Fuengirola Centro Apartment Review, Spain

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My friends and I travelled to Spain for a girls weekend of fun in the sun. Spain is only a 2 hour flight from the UK and ideal for a long weekend away. Last year we travelled to Torremolinos, this …

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What’s it like to stay in a Castle? – by Paul and Carole

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Ever wanted to stay in a castle? Well we did and have now managed to fulfill that dream. We had the opportunity to do this when our niece Samii married Joe at Clearwell Castle. We only stayed for one night but …

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Arbor City Hotel, London – Paul and Carole’s Review

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We spent 5 nights in London, the purpose of our trip was to watch Bruno Mars and the London Marathon. Our first stay was at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel as it was close to the O2 Arena. We then changed hotels and …

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Sunborn Yacht Hotel, London – Paul and Carole’s Review

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We stayed at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel for 2 nights on our recent trip to London. If you have visited our blog before you will know that we love cruising, so we were very excited to stay on a yacht …

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Chatrium Riverside Hotel Review Bangkok

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We stayed at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel in Bangkok on a bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights. The hotel is situated beside the Chao Phraya River and only 36 km from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It took about an hour on …

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Day out at Nikki Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Our hosts at Baan Sijan Hotel, Simon and Janya recommended we visit Nikki Beach, and we are so glad they did, and have now visited 3 times. Called the “Sexiest Place on Earth,” by The London Observer, Nikki Beach continues …

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Barrusclet Farmhouse, Gondrin, France – Review of our stay.

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We had been looking for somewhere to stay in France where we could have a week away to relax with our family. We found Barrusclet Farmhouse searching the internet and it seemed to have everything that the seven of us would need. Location of …

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12 Trips in 12 Months – A look back on Paul and Carole’s Year of Travel 2016

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12 Trips 12 Months – 2016 has been a really interesting year for Paul and Carole Loves to Travel, and hitting the big 50! We both work full time but have still managed to go on 12 trips. Here is …

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Paul and Carole’s Instagram Top 10 Photos of 2016

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We love travel photography and have been active on Instagram since April 2015. It is a great forum for showcasing your photography skills but also for gaining information and networking with like minded individuals. We have really enjoyed putting this post …

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Hotel Review – Riu Costa Lago Hotel, Torremolinos, Spain

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We visited Torremolinos, on the Costa Del Sol, Spain for 5 nights to celebrate my 50th Birthday and my good friend Kate’s Hen Party and we stayed at the 4 star Riu Costa Lago Hotel. We flew from East Midlands airport to …

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Hotel Review – Baan Sijan Villa Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Baan Sijan Villa Resort is one of our favourite places to stay when we visit Koh Samui, an island off the east coast of Thailand.  We had our 5th visit in February 2016. Baan Sijan is a wonderful small villa resort …

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Our stay at the Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bangrak, Koh Samui, Thailand

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We spent 3 weeks travelling around Koh Samui and our stay at the Secret Garden Beach Resort was one of our favourites. The Secret Garden has always had a good reputation for it’s food and entertainment and on our previous visits …

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel Review – is it worth the expense?

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We had been dreaming about staying at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore for many years but never could justify the expense. However, for a special big 50th birthday, we decided to blow the budget, and tick off one of …

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Jen Orchardgateway Hotel Review, Singapore

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We had just enjoyed a fantastic trip around South East Asia, including a cruise and were on our last stop before heading back home to England. We arrived at Changi Airport, after a short flight from Koh Samui, Thailand. We jumped in a …

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