Bath Marina and Caravan Park Review

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  Campsite Review Bath Marina and Caravan Park   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 …

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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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Santa Cruz Tenerife Cruise Port Information 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 …

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Las Palmas Cruise Port Information

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Las Palmas Cruise Port Information 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 …

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Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise – Ports of Call Review

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  Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise Ports of Call Review   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 …

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Thomson Celebration Cruise Ship Review

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  Marella Celebration Cruise Ship Our Review Please note – in October 2017 Thomson cruises re branded as Marella Cruises part of the TUI group. This ship is now known as the Marella Celebration Cruse Ship. We joined the Marella …

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Hotel Review – Riu Costa Lago Hotel, Torremolinos, Spain

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  Hotel Review Riu Costa Lago Hotel, Torremolinos, Spain 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 …

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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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  Cruising Asia on the Mariner of the Seas 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 …

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

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Hotel Review Baan Sijan Villa Resort Koh Samui, Thailand   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 …

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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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Drinks Packages Do they save you Money on a Cruise 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, …

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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 special …

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Jen Orchardgateway Hotel Review Singapore

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Jen Orchardgateway Hotel Review Singapore 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, …

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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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