Beautiful Views, Wonderful Vistas

The weather was really on our side as we spent a few days exploring mountain tops and discovering crystal clear lakes in the scenic White Mountain region of New Hampshire. We took the cable car to the top of Cannon Mountain and strolled around the peak which

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Lakes & Mountains, Sunshine & Showers

Moving into the Lakes & Mountain regions of New Hampshire has given us a whole new perspective of the state. As we headed north from the capital, Conway, we left traffic behind and eventually arrived at delightful Lake Squam. There are two Squam Lakes, Little and Large,

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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 and    

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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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