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Alaska – Too Adorable to Bear

Published on September 7th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

It was a treat beyond all expectation. There in front of us – at a safe but excellent viewing distance – loped a big black bear. Out of the shelter of the thick woods and on... Read More


Alaska – Jaw-Dropping Beauty

Published on September 5th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

A stunning wonderland awaits to be seen from a luxurious ship. I want bears, moose, mountains, glaciers, eagles, whales, salmon…and a gold nugget if possible, please. ” These were my words as I approached the shore-excursion... Read More


Europe By Train

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

On my way from Avignon to Basel via Geneva (said she humbly, but gee it looks good in print), I had a sudden epiphany. You might too if you were sitting in a spacious seat, sipping a... Read More

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France – Day 3

Published on June 16th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

Going into an ordinary French supermarket is like going into food paradise. The fresh produce is a blaze of colour and seduction, apricots and cherries are in summer season, the figs are ripe, the melons are... Read More


The Residence by Etihad

Published on June 2nd, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

This is a story for all of us who have ever boarded a plane and had to turn right to make our way down the back to row 60, or worse. We are now going to... Read More


Magical Island Time

Published on December 31st, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

I t,s been a few years since we visited Hawaii but there was a time when we visited annually, sometimes twice a year if the mood took and opportunity struck. We loved Maui in particular, especially... Read More

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