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My top 10 travel highlights of 2016

What a year 2016 has been globally.  My top 10 highlights may well sound frivolous and privileged in a year when the world has been full of sadness, unrest and nasty surprises.  But they made us…

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Weekend in Milan and Como

When I was travelling too much with work, Mr P always used to ask when he could join me for the weekend.  I always deferred as I wanted to get home from a trip…

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Flashback Friday Travel Photo Memories 13 – Garda take 2

Oh the trouble I got in for taking this action shot…  This is us in third spot, hot on the heels of 1st and 2nd place – we were flying in this race,…

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Sailing in Sardinia

As places to spend a week sailing, laughing with friends and generally relaxing and having a jolly good time go – well, it doesn’t really get much better!  Mr P and I have…

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Flashback Friday Travel Photo Memories – 4 – Lake Garda

Lake Garda is something of a Mecca for sailors – every class wants a regatta here to see what it is all about.  We’ve now been twice – probably enough sailing in my…

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The (Prosecco) merchant(s) of Venice

Venice was stunning, I hadn’t expected to enjoy our trip there quite so much, but wow!  My favourite discovery has to be that it is in the Prosecco region of Italy – something…

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When in Rome with Hilton…

In the past month I’ve had the need to stay in 3 of the 4 Hilton hotels in Rome!  I could have been braver and used another hotel group, but there is something to…