Category Archives: Travel

Canada 150 Northern Lights Show, Ottawa

On summer evenings since 2015, the imposing façade of the Canadian Parliament Building in Ottawa has been transformed into a gigantic screen 470 feet long and 30 stories high. Just after dark, crowds are wowed by a magnificent multimedia presentation … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of November

Originally posted on Jaspa's Journal:
Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot. Barrels about to roll on Cliffe High Street, Lewes Last Thursday…

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Carn Euny Ancient Village, Cornwall

Walking around the well-preserved remains of Carn Euny Ancient Village in Cornwall, it’s amazing to think it was home to ancient Britons for around 900 years, from the start of the early Iron Age (about 500BC) to the end of … Continue reading

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The Coastal Classic Train, Alaska

During my first visit to Alaska, way back in 2007, we’d planned to travel by train from Seward to Anchorage. If we had, there’s a good chance it would have made it’s way into the upcoming book about my Alaskan … Continue reading

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Juliet’s Balcony, Verona

One of the most visited places in Verona, Italy, is Casa di Giulietta, which translates as Juliet’s House. Visitors are spun a fiction that this is where the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet took place. But rather sadly, … Continue reading

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Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Maui

The Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is located in Maui’s Upcountry region, on the lower slopes of the Haleakala volcano.  At an elevation of about 4000 feet, the climate is pleasantly ideal for growing lavender. There are around 55,000 lavender plants … Continue reading

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Prague Pastels

When thinking of Prague, most people imagine dark, looming Gothic towers. But the Czech capital has a lighter side, represented by the gentle pastel colours of many of its historic buildings. Come with me on a walk through the streets … Continue reading

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