Caroline Longstaffe

About the Author Caroline Longstaffe


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Returning somewhere special, Lourmarin, our village in Provence

After many months, and much persistence, dealing with the disappointment of cancelled flights and the uncertainty of COVID, we’d managed to return to England. After spending five special weeks with family and friends we were finally at the entrance to …

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA
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Crater Lake ~ the stunning finale to our American Road Trip

By day 19 of our American Road trip we’d visited seven states, marveled at the beauty of Deer Valley, and the breathtaking wonders of The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Montana, Glacier, (well almost!), The Columbia River Gorge and the Willamette Valley. …

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Whitefish, Montana, to the Willamette Valley, Oregon ~ Days 16-19 American Road Trip

Day 15: Melrose to Whitefish, Montana We were clearly not destined to return to the sun-drenched days we’d enjoyed when we’d first arrived at The Big Hole River. Being with our good friends we still had a great time and …

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Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone
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Day 7 of our American Road Trip ~ Old Faithful & other Yellowstone wonders

We spent our first night inYellowstone  at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge a 5 minute walk from Yellowstone’s most famous icon, ‘Old Faithful’. It’s more expensive to stay inside the park but it was great to be so close to …

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Day 6 of our American Road Trip ~ Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of those places that people visit and enthuse over, urging you to go there too. I’m not sure what we were expecting. I knew Yellowstone was famous for its thermal area and was obviously excited …

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American Road Trip ~The Tetons, Wyoming, Idaho & Montana

Day 5 of our American Road Trip On Day 5 we spent the morning still bedazzled by the Tetons exploring further into Grand Teton National Park The snow capped peaks of the Teton range dominated the skyline. Their reflection in …

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Our American Road Trip ~ Hiking in Grand Teton National Park

Day 4 Hiking in the Grand Teton National Park The Grand Tetons looked even more stunning on day four of our American road trip. Capped in white, they lay strung before us, the cornflower blue skies creating the perfect back …

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American Road Trip, ~ Deer Valley, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming

May 11 2021, day three of our American road trip took us from Deer Valley, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A 287 mile journey during which we went through so much contrasting scenery at times we thought we were somewhere …

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Spring blossoms in Lourmarin
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Spring in Provence, England and Lake Tahoe, California

I haven’t written a post for a while, feeling unsure during these difficult times about what people might want to read. Springtime in Provence? But then I’m not actually there, and like most people can’t even get there….. Life on …

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