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View of Lake Tahoe from the top of Northstar, skiing in California, USA
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Skiing… but is it always fun?!

Skiing what’s not to love?, The fresh pine scented air, trees kissed with soft, white icing sugar powder. Breathtaking mountain vistas above the clouds, which literally make your heart stop. The mystical silence as you glide effortlessly down a snow …

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Celebrating Christmas, where ever you may be

Christmas is about who we are with. Celebrating together with the traditions that have become woven into our families’ celebrations. Do you, like me, think of the enchanted Christmases of your childhood, pondering upon an a world wrapped in a …

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Henry Ford's 1861 home from Springwells Michigan in Greenfield Village, Detroit, Michigan
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Stepping back in to the past at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village Michigan

Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan, is part of the Henry Ford also the home to the Henry Ford Museum and Ford Factory. It was the brain child of Henry Ford who created it to preserve the legacy of many famous historical …

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Henry Ford Museum,Dearborn, Michigan, USA
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The Henry Ford Museum – put it on your ‘bucket list’!

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan is part of what has become know as ‘The Henry Ford‘, a vast campus which includes the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village and the Ford factory, home to over 26 million artifacts.  It was constructed …

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Model T Ford,Greenfield Village, Detroit, Michigan
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Exploring the beautiful region of South East Michigan

Sometimes life take us to places that perhaps we wouldn’t have thought of visiting, and sometimes that place turns out to be a pleasant surprise! Just an hour north west of Detroit we discovered the leafy suburbs of Bloomfield Hills and …

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Carmel Beach, California
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Carmel-by-the Sea

There are some places which are breathtakingly beautiful and no matter how many times you visit, somehow, each time its natural wonder just seeps into your soul. Carmel, just 90 minutes drive south of San Francisco, on California’s Monterey Peninsular …

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Walking on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
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Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

When hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail one is following in the footsteps of many; winding your way through the sequoia and pine trees to every so often catch glimpses of Lake Tahoe glistening in the distance. Walking beside Mother Nature like this …

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The shore line of East Shore Lake Tahoe, California
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Lake Tahoe, crystal waters where the mountains touch the sky

Early morning on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, California; the breathtaking beautiful vista is utterly beguiling, Mother Nature at her finest. Gazing out across the lake your toes sink into the soft, silvery sand which circles the shoreline like …

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Streets of Downieville California, Gold Rush town on Route 49, USA
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Historic Route 49, memories of California’s Gold Rush era

I remember for my 9th birthday treat going to the cinema with my family and some friends from school who all came home for a birthday tea. In those days you actually got dressed up to go to the cinema, …

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