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California Travelogue Part 4 – San Diego

There is possibly no better place to end (or begin!) any tour of California than in San Diego. The southernmost city of the state, perched on the Pacific coast just north of the Mexican border, it is arguably the birthplace of … Continue reading

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California Travelogue Part 3 – Los Angeles

  City of Angels I read a great quote recently; I don’t remember exactly where – but upon investigation it is originally attributed to Canadian born American writer Saul Bellow – and it goes something like this: Whenever America tilts, … Continue reading

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Travelogue: California Part 2 – US1: Pacific Coast Highway

Everyone has heard about Route 66, but I’m here to tell you that there is another great US highway you must drive at least once in your life: US1, The Pacific Coast Highway. Hugging California’s coastline from north of San … Continue reading

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Travelogue: California Part 1 – San Francisco

‘Well that mean old, dirty ‘Frisco’ sang Eric Clapton (and Muddy Waters and Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup before him). I must admit, I felt the same way after my first hour in the city; but in all fairness that was … Continue reading

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New York Impressions

by Anthony Laverty For me foreign travel has always been a contentious issue at the best of times but it seems more so now than ever before, what with complex international relationships right across the World developing into an ever … Continue reading

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Exploring the Ancient World

Travel recommendations for the road less travelled from eminent historian, author and broadcaster Bettany Hughes . . . 1. Sparta (Greek Mainland) The prominent military city-state in ancient Laconia, on the banks of the river Eurotas, was legendary for its … Continue reading

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