Category Archives: Travel

Tryall Water Wheel, Jamaica

Roughly 10 miles west of Montego Bay, in Jamaica’s Hanover Parish, stands the enormous Tryall Water Wheel. Originally constructed around 200 years ago, the 30-foot-diameter cast iron wheel was used to grind sugar cane produced on the Tryall Estate. The … Continue reading

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The Calli, Campi and Canali of Cannaregio, Venice

Can you belong somewhere you’ve never actually lived? Especially a place that’s engulfed by millions of tourists every year? I don’t know the answer, but I hope it can be ‘yes’. Although, sadly, I’m not sure the few remaining true … Continue reading

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Iconic Monument Valley Highway

Some photographs are worth a thousand words. Here the classic lines of Highway 163 in Utah converge at the breathtaking Monument Valley. Expand the minds of you and your children by travelling the World with Jaspa’s Journey adventure novels! The … Continue reading

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Going Gently Bananas in the Caribbean

What could be more Free and Easy than chilling in the shade of a Caribbean banana plant? And thankfully, there’s lots of them to choose from, on every island you visit. Of course, the reason for bananas being so Prolific … Continue reading

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Wildlife Spotting At Custer State Park, South Dakota

What makes me smile, makes me happy? Hmmm… Well, the first thing that jumps to mind is animals. Like all the critters we saw at Custer State Park in South Dakota. Custer was South Dakota’s first state park and remains … Continue reading

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Lonely Haleakala Sunset

One of the things to do when visiting Maui, is to watch the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala volcano, which stands over 10,000 feet above the surrounding Pacific Ocean. And on our first trip to the Hawaiian islands, we … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms & Rainbows in Venice

My favourite place in the World? That’s easy… Venice. Of course, if you spend a lot of time in a place – even one as magical as Venice, like I’m fortunate to have done – you’re going to have to … Continue reading

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