Guides

Guides

San Francisco

San Francisco, one of the most evocative of US cities. Now very expensive to live there and a favourite hangout of the tech crowd causing further gentrification, its desirability is never the less right up there, and it’s still a great place to visit. The city is split into neighborhoods, down by the waterfront Fisherman’s Wharf […]

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Hawaii

While the Hawaiian Islands are now very americanised they still have a charm of their own and there are many beautiful places to go there. You can choose to visit one island or a number of them. There are 8 main islands, created by the mid Pacific ocean volcanic hotspot they sit above. The islands […]

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Côte d’Azur

The legendary Côte d’Azur is now built up along most of its length but often the towns and villages are still beautiful and there are still pockets of nature to be found. Most overseas visitors will arrive at Nice Airport, though some come by train from the West or North, or across the border from […]

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Paris

There are some sights of Paris that whether you are on your first visit, or have been there many times it is good to see. The Champs Elysees, Arc de Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Sacre Couer, Louvre are all locations that are integral parts of Paris and can be enjoyed over and over. While you can […]

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Azores

The Azores, situated far out in the Atlantic Ocean, are volcanic islands with beautiful landscapes to walk in and ocean activities such as whale and dolphin watching for alternative days. Flights to the Azores generally come from Portugal or the US. There are a few that come directly from the UK if you are based […]

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Venice

Beautiful Venice, what can we say that hasn’t been said many times before? It is still gorgeous, still unique, still photogenic and doesn’t even smell these days. Best viewed outside peak holiday times when the crowds thin a little, and best viewed from out on the water where you can breathe the sea air. The summer […]

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Interrail France

Many years had passed since my interrailing holidays in my twenties. What I remembered about them was the intense feeling of freedom at being able to travel at will across many of the countries of Western Europe. In some situations we had roughed it – like sleeping on the beach in Sardinia, or outside Barcelona […]

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