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My first visit to Sorrento was 15 years ago when, by mistake, I found myself driving around the Sorrentine Peninsula and along the Amalfi Coast rather than visiting Pompeii. In those pre-sat nav days I’d taken the wrong turning somewhere …

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Cardiff has much to offer senior travellers when taking a short break, whether by themselves or with grandchildren in tow. STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, and his wife took a trip down memory lane with their granddaughter. We took our …

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Written by Jane Critchley (A highly commended runner-up entry in the Travel and Water Writing Competition.) My first lasting impression of Norway featured enormous, orange flowering jellyfish in Stavanger harbour. My second was MS Lofoten. Now the oldest of the …

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Yorkshire, England’s largest county, is a great place to visit if you are a heritage fan with both English Heritage and the National Trust having a wide range of sites. The many ruined abbeys around the county are testament to …

Passage Through Panama

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Written by Rosemary Gemmell (A highly commended runner-up entry in the Travel and Water Writing Competition.) Traversing the Panama Canal on one of the largest cruise ships to make the journey, we felt a slight frisson of apprehension as we …

 

Living the Dream on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

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Written by Julie Noble (A highly commended runner-up entry in the Travel and Water Writing Competition.) The week before we go on the boat, roads all round England are gridlocked and people wait for days to enter the Channel tunnel …