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Flashback Friday 41: Solent Sailing

This is the final flashback friday –  Penelope and Parker after 2 years (well actually it is 2 years and 5 days since I registered on WordPress, a little longer since I started on A Luxury Travel Blog) is now a complete record of my adventures – either as a flashback or as another post!  We bow out on the series with a fantastic weekend of sailing with friends on the Solent. Sailing does feature quite heavily in the Parker calendar…

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Flashback Friday 40 – AP:DC – Washington, my favourite city

I consider myself very lucky to have travelled to Washington 3 times with work, and even luckier to have friends that live nearby (thanks Emily for having me to stay) and family that have been fabulous tour-guides.  In my visits I have decided that Washington DC is my favourite city – thinking about it now, perhaps that is why since I have discovered Netflix I have become addicted to House of Cards… It is the only city I have ever…

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Flashback Friday Travel 39 – Jamaica

April in Jamaica was a splendid idea, I remember our trip very fondly indeed.  I must confess, I was nervous about going to Jamaica – it has a little more ‘edge’ to it than other bits of the Caribbean and Mr P had been there before when gang violence hit Kingston which is more excitement than I need.  But I am so glad we took a chance – we had a magnificent time.  I would go back in a heartbeat –…

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Flashback Friday Travel 38 – Oman

Oh – man, or ooo – man – whichever way you say it, Oman is an incredible place to visit – a stunning coastline, beautiful mountains and dunes and some incredible hotels.  We rounded off a busy year of travel in 2012 with a week in the Sultanate of Oman.  Oman, well more accurately, The Chedi hotel in Muscat, had long been on the ‘must-visit’ list.  Mr P met the Chedi team at a travel show and we were booked…

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Flashback Friday Travel 37 – Devon and Cornwall

Every May half term when I was at primary school we would go to Dartmouth for a week – we stayed just on the waterfront near to the cannon and chain ferry and the house had a lovely window seat that I used to sit at for hours watching the world and reading my books (not that they had many words in at that age)…  Not much changes really – I still thrive on holiday with a view, a good…

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Flashback Friday Travel 36 – The Cote d’Azur

It isn’t all high glamour and high prices on the Cote d’Azur – we had a fantastic week there in August 2012 and found relaxed and charming places to visit.  We did of course go off in search of the glamorous areas, and dine out fantastically on one evening – but life is all about balance.  So let me introduce you to Eze.  It is maybe 30 minutes drive from Nice airport and just look at it – perched on a rock…

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Flashback Friday Travel 35 – London 2012

The summer of 2012 is one that I look back on incredibly fondly.  Never has it been so much fun to be in the UK and even fun to be in London for work.  The country and the city had this buzz to it that I wish it had all the time and even better, the weather played ball for the best part of 6 weeks too! Sat on the underground people smiled at each other and there was mass…

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Flashback Friday Travel 34 – Anglesey adventures

Continuing through 2012 and we had many a trip to the stunning island of Anglesey – just about as far north west as you can get in Wales, attached to the mainland by 2 bridges.  We are lucky to have great friends that live there and so get to visit often (although work keeps getting in the way of plans this year) – it is a gorgeous part of the world at all times of year. Over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend…

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Flashback Friday Travel 33 – Singapore

2012 was one of those years – everything was amazing, everything seemed to be pretty darn perfect.  Not just the holidays – and there were a few – but the whole country was smiling – first for the Queen’s Jubilee and then for Olympics and Paralympics, and the sun shone too.  The UK was absolutely buzzing and it was impossible not to have a great time.  I’m looking forward to the next few iterations of my flashback series as it will…

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