Tag Archives: A to Z Challenge

The Eiffel Tower, Paris – Bucket List Destination #1063

Rising 81 storeys above the Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower was built to form the gateway to the 1889 World’s Fair, held to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the French Revolution. Amazingly, it was originally only intended to remain … Continue reading

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Apollo/Saturn V Center, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

The list of things in which I’m fascinated is pretty extensive. But right up near the top is spaceflight. So you can imagine, my first visit to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida was a particularly special occasion. I loved … Continue reading

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Who Needs Aeroplanes?

What did you do this weekend? I spent Saturday afternoon sailing sedately around Toronto’s Harbour and Islands. Then yesterday, everything went a bit crazy! If you’ve read my first book, The Great Migration, you’ll know I was a little anxious … Continue reading

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NYC Water Towers

Water is the lifeblood of any city. It’s a means of transportation, trade and defence. Yet in modern cities the more literal sense of this statement is often forgotten. I mean, how many people even notice the countless water towers … Continue reading

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Upside Down, And Turning Blue

It may come as a surprise to some, but amusement parks are one of my favourite types of place to visit. As I revealed last year in Enough of a Good Thing, I particularly love Cedar Point in Ohio, which … Continue reading

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Alaskan Orca

I can’t believe Rich caught this on camera! An Orca breaching in Resurrection Bay, Alaska, out from Seward. Thanks to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge of Nature Animals for reminding me of this one. The A to Z Challenge has reached … Continue reading

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Some Of My Favourite Rivers

Inspiring herself with another great post about Rome today, Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?) has come up with Rivers as her Travel Theme this week. This is particularly appropriate, since the A to Z Challenge letter for the week is … Continue reading

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