Paul and Carole’s Year of Travel 2018

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Paul and Carole’s Year of Travel 2018 A year older and a year wiser! To be honest we did not have the best start to 2018, we were thrown a real curve ball with some health issues. However, reflecting on …

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Beachside Holiday Park Review Hayle Cornwall

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Beachside Holiday Park Review Hayle, Cornwall We were invited by are good friends Tony and Tina to spend my birthday weekend at the Beachside Holiday Park. They have been visiting this park for many years and had always sung it’s …

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An afternoon spent wandering in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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An afternoon wandering around Painswick in Gloucestershire 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 …

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Balmoral Cruise Ship Day Visit

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Fred Olsen Cruise Line and the Balmoral Cruise Ship Our Day visit by Paul and Carole The cruise industry is growing at an alarming rate and focus is mostly on what is new and exciting. Cruise ships are getting bigger …

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Sofitel Hotel London Gatwick Airport Review

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Sofitel Hotel  London Gatwick Airport  Review We had an early morning flight from Gatwick Airport before we embarked on our Caribbean Cruise on the MSC Opera, so decided to stay near the airport the night before. There were two in …

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2017 – The Year Paul and Carole travelled to Mars!

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2017 The Year Paul and Carole travelled to Mars! Last year we published a post called 12 Trips in 12 Months showing our adventures of 2016. Now that we are coming to the end of 2017 we have put together …

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Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone Hotel Review

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Premier Inn Hotel Sandling Maidstone, Kent, England.   Hotel Review by Paul and Carole   We booked the Premier Inn Sandling to visit relatives who live in Larkfield, Kent. They had recommended this particular Premier Inn due to its location right …

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Campsite Review – South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park by Paul and Carole

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South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park Our Review One of our favourite things to do is to jump in our camper van and explore somewhere new. We had not visited the south coast of England for a long time so …

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Our stay at Clearwell Castle – by Paul and Carole

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  Our stay at Clearwell Castle by Paul and Carole Ever wanted to stay in a castle? Well we did and have now managed to fulfill that dream. We had the opportunity to do this when our niece Samii married …

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Arbor City Hotel, London – Paul and Carole’s Review

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Arbor City Hotel London Paul and Carole’s Review   We spent 5 nights in London, the purpose of our trip was to watch Bruno Mars and the London Marathon. Our first stay was at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel as it …

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Sunborn Yacht Hotel, London – Paul and Carole’s Review

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  Sunborn Yacht Hotel, London Paul and Carole’s Review We stayed at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel for 2 nights on our recent trip to London. If you have visited our blog before you will know that we love cruising, so …

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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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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 we headed …

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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. This is what social media is …

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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 …

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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 before. …

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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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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. House sitting can be a …

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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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House sit in Abbeymead Gloucester with Darcey, Missy and Yoshi

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We were asked to house sit in Abbeymead in Gloucester, to look after two dogs and a bearded dragon. The Pets ​ Darcey and Missy two adorable border collies and a bearded dragon called Yoshi. Both dogs loved playing with the football …

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House sitting in Cheltenham with Jasmine and Puddles

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House sitting in Cheltenham with Jasmine and Puddles We were asked to spend two weeks house sitting in Cheltenham looking after Puddles and Jasmine. The Pets During our house sitting in Cheltenham, we looked after 2 lovely dogs called Puddles …

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House Sitting in Eastnor, Herefordshire, with Asta

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House Sitting in Eastnor, Herefordshire, with Asta We spent just under a week house sitting in Eastnor, Herefordshire and looking after Asta. The Pet Asta is a Parson Jack Russell puppy who was 10 months old.  She still needing a lot of …

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Stone End Farm Camping Review, Coarse, Gloucestershire

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Campsite Reviews Stone End Farm Coarse, Gloucestershire, England We have now had 2 lovely weekends in our Camper Van at Stone End Farm. It is within the village of Corse in rural North West Gloucestershire about 8 miles from our …

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Our review of the Turtle Bay Restaurant, Cheltenham

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Turtle Bay Restaurant, Cheltenham Our Review After having the best Jerk sauce we have ever had at the Bikini Bar in Lamai, Koh Samui, Thailand, we decided to see if the Turtle Bay Restaurant in Cheltenham was up to the …

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