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California Dreamin’ – San Diego

Another long drive on a busy Friday and again we thanked our lucky stars we had invested in a sat nav. How did we manage these road trips without them? We arrived at the Catamaran Resort early afternoon and shown to a beautiful room overlooking the calm

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California Dreamin’ – Palm Springs (Contd.)

Day 2 in Palm Springs dawned sunny and warm so we decided to take the aerial tramway high up through Chino Canyon to the wilderness of Mt San Jacinta National Park. First tip – check the weather at the top on the website as it is an

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California Dreamin’ – Palms Springs

We endured a gruelling drive from Santa Barbara around Los Angeles and finally to Palm Springs. The drive was through torrential rain for the most part with awful visibility, so a very tiring day. Due to the low clouds and continual down pour, we didn’t realise how

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California Dreamin’ – Santa Barbara

And we are off again, this time to explore California from Sunnyvale in the north down to San Diego in the south with Santa Barbara and Palm Springs in-between. Flying with Norwegian Air was a first and I will be doing a full report for http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/ in due

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On The Move – at Home and Away

Everyone says moving home is stressful and they are not wrong. The search for a new home, the anxious wait while a deal is done, the even longer wait while solicitors earn their fee, and then the sheer enormity of packing up your home. If that wasn’t

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Farewell to Sable, Guide Dog Puppy 2

I can’t believe our time with Sable has gone by so quickly. It was only 11 months ago that the wriggling bundle of black fluff arrived and made her presence known! Another black lab, like Joni, but oh, so different. She is a big girl, much heavier

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Goodbye 2016 – Hello 2017

As I enter my 63rd year I realise that I need to make the most of whatever the future holds. Suddenly it seems time is racing by and so 2017 is going to be action packed I hope, with lots of new challenges and experiences. Firstly we

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UK Blog Awards 2017

I have been nominated for the prestigious UK Blog Awards and am beyond excited! It just goes to show what an old bird can do when she puts her mind to it. I have only ever one award in my life, The “Visit USA Media Award” for

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World Travel Market London 2016 – Love it or Hate it?

For the umpteenth year I have spent an enjoyable but exhausting day wandering around WTM and finalising travel plans for 2017. I have been attending this travel jamboree for longer than I care to remember. I seem to recall my first visit was around 1985 when the event

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A Perfect Day on the Belmond British Pullman

As we get older suddenly there is so much to celebrate! Special anniversaries, milestone birthdays, and best of all – retirement! Family and friends may struggle to find that ‘special gift’, but sometimes experiences and memories can be more exciting than material ‘things’. Nothing is more unforgettable

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