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Travel writing and photography. I love reading about travel, and I also love reading about trips I've been on! #anyexcusetotravel

Any Excuse to Travel
2019 Grateful 47: Made in America

2019 Grateful 46: Made in America

Wandering around Williams AZ shortly after 8 am on a Friday morning, I spotted a rare sight. A man smoking. It was such a novelty that I went to join him. We’d been stateside a week and he wa…

Off the grid in Slab City CA

Off the grid in Slab City CA

The snowbirds who gravitate to Slab City in the Sonoran Desert in California are not your usual run-of-the-mill types that have condos in the Coachella Valley. But snowbirds, those looking to escap…

Casa Grande Ruins, Coolidge, AZ Amazing place in the desert #casagrande #nativeamericanarchitecture #nativeamericanengineering #nationalmonument

Casa Grande Ruins, Coolidge, AZ

The desert never fails to conjure up images of Western movies. I expect to see Indians in full battle regalia on horseback on each ridge, and spot the dust plume kicked up by cowboys, with lariats …

Tucson Arizona – a city to revisit #tuscon #arizona

Tucson Arizona – a city to revisit

I fell for Tucson Arizona. I didn’t have nearly enough time there but it was long enough to know that of all the cities I’ve visited this trip, this is one I want to get to know better.…

Sunrise on the beach, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand. Beautiful, laid back and not yet spoiled by tourism. Follow the link for more pictures and story.

Invisible

Sunrise on the beach, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand. Beautiful, laid back and not yet spoiled by tourism. Follow the link for more pictures and story.

Chilling in Chang Rai: Some of the most impressive temples in Thailand are here in this Northern city. This huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy sits on a hill outside the city. Very impressive and worth visiting.

Invisible

Chilling in Chang Rai: Some of the most impressive temples in Thailand are here in this Northern city. This huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy sits on a hill outside the city. Very impressive and worth visiting.

Chilling in Chang Rai: Some of the most impressive temples in Thailand are here in this Northern city. This huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy sits on a hill outside the city. Very impressive and worth visiting.

Invisible

Chilling in Chang Rai: Some of the most impressive temples in Thailand are here in this Northern city. This huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy sits on a hill outside the city. Very impressive and worth visiting.

Travel books and tour guides

Travel books and tour guides | Unpacking My Bottom Drawer

Plenty has been written about the differences between tourists and travellers. I’m usually a traveller and very occasionally a tourist – and yes, it definitely depends on who I’m with. I’m not a great fan of guide books that give me the Top 10 things to see and do, all neatly packaged. Such lists come …

Staying local at Kanyári sziget

Staying local at Kányavári sziget

We dream of islands in the sun. Exotic places where we can get away from it all. We spend hundreds if not thousands of whatevers getting there and then come home full of the experience. Too often, …

Magical forests and healing water in Slovenia

Magical forests and healing water in Slovenia

Dubrovnik is a city in Croatia. Dobrovnik is a village in Slovenia. Both have their attractions but Dobrovnik is really special. Magical even. I don’t think I’ll ever grow up. Not reall…

Happiness is...

Happiness is... | Unpacking My Bottom Drawer

In a workshop last week, one of the participants gave a presentation on being happy. They spoke of how being grateful for the simple things in life can make us happier, as we’re busy concentrating on all that is well with us rather than focusing on what is not so good. And they had a …

Ireland brags about it's scenery, culture, music, and rightly so. But it's the people and the banter that does it for me.

Banter and blogs from Killarney

Brag about Irish scenery, whiskey, or music. Wrap up Ireland in culture, prose, or poetry. Colour it in 40 shades of green or 50 shades of rain. For me what sells the place is the banter. I’…

I’m generally quite positive, upbeat even. Except when I’m tired. Or hungry. Or feeling ill. Then I can’t stand to be with myself let alone socialise with others. I retreat inwards. Any attempt to boost my mood or chivvy me back to normalcy is met with an almost childlike churlishness that borders on embarrassing. My …

Rovinj – another Istrian gem

I’m generally quite positive, upbeat even. Except when I’m tired. Or hungry. Or feeling ill. Then I can’t stand to be with myself let alone socialise with others. I retreat inwards. Any attempt to …

impala herd

South Africa – Any Excuse to Travel

Posts about South Africa written by Mary Murphy

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