Postcard From… Tuscany

Welcome to the latest edition of my “Postcard From…” feature, where I satiate (or inflame) my wanderlust by chatting to someone who’s been on a trip recently. Exploring the world through the eyes of others! If you’ve been somewhere interesting and want to appear on this feature, I’d love to…

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Postcard From… New Zealand

Welcome to the latest edition to my “Postcard From” feature. Remember, if you would like to take part just drop me an email – eluxton@hotmail.co.uk. I’d love to hear from anyone who has taken a trip recently! This week, I’ve been chatting to Samuel Claxton about his travels. Sam is…

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Morocco – Photos From the Souqs

Because I miss Morocco, and because my good pal Sam Larner has kindly re-touched all of my photos from the souqs and Djemma el Fna in Marrakech, I thought I’d create an album with all the photos I took. Some of these have been used on the blog before, but…

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Postcard From… Barcelona

Welcome to my new feature! As I don’t have any more travel plans for the near future, I thought it might satiate my wanderlust to hear from people who have recently been or are currently abroad. If you’ve been somewhere interesting recently and want to appear on this feature, drop…

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Disneyland Paris – Day Five – Magical Meetings

Walt Disney Studios Paris

The greatest parts of a Disneyland® Paris holiday are the TV-perfect magical moments on offer. Like kids young enough to still believe in magic meeting their heroes, their happy faces full of wonder and excitement. The swarms of young girls waiting to meet Princesses at their pavilion in Fantasy Land,…

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Disneyland Paris – Day Four – Disney Dreams

Disney seem to find something to celebrate every year, providing a brand new marketing opportunity as well as making each trip to a Disney park unique. I’ve helped Disney World, Florida celebrate the Millennium in January 2000 and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Disney theme park franchise in 2005, I’ve…

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Day Four – A Very Rainy Day in Paris

Cafe in Paris

Thursday 7th June 2012 “Which way now?” “I don’t know! Um, left? Try left.” At that moment, the driver of the car to our right decided that he would also like to go left, and proceed to jam his Renault into to the two foot gap between our bonnet and…

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Disneyland Paris – Day Three- Walt Disney Studios

Family in Disneyland

May this special place stir our own memories of the past, and our dreams of the future. —Michael D. Eisner, March 16, 2002 Walt Disney Studios still feels like a brand new addition to Disneyland® Paris, but it was actually opened a decade ago to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of…

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Disneyland Paris – Day Two – Parade Politics

Fairies in the Disneyland Parade

Tuesday 5th June 2012 She was so close I could feel her breath on my arm. The small Asian women had hovered nearby, watching, waiting and edging ever closer like some tiny vulture, until finally a gap broke in our midst. At that moment she had slipped into our group…

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Disneyland Paris – Day One

I have an abnormally large, crazy and very close-knit family. Last week, Disneyland Paris played host to a jumbled and eclectic family reunion. My dad and his girlfriend, my two younger brothers, my three sisters, their partners (and one of their partner’s mums), my five nephews and my ten month…

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