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Written by Leonie Crowden (One of two winning entries in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) A desert landscape conjures images of relentless dust, gritty sand, rugged rocks, prickly cacti and crawly critters. Not the usual destination to entice the more mature traveller …

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The Travel for Seniors Writing Competition closed on July 31st. Over 100 entries were received, most of which were of publishable standard. About 10% of the entries were fictional. Our thanks to everyone who entered. The high standard of entries meant that …

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The National Trust provided us with much to appreciate during our recent short break in Devon and Cornwall – from Sir Francis Drake at Buckland Abbey to Sir Richard Acland at Killerton, and from landscaped gardens and parkland at Montacute House to the small …

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Maybe the title is a bit overdramatic? We didn’t actually experience any earthquakes during our eight days in New Zealand, but our journey, and some of the places we visited, were very much shaped by earthquakes. After flying to Christchurch following our …

A Fascinating Short Break in Liverpool – Despite the Weather!

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STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, reports on his experiences on short break in Liverpool. We had visited Liverpool briefly many years ago, but there was much we didn’t see and there has been a lot of development in the city …

 

Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 6 – Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef

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After a seven hour overnight flight from Hong Kong, we were ready for a relaxing day in Brisbane, before driving north through Queensland to Bundaberg and our Great Barrier Reef adventure. Our hire car, a Toyota Camry, was booked through Holiday Autos. I …