Nessebar, Bulgaria

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The Ancient Town of Nessebar — While on holiday in the Sunny Beach/St. Vlas area on Bulgarie’s Black Sea coast (known as the Black Sea Riviera), we traveled from our seaside resort by boat over to the ancient city of Nessebar just a few kilometers away.  Old Nessebar is one of the most popular tourist attractions onRead more

Seychelles

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A Fabulous Vacation in Seychelles — Seychelles is an archipelago nation located in the Indian Ocean south of the equator off the east coast of Africa.  We arrived at the tiny airport in Victoria on Mahe Island and were instantly struck by the island’s beauty with large mountains contrasted by the deep blue Indian Ocean.  Our hotelRead more

Recommended Travel Books

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Book 1 – The ‘Handy Guide to British English:  Understanding the “English” Language‘ We recommend the ‘Handy Guide to British English:  Understanding the “English” Language‘, available across the world via Amazon.com, Amazon UK, or Amazon Europe.  Please follow the link below: http://www.amazon.com/Handy-Guide-British-English-Understanding/dp/1506172482/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460613840&sr=1-1&keywords=handy+guide+to+british We recommend this book because…well because WE WROTE IT!  🙂 This book is an essentialRead more

Paris, France

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While living in the UK, I took my grown son to Paris for a long weekend (city break) to do all the touristy things since he had never been.  Our flight departed Manchester and arrived in Paris after a quick one hour flight.  We used Paris’ subway system, the Metro, to traverse all over the city.  ItRead more

Tanzania – African Safari

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Selous Game Reserve — We left our Zanzibar resort for a 2-day African safari and camping excursion, not quite sure what to expect.  We flew from the small airport on Zanzibar via a 13-passenger Cessna prop plane to Dar es Salaam, then boarded an even smaller plane to the Selous Game Reserve where we landedRead more

Tenerife, Canary Islands

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One year I decided to leave the miserable December cold and rain of the UK for the sunny volcanic island of Tenerife for Christmas and New Years.  The weather was spectacular during my 10 day holiday!  Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands that are located off the western coast of Africa in the NorthRead more

Costa del Sol, Spain

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My very first trip to Spain was to Nerja in the Costa del Sol, sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Nevada mountain range (see map below).  While driving from the Malaga airport to Nerja, I was gobsmacked by the beauty of the surrounding area and I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous Andalusia regionRead more

Auckland, New Zealand

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A day in Auckland — Another highly anticipated stop on our cruise Down Under was Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city built around two harbours.  Located on the North Island, the greater Auckland geography and topography is dominated by ancient volcanoes.  These volcanoes are easily viewed from the iconic Sky Tower, which stands 328 meters (1,076 feet) tall and hasRead more

Sydney & Blue Mountains, Australia

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Blue Mountains —  Our long anticipated cruise Down Under started from Sydney and onwards to New Zealand just before Christmas.  Since it was early December, it was nearly summertime in Australia.  We flew into Sydney a few days ahead of our cruise ship departure to spend time in the Blue Mountains and Sydney Harbour.  Upon arrivalRead more

Picton, New Zealand

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A Day in Picton — One of our favorites stops along our cruise Down Under was Picton, located on New Zealand’s South Island near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound.  It was an absolutely gorgeous December day for any activity outdoors.  We walked all around the area taking pictures of the beautiful surroundings andRead more

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