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12 hours in: Los Angeles

Sometimes the scheduling gods at work smile kindly… A project in Los Angeles, are you keen… I didn’t have to think twice! California in the spring – yes please!  And yes, the beaches in SoCal are just about as American as it gets! Whilst Los Angeles is not somewhere I would choose to visit on my own account, a business trip seemed a good chance to see it (and a nice 20k boost to the airmile stash). With an 8 hour time…

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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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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 The Inn at Cuckolds Light (amazing place – read more from me on The Lux Traveller) was exciting as we were booked in for the house special – a lobster…

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further afield

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 life and the fact that it isn’t overrun by tourists and commercial enterprise.  It isn’t necessary to look hard for homely, boutique and personal places to stay – there is…

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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 of the city to before. We stayed at The Liberty Hotel which I was actually rather disappointed with.  It was a free stay as it was on points so it wasn’t…

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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.  Hours, in fact days, went by with us chilling and staring at views! In fact the views were so good that I only read two books in ten days…  It…

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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 read my tips and recommendations about this past trip on A Luxury Travel Blog, but I’ve never shared any photos – so here’s a few flashbacks to enjoy. This was an…

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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 the bills at dinner just because I am an accountant)!  Planning 10 days in New England in June would be a simple process then? No. It was really tricky!  Perhaps I…

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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 still have 12 months to plan for and a dreamy updated bucket list? This months inspired choice of travel link up theme is about wish lists and 2015 travel plans, so I…

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