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Exploring the Burgundy region

Fields of orange, red and yellow that seem to go on forever. Prolonged skies of various shades of blue and grey with the intermittent wisp of white. Stone buildings with the occasional steeple dotting the landscape. You may even catch a glimpse of the distinctive...
My USA travel wish list

My USA travel wish list

I have had a hankering to travel to the USA for the past few years. Fortunately, I have finally convinced The Man that this should be our next “big” trip. While contemplating which states we would visit I decided to make a list of experiences that I’ve always thought...

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Travel planning and why I love it

Travel planning and why I love it

Hands up who loves planning a holiday just as much (and maybe a little more) as the actual holiday? My hand is firmly raised. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Thoughtful Travel Podcast by Amanda Kendle from Not a Ballerina (psst it’s...

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Day trip to Zermatt and Luzern

Day trip to Zermatt and Luzern

On our last 2 days in Switzerland we decided to spend one day in Zermatt (to visit the Matterhorn) and one day in Lucerne. Zermatt Zermatt is home of the Matterhorn, a peak in the Alps that straddles the Swiss and Italian border. The Matterhorn is the 10th highest...

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Swiss chocolate and cheese

Swiss chocolate and cheese

As a part of our 5 days in Switzerland, another day trip we took from Lausanne was based around swiss chocolate and cheese – what could be better than that! I had read that one of the more scenic Swiss rail trips as being aboard the Swiss Panoramic Train on the...

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Lavaux wine region and Montreux

Lavaux wine region and Montreux

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Geneva, our first stop in Switzerland and then got a little side-tracked and hadn't written about visiting the Lavaux and Montreux areas. Then this morning, while having a coffee, I noticed the travel section in The West had an...

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The best tours of Darwin

The best tours of Darwin

I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in Darwin two weeks ago and it was all about crocodiles, waterfalls and adventure tours! The firm I work for is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and to mark the occasion they flew the entire firm to Darwin for a...

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