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Big Sur - Hiking Andrew Molera State Park

One of the great delights of living in the Bay Area is the proximity to the natural beauty of California and it's hard to beat the stunning drive down Highway One to Big Sur. This is certainly one of the iconic American road trips, but for me the joy of being in the area is getting out of your car and hitting a trail, so you can be "in" the landscape rather than just looking at it from the asphalt. 

You Have to Start Somewhere...

You have to start somewhere and so this will have to do.

What is a suitable introduction, not grandiose, not smug, not boring? The very act of chattering into a vacuum may be all of the above, but I'm going to give it a go.

Primarily a travel blog; where we've been, what we suggest, what we liked. 
I keep reinventing the wheel when friends ask me, where to search for the best airfare, what to do in Rome, where to go in Rajasthan or when to use their airline miles? So I want to put together some of the resources I use to make our travel decisions, along with trip reports, opinion and random cogitations. Hopefully it will be helpful, but at the very least it will force me to organize my links, resources, memories and occasional bright ideas. I'll be forced to sort through those photos I've been meaning to get to and to document the what, where, when and why of our travels.

About me...
Born in Dublin, raised in Nigeria, Egypt and the UK. I have also lived in Namibia, Zimbabwe and California. Anytime I think I'm well travelled I meet someone who has seen so much more of the world, those lucky travelers who've been to the endless list of  places I'd like to go;  Madagascar,  Nova Scotia, Hungary, Bangladesh, Benin, Uruguay, Ethiopia, Syria or  Kansas City.

I'm interested in going almost anywhere. I thought it was a good idea to go to Iran in the middle of summer, right after the invasion of Iraq. Luckily I have a husband who wanted to go too!

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."                                                  
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland  

Let me know what you think and do share any of the places you love too?


Anonymous said…
Charming, charming, charming! So interesting and sl well-written. Keep it coming, well-traveled-Brit!
Thanks for the encouragement, much appreciated!