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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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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Travel tips from the over 40’s

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Travel tips from the over 40’s One of the most surprising and rewarding things that we have discovered since we joined the world of travel blogging is connecting with like minded people around the world. At first it appeared that …

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Drinks packages – do they save you money on a cruise?

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Every year we go on holiday with our Dads on a cruise. Most cruise lines now give passengers the option of purchasing a drinks package. Those of you that know us, know that we do enjoy a drink or two! The …

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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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4 things we have learnt in our first 6 months of travel blogging

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After much thought and deliberation, we decided to start blogging and our travel blog was born six months ago. It has been such a huge learning curve, which is why we have decided to put this post together. We hope …

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Travel Bloggers Top Tips

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Travel bloggers top tips and advice Eatsleeplovetravel have put together this collaborative post regarding tips and advice for travelling. Ourselves and other travel bloggers were asked – ‘What is the best piece of travel advice you have ever received?’ This what we …

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Restaurant Review – Marinades Caribbean Restaurant, Cheltenham

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We were out in Cheltenham and decided that we fancied some caribbean food, we had previously eaten at Turtle Bay Restaurant which we had enjoyed, however, a friend had recommended that we try Marinades Caribbean Restaurant. On their website it stated that they …

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Our weekend staying at the Riverside Caravan Park, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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This was our first time staying at the Riverside Caravan Park near Stratford-upon-Avon. We were looking forward to spending sometime in Warwickshire, a county in England that we had not visited before. Our friends Dick and Sal had stayed here …

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