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California & Hawaii
Simon Chambers
Operations Manager

I recently spent 15 nights exploring the west coast of America and Hawaii, spending time in San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Santa Monica & Los Angeles and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Starting with a two night stay in San Francisco, we travelled across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods and Sausalito. And of course a trip to San Fran is never complete without a ferry ride to Alcatraz. On a gloomy and foggy morning Alcatraz appeared out of nowhere which only added to the eeriness of this visit.

Driving the Coastal Highway 1 was unbelievable, the winding bends passing the Big Sur, Seal Beach and its iconic bridges. With vista points scattered throughout the journey, there are multiple picture perfect moments and taking the time to enjoy these was a must.

From city to beach and everything in between. A stop in the fishing town of Monterey complemented the hustle and bustle of LA, a relaxing walk along the Laguna Beach coast and a visit to San Diego Zoo. With such an array of activities and sights this was a journey to remember.

And, after this fascinating journey, and a flight to Honolulu, the opportunity to relax on Waikiki beach, snorkel at Hanauma Bay and a quick visit to the Hawaii 5-O HQ, was the perfect way to end any holiday.

MY OTHER TRAVEL JOURNEYS

Visiting Ischia
With opportunities to explore botanical gardens, relax in thermal spas, sunbath on beaches and dine on culinary delights – not to forget the award-winning wine – Ischia is a hidden retreat waiting to be explored.
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Christmas Markets 2016 - Dusseldorf, Cologne & the Drachenfel
Fred.\ Holidays team member, Simon Chambers, experienced the Christmas Markets of Germany's beautiful Dusseldorf, Cologne & the Drachenfels.
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Simon Chambers spent an incredible five days exploring the best of North America. Read all about his journey here.
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La Gomera - Hotel Jardín Tecina
The the picturesque island of La Gomera is home to the Hotel Jardín Tecina. Here Simon Chambers tells all about his idyllic holiday in this stunning resort.
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Iceland Cruise
One of the Fred.\ Holidays team took a once-in-a-lifetime cruise to the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ - Iceland. Here is what Simon Chambers discovered on this fantastic journey.
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Shamwari Safari
Simon Chambers went on one of the ultimate bucket list journeys - an African safari. Here is what he got up to on his amazing trip.
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Athens, Greece
Athens was a place that Operations Manager, Simon Chambers had always wanted to visit. Here's what he got up to during his time there.
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