Monthly Archives: December 2012

Travel theme: New

There’s something quite wonderful about the start of a new year. Around the world customs have developed to drive away the bad spirits of the old year and make way for the good times up ahead. We call upon the … Continue reading

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My favourite Christmas tree

I’ve seen all manner of impressive Christmas trees this year, from tall and theatrical to small and sweet. Fir, pine, spruce and artificial; some of them elegantly dressed in all white or blue and silver; others a delightful jumble of … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Festive

After my recent excursions to Candy Cane Lane and Gingerbread Village, I couldn’t help but choose ‘festive’ as this week’s theme. I love how the word ‘festive’ sounds when spoken aloud; it has a deliciously rich, full-bodied mouth-feel like a … Continue reading

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Not your granny’s gingerbread house

Gingerbread houses are the stuff of fairy tales, so how fitting that Seattle’s 20th Annual Gingerbread Village chose the theme “Once Upon a Time”. Fresh from my walk along Candy Cane Lane, I couldn’t resist a visit to Gingerbread Village … Continue reading

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Candy Cane Lane

If you’re in Seattle and in need of some holiday cheer, take a walk along Candy Cane Lane. Park Road Northeast, as Candy Cane Lane is called the rest of the year, has been dazzling Seattlites for over 60 years, … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Transportation

Transportation is an integral part of travel and whatever mode of transport you choose will affect your experience of the journey. Take a horseback ride along a beach and then do the same journey on a dune buggy if you … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 14.2 – Gold, Diamonds and Sinking Freeways

In preparation for our trip from Moab to Kanab I had consulted several travel guides and all of them, without exception, had extolled the beauty of Highway 12. The only mention of Highway 24 I’d found, however, was as the … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 14.1 – Arches and Voyeuristic Grasshoppers

I woke up to a hammering sound, shot stock upright in my sleeping bag and hit the side of the tent with my face. I’d forgotten I was camping, so when the canvas hit my face I recoiled with such … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Circles

If you’ve been following my road trip adventures, you’re probably aware I’ve spent the last couple of months lapping the US and driving around in circles, so I thought I’d pay homage to all things circular for this week’s travel … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 13 – Downpours and Curry

The next morning started off wobbly. We replenished the ice in the coolers and packed them in the pickup, along with our overnight bags and laptops, but just when I thought we were ready to hit the road, Jill began … Continue reading

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