Are you like me and long for the moment you can travel again? As I sit here thinking about what I want and need from a destination when we are finally able to travel out of the UK, my mind turns immediately to Thailand - the love I have for the country (now). I didn't … Continue reading Oh The Places You Shall Go!
Who knew that it would all start with a small glass of red wine, over a family dinner, at the end of a working week. That looking at my husband as he slurred his words, so unusual for him, would be the signal for our little family to be assaulted by Covid-19. Initially, I simply … Continue reading Side Swiped By Covid -19 Pneumonia and Surviving
I was thinking about this subject this morning. Some people I know are enjoying the time spent at home - they've brought their work into the place they love to be most, their family are home and they enjoy spending time with themselves indoors. Someone said to me 'I like my own company, so being … Continue reading Why Is Relaxation Fearful For Some During Our Global Crisis
I'm sitting here in my bedroom, readying myself to write this article about a short stay in Las Vegas, a trip to the Hoover Dam and what it meant to me to finally gaze across the Grand Canyon. My head is just beginning to get around the fact that although on one level, life remains … Continue reading Isn’t It Ironic… Don’t You Think
The other week I was in Switzerland, sitting at a train station - suitcase by my side and phone in hand. As I sent a message to let someone know where I was, my phone died. I only had one thing to mind and fortunately it was the address of where I was meant to … Continue reading How Travel Has Helped Me Deal With Uncertainty.
Our californian coastline adventure was coming to an end... Part of its purpose was for Vin to visit Alcatraz. Fulfil my desire to drive Highway 1, enjoy and explore the sights of the shoreline as we galloped down it. Normally I like slow travel but my beating heart was nestled in Los Angeles with our … Continue reading A Magical Stay in Los Angeles
It was dark as we drove into town. All I could see were two huge towers looming above, in the skyline. In my mind, right then, I had decided the next day we would move on swiftly and sharpish. We'd driven Big Sur. Looked out over rolling surf, crashing waves and found ourselves in a … Continue reading Our Californian Coastline Adventure. Part 2. Morro Bay
"Amtrak or coastal road. Which one would you prefer?" I'd asked Vince before leaving the UK. Previously we'd travelled from San Francisco to New York on the Californian Zeypher. Trundling across the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Meandering alongside the Colorado River & stopping at various locations enroute. It had been one of the most enjoyable … Continue reading Our Californian Coastline Adventure. Part 1
The one sure-fire thing Vince wanted to do, when we were on our Coastal, California Self Drive Adventure, was visit Alcatraz. It had been 13 years since we last stood on the Bay, only to discover it closed for Fleet Week. This time he was determined to get up close and personal with somewhere he'd … Continue reading Visit Alcatraz In Winter & Avoid The Crowds
My son is living and working out in Los Angeles for Cirque du Soleil. He's performing as a hoop diver in their hit show 'Volta.' Connor residing in Los Angeles seemed to offer the perfect opportunity to bring the dream of a californian road trip to life, watch him perform for the biggest circus act … Continue reading A Bucket List Adventure In California, USA