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I can see you quiver with antici…..pation

For many, the joy of travelling is just getting up and going, making it up on the spot. Neither Jo or I could do that, sorry. We are detail people, well, in truth, Jo is a details person, I like to be organised so we compliment each other really well. So much joy has been … Continue reading »

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Planning our next big adventure

So in the last few days of our European holiday last year, we started discussing our “next holiday”. We wanted to re-visit parts of England and explore Scotland and Ireland; we definitely wanted to re-visit Paris but also wanted to explore the European countries along the Mediterranean Sea. But we figured we couldn’t take another … Continue reading »

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Weekend Getaway

Part of the “holiday” ritual, when possible, is a long weekend away and off the grid – necessary to re-condition the batteries and the mind. This time last year we booked a cabin at Wychwood Forest Escape An isolated cabin, in remnant rainforest, little or no phone/internet connection seems the perfect getaway. We enjoyed the … Continue reading »

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What will we be reading

I am a fast reader; Peter is a slow reader. He has chosen 4 books to read while we are away. I knew I needed a larger supply. I decided to research some novels to get me in the mood for each of our travel destinations as well as some transit reading. This is the … Continue reading »

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Planning our food destinations

Once we had the accommodation nailed, it was time to move on to deciding on museums, castles, palaces, galleries, gardens and most importantly, food destinations. Peter has already explained our planning philosophy for Paris. Seriously we are visiting a lot of patisseries. We have also thrown in most of the major tourist attractions as well … Continue reading »

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Who is our Trip Advisor?

So we had our dates and flights decided. Next job was to find and book accommodation. We like to self cater; not only does it save money, it gives us a chance to look and try local produce. Grocery shopping can be a tourist activity. We drew up a must-have list for our self catering … Continue reading »

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To run or not to run…

Early 2011, we re-started our planning. We settled on flying into Paris, spending a week discovering Paris, train through the Chunnel to London, a week in London, three weeks touring UK including Bath, Cornwall, Wales, Yorkshire and Lakes District then flying out of Manchester for a stopover in Singapore. We were all set to book … Continue reading »

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Our first mistake

So I should probably explain some of the planning that has gone into this holiday. But firstly we need to admit the big mistake we made. We first discussed taking a holiday to Europe when we were holidaying in Tasmania in 2008. In 2010, I started looking at school holiday dates, knowing that we wanted … Continue reading »

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Now as a proof of concept, this posting has been generated entirely on my iPhone. I do not intend to take this device with us but rather have an iPad2 we bought at Christmas for our travel media manager. Using an iDevice is a bit of a mode changer as there are some things they … Continue reading »

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Now I am not sure how most people approach itinerary planning but we took an approach that might be different to some. We became aware of a website that outlined best pastries and patisseries in and around Paris: We decided that there were some seriously delicious things we should try, and noticed that the … Continue reading »

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