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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…

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Foodie delights in Maine

Lobster is plentiful in Maine, but look beyond the lobster and there is an incredible choice of dining for visiting foodies.  We found a few treasures that I would recommend whole-heartedly.  But first to the lobster… Surprisingly enough, I had never had lobster, and so our first night staying at…

hotel review

Staying in Maine – room at the inn

Maine is a gorgeous US state – the little corner of it we’ve seen so far certainly is.  Something of it that reminds me of Cornwall which is one of my favourite places.  Not necessarily the sights and sounds (or the enormous scale of it), but more its pace of…

city break

Jet-lagged in Boston

Boston is a gorgeous city to visit and the obvious jumping off point for any visit to New England.  We’ve spent a few days here before so at the start of our trip to Maine we chose to stay overnight, lose the jet lag whilst pottering, and see some other parts…

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Instagraming Boston and Maine

We are back in the real world after our amazing trip to America, visiting Maine for the first time as well as a whistle stop re-visit of Boston – we had an itinerary full of gorgeous views and luxury yet personal accommodation.  A real chance to zone out and reconnect.…

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Flashback Friday Travel 30 – East Coast Road Trip

As you may already have read, we are shortly heading back to see a new piece of the East Coast of the USA – beautiful Maine – I thought it was apt to share memories as part of FBF of the last time we visited the east coast.  You can…

luxury travel

Unwinding in New England – our itinerary

We are on the countdown to our holiday now!  May rattled past and here we are just a few (long) working days from some unwind and chill out time!  I am known by many as the ‘Anna-planna’ – I revel in planning anything (but HATE being left to divide up…

cornwall

Where to in 2015?

Strangely for us, we haven’t made many plans for 2015 yet.  2014 was an epic year of travel – 39 flights including visits with Mr P to UAE, Dubai, Venice, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Sardinia, Greece and Vienna….  We’ve no plans to keep up that pace this year, but we…

business travel

Living the #spglife in the US!

In the UK there aren’t many Starwood properties, but on a recent business trip to the States I was hard pushed to find anything but.  Value wise they also sit surprisingly well, compared to other business-style hotels.  Given I was on the move pretty much every day on my trip,…