An absolutely wonderful trip to Japan in the first two weeks of April 2023, Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka being the main cities. a wonderful country where the people are so respectful and dignified, friendly and courteous and to be honest the country is miles ahead of the UK in most aspects. Having been to China Japan pips it to the post due to the friendliness of the people, their excitement in helping you and to welcome you to their country, unlike china where they are a little afraid of talking to you incase they might be arrested for some reason, albeit over 10 years ago when we visited China. I would recommend Japan, beautiful, elegant and so friendly to anyone.
"I love to travel the world and myself and Lane have been to some superb places in the past 15 years or so. I always get inspired by the journeys we have made, my favourite place is and always will be North America. America has always took priority over other countries visited like China, Thailand, Kenya, Egypt etc but now Trump has gone, done and dusted and Coronavirus is on the way out we will certainly be returning back to the states to do more Holiday tours. Hey Ho. I have missed our tour manager Tim Boaler . As soon as the Pandemic has disappeared we will return to the states and in particular Memphis and New Orleans.
Our Jaunt (in August 2015) around the world was Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, the Land of Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Tupelo, New Orleans, Chattanooga and Vicksburg. This is definitely one of the best tours we have done in the past 10 or so years. Getting to grips with the civil rights movement and the history of Dr Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley the King himself?, BB King and the list goes on and on.
The music was tremendous especially in Jerry Lee Lewis and BB Kings Blues clubs in Memphis. A visit to the Memphis Gibson Factory where ES 335s are made just topped it all for me. A steam boat ride down the New Orleans stretch of the Mississippi was a great experience to a great city. Met some great people on the way the tour group were truly the best. John Carter Cash (Johnny Cash's son with June Carter) and Robert Duval who looks great at 84 and Billy Bob Thornton both at the Grand Ole Oprey. Played some great venues whilst over there, the Tupelo Hardware Store and Rock City between Nashville and Chattanooga.
General Photos of our various trips, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco, LA, Denver, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon, San Diego, New York, 2003, 2006 and 2009
Egypt, Jordan, Thailand, China (Beijing, Xian, Shanghai). Rome, Florence, Siena, Sorrento, Pompeii, San Moreno, Athens, Kenya, Madera, Munich, Saltsburg, Budapest, Prague.
Christmas 2016, Peldhu Cornwall
Around the Spanish side of the Med and down to Ceuta North Africa, a wonderful chill out week followed by a few days in Krakow Poland
The West Indies 2018
When I find time I will publish more photos of our several years of cruising as well. Since we started world touring in 2004 we have visited some fine places most of which sadly now are struck by terrorism of some sort of another, the last place I want to see and then I will be very content with the travel experiences we have had is Japan. 2018 however was the Caribbean and will be followed again by the west side of the Mediterranean later in the year.
Sun Bridgetown - BARBADOS
Mon Castries - ST. LUCIA
Tue Pointe a Pitre - GUADELOUPE
Wed St. Thomas - ANTIGUA
Thu San Juan - PUERTO RICO
Fri Fort de France - MARTINQUE
Sat St. George's - GRENADA
Sun Bridgetown - BARBADOS
Mon At Sea
Tue Road Town* - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TORTOLA
Wed Philipsburg - ST. MAARTEN
Thu Basseterre - ST. KITTS
Fri St. John's - ANTIGUA
Sat Kingstown -ST. VINCENT AND THE GRANADINES
Bridgetown - BARBADOS
Another Cruise around the MED In August did us the world of good. Palma, Corsica, Sicily, Italy (Sorrento. Rome) and the weather was superb.
Another wonderful Christmas in Cornwall in little Peverick near Padstow
Our Jaunt in 2019 took us to Jamaica, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. Superb Tour so sorry to come back to our traumatic landscape here in the UK.
Well its 2022, August and we ventured outside of the country for the first time since 2019. we made our way through France and Switzerland to Lake Como, Lagarno and Maggiore, Milan and St Moritz, a superb time had by one and all. After several conversations in France and Italy it was amazing how they both think how stupid the UK electorate were for voting for Brexit. I must admit Dover was an absolute Joke trying to get out and trying to get back in to this God forsaken land of right wing gullible imbeciles.