Category Archives: Review

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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Mexican Underworld

Today being Cinco de Mayo got me thinking of a fantastic trip I made to Mexico’s Mayan Riviera back in 2011. And I especially keep coming back to our underground exploits from that visit! The northern half of Mexico’s Yucatán … Continue reading

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Close Encounter With An Alaskan Bear

Unsurprisingly, my trip to Alaska in 2007 was one of the most memorable vacations I’ve ever taken. It really was the adventure of a lifetime. So much so, that the fourth Jaspa’s Journey book (The Hermit of Kennecott) will be … Continue reading

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Full STEAM Ahead at the GWR Museum

The Great Western Railway was founded in 1833 and operated for over a hundred years, until Britain nationalised its rail network after World War II. At that point, “God’s Wonderful Railway” became part of British Rail (which was re-privatised in … Continue reading

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My Night in a Swedish Prison

It’s true. I did spend a night in the cells while visiting Sweden back in 2012. I know convicts always claim to be innocent, but I really was! Honest Guv’nor! And so was every other jailbird in the joint. There’s … Continue reading

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Swimming With WILD Dolphins In Hawaii

The list of amazing things I did during my recent Journey to Hawaii is almost endless. And right up near the top of that list is swimming with wild dolphins off Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Swimming with dolphins is … Continue reading

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Hawaii Isn’t Hawaii Without A Luau (Or Two)

If you visit Hawaii, you absolutely have to go to a luau. It’s practically compulsory. In case you don’t know, a luau is a traditional Hawaiian feast, usually accompanied by entertainment. So you get food, music, hula dancing and Hawaiian … Continue reading

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