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!

Carrara Marble Quarries, Apennine Mountains, Tuscany

From the coast, the Apennine Mountains to the east of Carrara in Tuscany seem to shine brilliant white from the glaciers at their summits. Then you realise the peaks aren’t tall enough to support glaciers this far south. In fact, … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge: Wild – Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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Jaspa’s Journey Books Are Award Finalists!

With today being (Inter-)National Book Lovers Day (thanks to Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? for reminding me!), it seems the perfect time to announce that both books currently available in the Jaspa’s Journey series have now been selected as book … Continue reading

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Mate Tea and Chocolate Submarines in Buenos Aires

Despite experiencing scorching temperatures while in Buenos Aires last year, our guide, Pablo (aka Your Friend in Buenos Aires), was eager for us to try a pair of traditional Argentinean hot drinks. He took us to Café La Biela, near … Continue reading

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Soaring Over The Prairies

I love watching the landscape pass by below from a soaring aeroplane. Even the flat terrain of the US and Canadian prairies is fascinating. Especially in areas where colossal collages of gigantic geometric irrigated fields cover the dusty plains. Expand … Continue reading

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Dramatic Sunset in Port Royal, Jamaica

Few visitors to Jamaica stray far from the resorts and attractions on the north coast. Even fewer get to Port Royal, the one-time Pirate Capital of the World, on a promontory south of Kingston. This is a shame, because Port … Continue reading

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Carcassonne in Carcassonne

The mediaeval Cité de Carcassonne in southern France is quite something to see. It perches on a hill, massive ramparts (partially reconstructed) surrounding an historic town. I first visited this UNESCO World Heritage Site a few years ago, on a … Continue reading

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