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Trip: The World Part 4

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A Walk in the Park

USA | Sunday, 28 Aug 2022 | Views [6]

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK appeals to all of the senses. The bluest of skies, the smell of the pines on the cool breeze and birdsong mix together while Long’s Peak towers in the distance to over 14,000 feet. Throw in some good friends who just ... Read more >

The Cost of Admission

USA | Tuesday, 2 Aug 2022 | Views [1]

A COLORADO NON-RESIDENT FISHING LICENSE cost me more than $100—still a bargain considering the Gold Medal trout fishing here in Colorado! And even if I’ve caught only ten trout so far, when offset against the thousands of dollars in state ... Read more >

Right Back Where We Started From

USA | Thursday, 7 Jul 2022 | Views [68]

HERE WE ARE, BACK IN COLORADO, We arrived jet-lagged, dehydrated and not accustomed to the altitude, then found out we both had Covid. Don’t know whether we picked it up on the flight home from Iceland—we were masked all the way for 10-hours—... Read more >

Photos: Colorado and Arizona

USA | Saturday, 2 Jul 2022 | Photo Gallery

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A Little Reykjavik

ICELAND | Friday, 1 Jul 2022 | Views [45]

I GUESS WE JUST COULDN’T GET ENOUGH of the Arctic. We were among the first to leave the Island Princess when it docked in Southampton and rushed to catch our train to Gatwick. Since every Icelandair flight passes through Reykjavik, they actually ... Read more >

Photos: Iceland and Greenland

ICELAND | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Honnigsvag, the Top of Norway

NORWAY | Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 | Views [35]

HONNIGSVAG, WE ARE TOLD, IS THE northernmost town in Europe. It’s 306 miles north of the Arctic Circle—just over 1300 miles from the North Pole. It is also the only place on this cruise that we’ve booked an excursion—a “... Read more >

Tromsø—Land of the Midnight Sun?

NORWAY | Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 | Views [26]

I THINK IT WAS JOHN D. MAC DONALD who wondered what value we would place on a sunset if it occurred once every 20 years. Here in Tromsø where the last sunrise was on May 13, this isn’t just a random musing. There won’t be another sunset ... Read more >

North to Norway

NORWAY | Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 | Views [26]

THIS IS OUR SECOND NORWAY CRUISE—it’s really the only affordable way to see Europe’s most expensive country. Our first two ports-of-call were nothing special. Haugesund, once a mainstay of the herring fishing fleet, now makes its living ... Read more >

Photos: Norway

NORWAY | Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

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The National Gallery and Tate Britain

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 | Views [54]

WITH THE HIGH PRICES CHARGED TO VISIT English Heritage and National Trust sites around the UK, it comes as a pleasant surprise that London’s Museums are free! You can tour the British Museum, National Gallery, Royal Academy and both Tates and not ... Read more >

My Fair Lady in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 | Views [57]

WE KNOW MANY FOLKS WHO travel to London just for the theatre. It’s not why we’re here but when in Rome (or London) . . . . We’re Phantom ’d out, already seen Jersey Boys in London, couldn’t care less about Back to the ... Read more >

London . . . Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 8 Jun 2022 | Views [51]

WITH A SIGH OF RELIEF WE RETURNED the rental car at Heathrow. Our first purchase was a pair of Oyster Cards for the Underground loaded with £20. It's our ticket to ride, just swipe and go and we can travel beneath London for the next six days. ... Read more >

Photos: London

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Stonehenge and Avebury on Queen's Jubilee Weekend

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 6 Jun 2022 | Views [58]

SHREWTON IS A CUTE VILLAGE just a stone’s throw from the famous Stonehenge. The “Forge” AirBnB is about the same size as our former RV. It is neat and tidy, Jo has decorated it stylishly, everything is new and works! It’s convenient ... Read more >

Winchester Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 4 Jun 2022 | Views [28]

JANE AUSTEN IS DEAD. THIS IS OLD NEWS but good news! An old joke, too. Actually I like Jane’s novels—the films, too—but the fact remains that her remains are buried in Winchester Cathedral. Rumor has it that only three people attended ... Read more >

Photos: Around Salisbury

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 2 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Wells Cathedral and the Vicar's Close

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 1 Jun 2022 | Views [38]

WILLESLEIGH MANOR HOUSE IS OUR “poor-man’s Downton Abbey” for a few days. The 18 th Century Georgian home near Barnstaple could use some TLC but then, couldn’t we all. For us it is convenient to some interesting drives into ... Read more >

Roaming Around Poldark Country

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 29 May 2022 | Views [41]

THE ENGLISH TAKE THEIR “RIGHT TO ROAM” seriously. Well-worn public footpaths—some have been in use for more than 1000 years!—run beside busy roads, along scenic cliffs, through gates and over stiles in farmers’ fields. Signposts ... Read more >

On the Road in Cornwall

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 27 May 2022 | Views [34]

ANNEXE HIDEAWAY AIRBnB IN TRURO isn’t as central as we could wish but it is far and away one of the best—trig, tidy with all the mod/cons and just a quick shot to the A30 and the rugged scenery, ancient sites and oh-so-cute villages that ... Read more >

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