Tag Archives: travel books

Great Tew – Britain’s Prettiest Village?

Imagine the perfect British village… A small collection of tiny cottages made of golden sandstone with stone or thatched roofs surrounding a village green. A little schoolhouse of stone with a bell on the roof. An ancient inn covered in … Continue reading

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England’s White Horses

Earlier today, I was honoured to discover that Cee has picked me as one of her Featured Bloggers for the Fun Foto Challenge this week, following my post Alaska Orca from last time! Imagine my surprise and joy. Thanks, Cee! … Continue reading

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Kennecott & McCarthy – Alaskan Ghost Towns

From the moment I first saw a photo of the abandoned copper mill in the mining ghost town of Kennecott, while planning our trip to Alaska, I knew it had to go on my Bucket List. Then I discovered it … 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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The Real First Rule of Photography… or Lost Opportunities Over London

There are any number of contenders for the First Rule Of Photography. Using the Rule of Thirds to properly compose your shot, for example. Or ensuring the correct exposure. Or something more basic, such as being careful to hold your … Continue reading

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Circles in Stone – Rollright, Avebury & Stonehenge

Great Minds Think Alike, they say. Perhaps that explains why Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?) and Sue (of A Word In Your Ear) have both come up with Round as their photo theme this week. And the A to Z … Continue reading

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