Monthly Archives: January 2016

Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park, Mexico

Xcaret is located just outside Playa del Carmen in heart of Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. The best way I can describe it is as a fun-filled theme park crossed with a vibrant, open air, interactive ecological, archaeological and cultural museum. The … Continue reading

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Villa Doria Pamphili Park, Rome

We arrived  in the romantic city of Rome one beautiful October morning just after dawn. Although unsurprisingly exhausted by our transatlantic flight, we were determined to fight the jetlag, and so hit the ground running (or at least walking), as … Continue reading

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The Real San Blas Islands, Panama

White pristine beaches. Crystal clear waters. Relaxation and perhaps a spot of snorkelling. That’s what I’d been led to expect from Panama’s San Blas Islands, both by what I’d read beforehand and what I’d been told during our visit to … Continue reading

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London ABC

With the publication of Jaspa’s Journey 2: The Pride of London scheduled for later this year by Speaking Volumes, we rounded off our Christmas/New Year visit to the UK with a couple of days in London. While heading for Bank … Continue reading

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Transformers Invade Paris!

OK, so technically it was just one Transformer (which couldn’t actually transform). And it was really more of a Visit than an Invasion. And the Paris in question is a small town in Southern Ontario, not the capital of France. … Continue reading

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