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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 smile, laugh and relax after some challenging years. Its been good for the soul.  I’m amazed we…

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Yachting adventures in the Canaries

Mr P did some vital yachting holiday research for us in October… Too kind!  I was manic with work and made a passing comment suggesting he go away with his best buddy somewhere nice and leave me in peace.  I didn’t ever expect the offer to be taken up.  But it’s OK as…

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Sailing my greatest adventure

Adventure lasts a lifetime? I certainly hope so. My greatest adventure has many more years to go and many new places to visit and friends to make – it’s sailing! Life is full of many little fantastic adventures, but there is a theme in mine – the best are always near…

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Truth in quotes & pictures – the sea

Anyone that has dipped into my corner of the world wide web can’t have failed to have noticed I am slightly obsessed by the sea, it’s my happy place!  It appears I am not the only one to think this way, there is a plethora of quotes and sayings about…

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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…

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Travel Linkup – favourite things

The Sound of Music is my all-time favourite film, still – as I reach my mid-thirties!!  Imagine my delight when  Kelly, Emma and Rebecca and their lovely co-host Frankie, The Mischievous Mayfairy, announced this month’s travel link-up was about our favourite things.  Instantly I was humming the tune, followed swiftly by ‘Edelweiss’ which is my favourite.  I…

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October with Penelope and Parker

And so we say hello to November… I’m really not sure how that happened – Christmas doesn’t feel that long ago!  October was another month spent at home – I have enjoyed being based in the UK with work and spending weekends relaxing with Mr P, seeing friends and enjoying…

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Penelope and Parker in August

August – another month that went by in a blur, in fact 2015 has a bit of a theme to it it seems! As is customary, here’s my best bits! August with Penelope and Parker – blog to follow momentarily!! #sailing #summer #clipperrace #goodtimes A post shared by Travel with…

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Sailing fun and frolics – Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet …

This summer I have seized a different opportunity to travel and reminded myself always to find time for the things that make me happy. I hadn’t expected to have had the chance to get back on the water this summer – it really has been a case of every cloud…