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Eating, Drinking, Sleeping

Every day is actioned packed as we move through the state of New Hampshire. It is becoming evident that this is a state with much more to offer than just ‘fall colours’. But on that note, although we are a little early for leaf peeping, each morning

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Starting our New Hampshire Adventure

Having spent Labor Day weekend in Hanover NH, we are now embarking on a pretty extensive tour of the rest of the state. Hanover is the home of the prestigious Ivy League University, Dartmouth. The town is bedecked in Dartmouth Green and every available surface seems to

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Moving into Vermont & New Hampshire

After 3 great days exploring Cape Ann in Massachusettes, we have moved on to Vermont. Despite not being the ‘leaf peeper’s’ season, it is stunningly beautiful and enhanced by perfect early autumn weather. As it is Labor Day weekend we took advantage of beer tasting at the Harpoon Brewery

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Whales that make you go WOW

Some days you just never forget and today was one of those days. Just 24 hours after arriving in Rockport, Massachusettes, we were setting off from neighbouring Gloucester on a 7 Seas Whale Watching expedition. It was quite a grey overcast afternoon but the sea was dead

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Off to Explore Rockport, Massachusettes & New Hampshire USA

Another adventure is about to begin as I set off with my husband (also my trusty driver), to explore the fishing village of Rockport, just a couple of hours outside Boston, then an extensive road trip around New Hampshire. Both Massachusettes and New Hampshire are well known

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Diary of a Cruise Virgin – The Final Chapters

Chapters 3 & 4 of my diary can be found on Silver Travel Advisor website at http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/blog/cruise-small-ship-cruising/diary-of-a-cruise-virgin-saga-pearl-part-3 and http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/blog/cruise-small-ship-cruising/diary-of-a-cruise-virgin-saga-pearl-part-4    

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Diary of a Cruise Virgin – First Impressions

Relaxing in our spacious well appointed cabin with hardly a movement from the exceptionally calm north sea, I could be forgiven for thinking I was in a top class resort hotel, but then again I am, just a floating version. But to get here had been a

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Diary of a Cruise Virgin – The planning and expectation

Welcome to my blog as I prepare for my first cruise, aboard Saga Pearl II to the majestic Norwegian Fjords in July. After 45 years in the travel industry it seems strange to be at last taking the plunge into cruising – although I sincerely hope not

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Living the dream at Rye Harbour

I am a sixty something travel writer who has been lucky to stay in top hotels, cosy B&B’s and even, on occasion, beautifully appointed self-catering accommodation. But camping and caravanning have certainly not been on my agenda.

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Costa Brava Trip

Spain’s Costa Brava – one of the first, and still one of the best holiday destinations. The beautiful and unspoiled Costa Brava is still as popular now as it was when package holidays began in the 1950’s. Visitors who may have come as children, now return with

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