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Ventana - An Enchanting Resort in BIg Sur

Summary: I love Ventana. I highly recommend visiting  and exploring the landscape at Lime Kiln and Andrew Molera State Park which I've blogged about here. Please note this is #notsponsored . Yes, that means we paid our own bill! Lots of details in the following review. including a Post Ranch vs Ventana comparison.  Can you tell there's something exciting beyond this beautiful gate? There's something special about Big Sur, a magic in the light, the presence of the Pacific, the cliffs, beaches, redwood forests and the murmur of the surf. It's one of my favorite places in California. I couldn't think of anywhere else I wanted to be to celebrate turning fifty, because it's a place where there's a sense of nature, space and light and a wide horizon. We've been to Big Sur many times and for a celebration there are two fantastic hotels vying for your attention. The exclusive, modern and very private, cliff top Post Ranch Inn and on the other side of the road the …

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!