Are you sitting comfortably?

When faced with a long-haul flight getting the right seat arrangement can make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the flight.
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US Government shut down

We can count ourselves lucky. We had just completed a road trip in California and were on our last day in San Francisco when we first came across a “closed” sign as a result of the US Government shutdown.

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Searching for flights? Empty your browser history

Searching for flights online? One recent tip I read is that you should empty your browser history.

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The ultimate US road trip

It was really Route 66 that made the American road trip possible. This is the route that gave life to the West by opening it up to the automobile and the truck - hence it is often known as 'The Mother Road'. As one who enjoys road trips in the United States, this was the ultimate - the road trip we really had to do.

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The teeming plains of Kenya

No matter how often you have seen big game in a zoo, nothing comes anywhere close to an eyeball-eye-ball encounter with a cheetah, lion or leopard in its natural environment.

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Dining differences in the USA

I am currently in the USA and having to remember my US etiquette. There are a number of things that are different on this side of the atlantic that can surprise a British diner.

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California here we come!

California is a land of amazing contrasts, great experiences and wonderful landscapes. How best do you get a flavour in ten days or a fortnight? I still think the route I took, on my first recent visit to California, takes some beating.

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