Tag Archives: nature

Travel theme: Clean

I’ve just been catching up on the week’s news and I audibly (and, it turns out, appropriately) gasped when I read this article in The Guardian about Beijing’s pollution crisis and canned air – or the alternative, bagged mountain air as … Continue reading

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View from the Orange Grove

What comes to mind when you think of Rome? Spectacular art, ancient ruins, palaces and fountains top the list, but for me, my abiding memory of Rome will be of oranges. My friend Karen invited me to stay with her … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Yellow

I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning when I woke up to clear skies and an unfamiliar yellow sphere shining down on this little patch of the planet. It feels like an eternity since I last saw sunshine so it … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Birds

After celebrating the king of all birds yesterday at the Wren Festival, I feel it only fair to give a nod to some other feathered friends, so here are a few fabulous birds I’ve spotted on my travels. This chirpy … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Winter

Brr, it’s getting cold outside and Jack Frost is nipping at my toes, so while I snuggle up with a big steaming glass of mulled wine, I’m thinking of winter and all the things I associate with the season. Winter … Continue reading

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The Great Volcano Road Trip Part 8 – Narada Falls and Rainier

Follow the road trip from the beginning here. We wound along the road to Longmire; a way peppered with waterfalls begging to be explored. Our first stop was at Narada Falls; a stunning spot where the Paradise River cascades into … Continue reading

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The Great Volcano Road Trip Part 7 – Reflections, Paradise & Prescient Rangers

Follow the road trip from the beginning here. It was with a sense of anticipation that Jo and I sprang into action upon rising. The weather forecasters had promised us a clear, sunny day to explore Mount Rainier but the … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Sky

That crazy in flight video has got me longing to hop on a plane right now, but in the meantime, I can appease my yearning to take to the skies with a few sky-centric photos. I can’t think of a … Continue reading

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The Great Volcano Road Trip Part 6 – Bat Cave and Dog Lake

Refreshed after a lazy hour in the sun by Bumping Lake, we set off once more along the loop back towards Mount Rainier. We stopped for a quick amble at Sawmill Flats Interpretive Trail; a gentle meander through Ponderosa pines … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Short

There are so many wonderful things to experience in this world and never enough time to do them all. The week has slipped away from me and I find myself ridiculously short on time, so I’m dedicating this week’s theme to … Continue reading

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