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California Road Trip 2010: Joshua Tree

Once we had successfully fed ourselves and negotiated our way out of LA, our first stop was Joshua Tree National Park.  I am a bit embarrassed to admit this but I had never actually seen a picture of a Joshua tree until we came upon them in the park.  They’re totally fascinating and strange and […]

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A flying visit to Los Angeles

(photo courtesy of the Virgin America website) As you read this, Neil, my mum, dad and I are heading to Death Valley after spending some time in Joshua Tree.  (NB: posts will come soon about the actual road trip!)  We planned this ages ago as a way to meet up with my parents and whilst […]

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My three best travel secrets!

I was thrilled when I received an email a couple of weeks ago inviting me to become a Travel Secrets Author on Tripbase, publisher of the free Travel Secrets e-book. The eBook series is the result of a unique collaborative project, the first of its kind to take place on the Internet.  Starting with just […]

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What I did on my trip to Philadelphia

OK, so my trip to Philadelphia obviously involved a lot more than visiting the Reading Terminal Market, checking out 10 Arts by Eric Ripert and other good eats in the city of brotherly love, right? I have to admit, I was very impressed with the lovely architecture all around the city.  Even 30th St Station […]

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Putting on the Ritz at 10 Arts (Philadelphia)

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis will know that both Neil and I are planners. Especially when it comes to travel and holidays.  So it’s very unlike me to head off to a city I have never visited with no plans. Unless it’s for work, like my recent trip to […]

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Good bites in Philly!

Ten days in Philadelphia, what to do, what to do?  Well in fact I didn’t have that much free time in between attending and presenting papers at both the International Boys’ Schools Coalition Annual Conference and the American Association of Teachers of French Annual Conference but in the little time I did have, I made […]

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