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Mammoth Lakes (a.k.a. In Search of the elusive Crystal Lake)

Mammoth Lakes (a.k.a. In Search of the elusive Crystal Lake)

Scenic Highway 395

Having attended a taping of the sitcom ‘Young & Hungry’ in Los Angeles, it was time to hit the road, determined to make the most of our two full days at Mammoth Lakes. This meant one thing only … lots of hiking up mountains and around lakes! Mammoth Lakes is located in Eastern California about a five-hour drive from LA (along Highway 395) and about five hours east of San Francisco. In 2013 we had visited the Telluride in Colorado, which we loved. So we hoped that Mammoth Lakes would provide us with similar mountain wilderness experiences without having to drive to Colorado. View Post

An Afternoon at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

An Afternoon at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Not on an Empty Stomach!

After years of hearing from other people how beautiful Lake Tahoe was, we finally managed to spend two night there in May 2015 during our honeymoon road trip. We stayed at a motel in South Lake Tahoe, close to the beach and the only problem we had was deciding how best to use our one full day. Our receptionist had recommended a great place for breakfast called Bert’s Cafe that Nigel noticed was close to Emerald Bay which was one of the ‘must see’ places to visit. And so, once refuelled by what was now brunch at Bert’s Cafe, we were soon driving along the western shore of Lake Tahoe along a very scenic road, which climbed higher and higher. View Post

Quedlinburg, Germany – A Step Back In Time

Quedlinburg, Germany – A Step Back In Time

Quedlinburg, Germany – A Step Back In Time

A visit to the town of Quedlinburg, situated just north of the Harz mountains in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany, is like stepping back in time into the pages of a child’s pop-up storybook. Its narrow cobblestone streets are lined with over 1300 half-timbered houses and in 1994 the town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has had a colourful history going back as far as the 10th century when it was ruled by King Heinrich I who is credited with being the founder of medieval Germany. View Post