The Truth behind Elephant Exploitation and How you can Help

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Elephant exploitation is rife in Asia. On our first visit to Thailand we were sat on the beach when an elephant with his mahout came up to us, and asked if we wanted to feed the elephant bamboo shoots. We did …

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Taxis – the cost of transport in Koh Samui, Thailand

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We have now travelled to Koh Samui, Thailand 6 times and have got to know the island well. In this post we have looked at the cost of taxis and other forms of transport in Koh Samui, information that we wished we had 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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Netherlands and Norway Fjords Cruise onboard the Explorer of the Seas

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Every year we try and spend a quality week with our Dad’s, Bo and John and go on a cruise. We joined the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Explorer of the Seas ship in Southampton for an 8 night Netherlands and Norway …

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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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Bath Marina and Caravan Park Review

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One of our favourite things to do is to jump in our camper van and get away for the weekend. A group of us enjoy going away together and this time we headed off for a 2 night stay at …

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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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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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