Reasons why you should consider a Cruise Holiday

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Reasons Why You Should Consider A Cruise Holiday by Paul and Carole My love for a cruise holiday began over 30 years ago when I had the opportunity to work as a nurse on Celebrity Cruises, however it took me …

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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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Our first Princess Cruise Experience – Visiting the Royal Princess Cruise Ship

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Our first Princess Cruise experience The Royal Princess Cruise Ship What does this cruise ship have to offer? We were invited by Princess Cruises to come to Southampton and spend the day on the Royal Princess Cruise Ship. This was …

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House Sitting in Cardiff Wales

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House Sitting in Cardiff, Wales We have now been house sitting for a few years and have had some wonderful experiences. House sitting enables us to explore new places like a local, with no accommodation costs and enjoy the company …

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Saga Sapphire Cruise Ship

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Cruising with Saga Is it just for the really old? The name Saga has always been associated with the elderly, and now that we are over 50 we wanted to see for ourselves if this cruise line is really just …

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Lamai Koh Samui – A guide on where to stay, shop, eat, drink, relax and party! 

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Lamai Koh Samui – A guide on where to stay, shop, eat, drink, relax and party! Updated April 2019. Lamai Koh Samui is one of our favourite places to stay.  Situated on the east coast just south of Chaweng, it …

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Everything you need to know about P&O Cruises

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Guest Post by Anna – The Cruise Blogger Everything you need to know about P&O Cruises P&O Cruises offer some great deals from the UK and our only experience so far has been a 2 night cruise on the Ventura …

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Enjoy Beach Hotel Review, Fisherman’s Village, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Enjoy Beach Hotel Fisherman’s Village Paul and Carole’s Review Our first stop after a long flight via Singapore was at the Enjoy Beach Hotel in Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. We chose this hotel because of it’s location and the sea …

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Our Guide to the Best and Beautiful Beaches of Koh Samui Thailand

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Our Guide to finding the Best Beautiful Beaches of Koh Samui Thailand We have now visited Koh Samui 7 times so have got to know the island fairly well. Koh Samui really has something for everyone, the beaches are numerous …

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Baan Sukreep Resort Review, Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui

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Baan Sukreep Resort, Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui, Thailand Review by Paul and Carole We stayed at the Baan Sukreep Resort for the last 4 nights of our trip to Koh Samui, Thailand. Getting from Chaweng to Chaweng Noi was very easy …

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Taxis – the cost of transport in Koh Samui, Thailand

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How much does it really cost in taxis and transport to get around the island of Koh Samui in Thailand? Updated March 2019 We have now travelled to Koh Samui, Thailand 8 times and have got to know the island …

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Hooters and Habaneras – Paul and Carole’s Travel Guide to Havana

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Hooters and Habaneras Paul and Carole’s Travel Guide to Havana We visited Havana in Cuba as part of our cruise holiday around the Caribbean. Havana is one of the most interesting destinations we have visited and we have put this …

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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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MSC Opera Cruise Ship Review – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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MSC Opera Cruise Ship The Good, Bad and the Ugly! We joined the MSC Opera Cruise Ship in Havana Cuba and sailed around the Caribbean and Central America. We have cruised many times before but had never cruised with MSC. …

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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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The Best and Worst Cruise Ports – Cruise Bloggers reveal all!

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The Best and Worst Cruise Ports Around the World Cruise Bloggers reveal all! We have cruised many times and are always planning our next cruising adventure. We know the cruise ports of call we have loved and know those where …

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Top Travel Tips Singapore by Paul and Carole

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Top Travel Tips Singapore by Paul and Carole We have now visited Singapore 3 times and wouldn’t hesitate to visit again. Here are our top travel tips Singapore for you to consider when planning a trip to this fascinating destination. …

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10 photos that will inspire you to visit Greece

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10 Photos that will inspire you to visit Greece It is no secret that we love Greece and over the years we have visited many of the islands. Only a 4 hour flight from the UK it is a fabulous …

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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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Chania Crete Cruise Port Information – Know before you go!

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Find out where the ship docks and what to do with your time if you are cruising to Chnia in Crete.

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Rhodes Greece Cruise Port Information – How to make the most of your day!

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Rhodes Greece Cruise Port Information How to make the most of your day! On our recent Aegean Shores Cruise on the Marella Dream Cruise Ship we visited the island of Rhodes Greece. If you are planning a visit we hope this …

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Marella Dream Cruise Ship Review

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What is it like to cruise on the Marella Dream Cruise Ship Our Review – Paul and Carole Please note – in October 2017 Thomson cruises re branded as Marella Cruises part of the TUI group. The Thomson Dream cruise …

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Our Best Travel Accessories by Paul and Carole

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Our Best Travel Accessories by Paul and Carole There are certain travel accessories that we have been using for many years and always take on our travels. The purpose of this Our Best Travel Accessories post is to share the …

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Santorini Cruise Port Information – Paul and Carole

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  Cruising to Santorini? Ideas on how to spend your day! One of the reasons we booked our recent Aegean Shores Cruise on the Marella Dream Cruise Ship was the excellent itinerary which included the island of Santorini in Greece. We …

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Fuengirola Centro Apartment Review, Spain

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Fuengirola Centro Apartment Review Girls Weekend Away My friends and I travelled to Spain for a girls weekend of fun in the sun. Spain is only a 2 hour flight from the UK and ideal for a long weekend away. …

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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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10 Reasons for cruising with Marella

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10 Reasons to Cruise With Marella If you have been following our blog it will come as no surprise that we love cruising and we have now cruised 19 times. We have found the best part about travel blogging is connecting …

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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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