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Mount Rainier National Park (30 June to 3 July 2022)

After spending April and May in France, we returned briefly to Australia, then together with Julie’s mother we headed to the US to visit Julie’s brother and his family, a trip almost exactly 2 years…

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Alsace (7 to 12 May 2022)

France’s oldest wine route is a 170km stretch from Marlenheim east of Strasbourg south to Thann, through the foothills of the Vosges Mountains and along the Rhine plain. Along the way are dozens of picture…

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Stevenson Trail North (28 April to 4 May 2022)

In the autumn of 1878 Robert Louis Stevenson was holed up in Le Monastier-sur-Gazielle nursing a wounded heart.  He’d had a relationship with an American woman who’d left her husband due to his infidelities and…

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Lyon (25 to 28 April 2022)

We headed to Lyon to meet up with a friend from our previous travels for 3 nights of gastronomic wonders followed by a long walk in the countryside (see next post for details of that…

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Dinan and around + Rouen (17 to 24 April 2022)

We spent six nights in Dinan.  It’s a Middle Ages town and apart from a new kitchen and bathroom, we think our apartment hadn’t changed much since then.  It was all ancient creaky floorboards, exposed…

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