It was about a year ago that the dreams we shared about seeing more of the world started turning into a proper plan. There we were: two empty-nesters; with four daughters between us, all of whom were capable of fending for themselves. We had the ability to work in a flexible way, and some savings … More An incredible year of travels…so what’s next?
A trip across the Canadian Rockies by train was one of the first things on our whiteboard when we were planning our ‘big trip’. And it ended up being the first thing we booked, alongside our round the world flight ticket. We were also aware that this was an experience that features very highly for … More The view from carriage 11: Rocky Mountaineer review
There has been so much to take in over our first five days. But some things have come as a surprise. Here’s our rundown .. 1) Airline food can be OK. Nice teryaki chicken on Virgin Atlantic Heathrow to Chicago. 2) Kamloops–the landscape either side of Kamloops on the route on the Rocky Mountaineer was … More Top ten surprises from our first five days
Today we did the 285-mile run from Kamloops which is in a semi-arid desert into Vancouver. The first 100 miles or so were through the dry landscape, where rainfall is only 25cm per year. It was truly remarkable scenery and we were seeing eagles and long-horned sheep throughout that stretch. Here are a few highlights … More Photo essay: Rocky Mountaineer Day 2
We completed the 300-mile Banff-Kamloops leg of our Rocky Mountaineer trip today. It was simply stunning and the weather was wonderful. Here are a few photographic highlights …
Cue Earth, Wind and Fire. Start digging out the knee-high, brown suede boots. Think about ordering logs for the wood burner, and sourcing those warming, home made soup recipes.Those are the kind of things I’ve always thought about at this time of year. But I only realised the other day that, for the first time … More Another kind of autumn…
Psssst. Got a minute? I need to do something that I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I accept that it might be of *slightly* more interest if you’re a female, rather than a male reader…..but with the range of male “grooming” products on the market today, you can never really be sure, can you? … More Girl talk. (Kind of)