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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Santa Cruz Tenerife Cruise Port Information

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We visited Santa Cruz in Tenerife on our recent cruise to the Canary Islands. This post contains some useful information to make the most of your day in Santa Cruz. Where is Santa Cruz, in Tenerife? Santa Cruz is the capital and largest …

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Las Palmas Cruise Port Information

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We sailed to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria on our cruise on the Independence of the Seas. Here are a few tips to spend the day and not be too far away from the ship to ensure you are back …

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House Sitting with Lip and Shadow

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We have now been house sitting for a few years and have had some wonderful experiences. One of our favourite house sits is with Lip and Shadow in Cardiff and we have now house sat for them 6 times. Lip …

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Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise – Ports of Call Review

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We have wanted to visit Croatia for a few years now and when we found the Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise Itinerary it was perfect. It was a seven day cruise on the Thomson Celebration Cruise Ship. It would take us to …

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Thomson Celebration Cruise Ship Review

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We joined the Thomson Celebration Cruise Ship in Dubrovnik for a 7 night Adriatic Cruise. We had been recommended Thomson cruise via friends and really liked the Adriatic Affair itinerary. The cruise was visiting Croatia, Slovenia, and Albania all places …

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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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Our weekend stay at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

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We have got to know the city of Cardiff well during our times housesitting with Lip and Shadow. We decided we would venture out in our campervan and see it from a different perspective, so we booked into The Cardiff Caravan …

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Restaurant review – Riverside Wine Bar, Chepstow

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We were looking for a new place to eat in Chepstow when we came across the Riverside Wine Bar. We enjoy Tapas and Dad Bo had never tried it so we thought at 83 years old it was about time …

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Cruising from Singapore to Penang, Langkawi and Phuket on the Mariner of the Seas

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As part of the 50th birthday celebrations we decided on cruising Asia on the Mariner of the Seas cruise ship from Singapore. We have travelled to Asia previously spending a lot of time in Thailand but had not cruised this region before. We were excited …

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