Author Archives: Jaspa

About Jaspa

Star of my own award-winning adventure novels, Jaspa's Journey. Geocaching addict & F1 fan. Adventure Journeyer & blogger extraordinaire. Check out my website: www.jaspasjourney.com And don’t forget to download the books and see what the buzz is all about!

Breathtaking Kaniku Lava Flow Sunset, Hawaii Big Island

Dawn and dusk are often a special time in Hawaii. I don’t know if it’s the island chain’s location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but its amazing how often the rising or setting of the Sun can really … Continue reading

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The Spruce Goose: The Biggest Airplane Ever Built

I love airplanes, but my brother Bisckits adores them. So he couldn’t have been happier when, during a West Coast roadtrip from Seattle to San Francisco, we called in to see a very special aircraft. Just outside McMinnville, Oregon, is … Continue reading

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New Arrivals at Chester Zoo

I visited Chester Zoo in England early in the New Year, just in time to see a couple of their new arrivals. I have to admit to having mixed emotions about zoos, but Chester is one of the good ones, … Continue reading

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The Eden Project, Cornwall

Cornwall’s Eden Project is a fun place to visit, even in the depths of winter, as I did. Although the weather outside was frightful, it was warm and cosy inside the massive domes at its heart. In 1999 the site … Continue reading

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The Monument (to the Great Fire of London)

On September 2nd, 1666, over three-quarters of London was burned to the ground in what has become known as the Great Fire of London. The blaze started in the King’s baker’s house in Pudding Lane, not far from the northern … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard in Athens, Greece

It’s mid-afternoon on a Tuesday in springtime. We wait almost-patiently in Plateía Syntágmatos (often called Syntagmatos Square by English speakers, meaning Constitution Square) in central Athens. In front of us is the Vouli Building, once a Royal Palace and today … Continue reading

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Caernarfon Castle, Wales

I love castles. Especially the medieval castles of North Wales. UNESCO agree with me, since they made The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd a World Heritage Site in 1986. And my absolute favourite is Caernarfon Castle. … Continue reading

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