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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Our weekend stay at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

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Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park Review 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, …

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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. We have now cruised 12 times and have already have 1 more booked. We have found the best …

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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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Wise up to travelling – how we can educate each other

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Wise up to travelling – how we can educate each other Following the publication of our post The Truth behind Elephant Exploitation and How you can Help , we were approached by Angie from Feet do Travel to be involved …

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Where to visit in Asia – Travel Bloggers Advice

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We were approached by Talita of talitaswanderlust.com to contribute to a post she was putting together about travel bloggers advice for travelling to Asia. The question we was asked along with 7 other Travel Bloggers  – ‘What is the one Asian Country …

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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 was …

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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 we …

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Khao Lak, Thailand – 8 things to do by Paul and Carole

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Khao Lak, Thailand 8 things to do! We stayed at the Centara Seaview Hotel for 2 weeks at the end of our trip to Thailand. We really enjoyed our time in Khao Lak so here are 8 things that you …

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Chatrium Riverside Hotel Review Bangkok

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  Chatrium Riverside Hotel Bangkok Our thoughts of our stay! We stayed at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel in Bangkok on a bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights. The hotel is situated beside the Chao Phraya River and only 36 km from …

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Bangkok – what to do and not to do!

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What to do and not to do when visiting the city of Bangkok We have now visited 6 times and love getting to know the city better each time. Bangkok is a crazy vibrant city but can be quite intimidating …

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The Truth behind Elephant Exploitation and How you can Help

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  The truth behind elephant exploitation and how you can help!   Elephant exploitation is rife in Asia. On our first visit to Thailand we were sat on the beach when an elephant with his mahout came up to us, and …

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Day out at Nikki Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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  Day out at Nikki Beach Koh Samui, Thailand   Our hosts at Baan Sijan Hotel, Simon and Janya recommended we visit Nikki Beach, and we are so glad they did, and have now visited 3 times. Called the “Sexiest …

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Netherlands and Norway Fjords Cruise on the Explorer of the Seas

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  Netherlands and Norway Fjords Cruise on the Explorer of the Seas Every year we try and spend a quality week with our Dad’s, Bo and John and go on a cruise. We joined the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Explorer …

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Barrusclet Farmhouse, Gondrin, France – Review of our stay.

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We had been looking for somewhere to stay in France where we could have a week away to relax with our family. We found Barrusclet Farmhouse searching the internet and it seemed to have everything that the seven of us would need. Location of …

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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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