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

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Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bangrak Our Review by Paul and Carole 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 …

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

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  What is it really like to stay at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel? 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 …

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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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  Campsite Reviews – Riverside Caravan Park Stratford-upon-Avon England 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 …

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An evening out at Connolly’s Tapas Bar

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We visited Connolly’s Tapas Bar whilst we staying at the Riverside Campsite near Stratford-upon Avon. Our friends Sally and Dickie had been before and recommended a visit. The Restaurant First impressions were good, small personable restaurant with a spanish feel with decor …

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The day we were interviewed by the BBC!

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We were contacted via Twitter by Anna King a DJ who works for BBC Radio Gloucestershire, she had been following our travels and was very interested in meeting us. We were very apprehensive when Anna first contacted us, as we …

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5 things to do in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

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  Our top picks on what to do when visiting Ao Nang Thailand We have now been to Ao Nang in the Krabi Province, Thailand 4 times. It is a great place in it self, but also the gateway to …

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3 Reasons To House Sit

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We have now been housesitting for 3 years, and are thoroughly enjoying it. We belong to an excellent house sitting community called TrustedHousesitters.com who have proved to be invaluable in putting us in touch with relevant home owners. Here are our 3 reasons …

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Our first collaboration about Love and Travel

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Love and travel, two subjects close to our hearts. We were chuffed to bits to be approached by Amy and Nathan of the Two Drifters  who asked if we would be interested in being included in a post regarding Love …

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An afternoon spent wandering in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Situated in the famous Cotswold hills, surrounded by some of Gloucestershire’s most delightful countryside is the historic wool town of Painswick.  Our house sit with Harvey and Red was under a mile away so we took the opportunity to explore. Painswick was …

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3 days of fun at the Sunshine Festival

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We had been told about the Sunshine Festival by some good friends of ours and decided to give it a try, and we were really glad we did!  The festival was held over the August bank holiday weekend, and hosted both internationally …

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Sunday Lunch at the Edgemoor Inn

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Sunday Lunch at the Edgemoor Inn We had heard good reports about the Edgemoor Inn and decided to pay a visit. We were actually Housesitting in Edge, Gloucestershire at the time, staying in a wonderful property looking after 2 red setters, …

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Housesitting with Harvey and Red

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Housesitting with Harvey and Red We had previously looked after Harvey for a week last year and really enjoyed it, so we were chuffed to bits to be asked back. Since this time there has been a new addition to …

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Our day out to the Welland Steam and Country Rally

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We had a great day and evening with family and friends at the Welland Steam and Country Rally. The Rally was first started in 1964 by a handful of Steam Engine enthusiasts in Ross on Wye and in 1993 it finally …

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Springfest 2015

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Springfest is held over 3 days, and is one of the numerous events held in our home city of Gloucester, in the dock and quays area. It is an event that showcases local businesses that specialise in food, drink and …

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Food Festival Gloucester Quays 2015

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The Gloucester food festival is one of the events held every year at the docks in the city of Gloucester. We had previously attended the Springfest held here and really enjoyed it. We arranged to meet our friends and when we arrived the …

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Parrot Bar, Kalithea Avenue, Rhodes, Greece

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Parrot Bar, Kalithea Avenue Rhodes, Greece   The Parrot Bar is situated on Kalithea Avenue near to the village of Koskinou, in Rhodes. We found the Parrot Bar approximately 5 minutes walk from our hotel Castello Di Rodi.  It is …

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