John Pennekamp State Park, Florida

Established in 1963, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was the first undersea park in the United States. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and the adjacent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, cover approximately 178 nautical square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps. We had the chance to spend a couple of days exploring this wonderful place in winter (a good time to go!)

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World Aids Day: A reminder that this horrible disease is still with us

Today is World Aids Day a disease that seems to have largely forgotten in the developed world. I recently went to watch the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” which told the history of the rock group Queen and it’s front man Freddie Mercury, a big hero of mime. I remember the day I heard he died from complications from aids – I felt like […]

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Review – Dera Mandawa, Jaipur, India: A beautiful boutique hotel nestled in old world charm

Location New Mandawa House, Sansarchandra Rd, Adjoining Punjab National Bank, Jalupura, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001 T: +91 141 4037377 E: deramandawa@gmail.com During our visit we had the pleasure of staying at the Dera Mandawa,  which is conveniently located in the heart of all the action in Jaipur. Established in circa 1885 by Thakur Jait Singh Ji of Mandawa, it was built for […]

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