiction

A blog entry is long overdue, time really has flown past and it’s hard to believe it’s October already. I love the autumn leaves, although I seem to be suffering from asthma, which is made worse by the cold weather. Ho hum. France & Spain trip So anyhoo, I had a wonderful holiday in the… Continue reading France, Spain, and my Twilight Saga addiction

Life · Travel

American Adventure: Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

Southwest USA Travel Blog: Nevada, Arizona, and Utah (USA) A summary: What an amazing time! Our journey took us from Nevada, through northern Arizona, to Utah, and back to Nevada. We experienced the bright lights and sounds of Las Vegas, and a perfectly silent, beautiful sunrise at the Grand Canyon. We saw the fantastic dancing water… Continue reading American Adventure: Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

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The Amazing Swiss Alps

Switzerland travel journal (Jungfrau Region – Swiss Alps) Well, had an amazing time. We stayed in Lauterbrunnen which is a lovely village in the “valley of 72 waterfalls”, one of which is Staubach falls (300m high), which we could see and hear from our bedroom window. The village church rings its bells every hour and… Continue reading The Amazing Swiss Alps

Bath · JaneAusten · Travel

My Jane Austen pilgrimmage

So… this weekend I went to Bath and Chawton House, home of Jane Austen… Bath is full of character and history – something my home town lacks. I am not a city person, and no building, no matter how historic, beautiful, or colourful, can please me in the same way that a mountain, lake, or… Continue reading My Jane Austen pilgrimmage