TRADITIONAL BRITISH PUB FOOD – PUB GRUB CLASSICS

Hi my lovely readers! Britain is famous for its pubs. Literally everyone who comes to the island to visit will end up in a pub for either a drink, lunch or dinner. Going to the pub for a drink after work, meeting friends for a catch up over dinner or going for a Sunday lunch with the family is embedded in those of us living … Continue reading TRADITIONAL BRITISH PUB FOOD – PUB GRUB CLASSICS

HAM HOUSE – A GRAND STUART HOUSE AND THE MOST HAUNTED IN BRITAIN

Hi my lovely readers! Situated on the banks of the river Thames on the outskirts of London sits one of the great, if not the grandest Stuart houses in England – Ham House. Mostly unchanged and displaying a fine collection of art, furnishings and fabrics collected by the Duchess of Lauderdale and her descendants over 400 years, Ham House is a great place to learn … Continue reading HAM HOUSE – A GRAND STUART HOUSE AND THE MOST HAUNTED IN BRITAIN

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

Hi my lovely readers! The Mediterranean is one of the most beautiful regions in the world and it’s versatile landscape makes for an ever changing scenery that can be easily explored by cruise. You can enjoy a day at the beach on the French Riviera, immerse yourself in cultural experiences in Rome or just take a stroll along the tiny cobble streets lined with cute … Continue reading 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

PRINTABLE POLAR WATERS EXPEDITION CRUISE PACKING LIST

Hi my lovely readers! In 2019 I went on an Expedition cruise to Svalbard, in the Arctic on MS Spitsbergen with Hurtigruten and was totally underprepared when it came to packing for my trip. Of course I looked at the weather forecast and the temperature chart, but the weather is colder than you would expect in the polar regions in terms of how it feels, … Continue reading PRINTABLE POLAR WATERS EXPEDITION CRUISE PACKING LIST

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – CHANGING HORIZON

Hi my lovely reasders! Travelling as they say widens the horizon, but it also makes it possible to see many and different horizons. Every corner of the world is special, every day is unique and therefore the horizon is ever changing and never the same. “There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon.” – Christopher McCandless Happy Thursday! Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – CHANGING HORIZON

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – 3 YEARS OF THE WORLD OF CRUISE AND TRAVEL

Hi my lovely readers! I can’t believe it, but this morning I signed into WordPress and there it was. A notification saying I registered exactly today three years ago. So, Happy Birthday to the World of Cruise and Travel! Three years passed very quickly and it just feels like yesterday that I was encouraged to start a blog and made the decision to just go … Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY – 3 YEARS OF THE WORLD OF CRUISE AND TRAVEL

TROPICAL BIRDS – PARAKEETS IN LONDON

Hi my lovely readers! The other day I was going for my daily walk around Bushy Park and decided to head to the Woodland Gardens, which is sort of a little garden within the park with little ponds, relaxing water features, colourful rhododendrons and plenty of other interesting pretty flowers and shrubs. The park is home to and a sanctuary to all sorts of animals … Continue reading TROPICAL BIRDS – PARAKEETS IN LONDON

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER.

Hi my lovely readers! How is everyone? I’m so happy right now as I finally booked my flight to go and see my family in Germany! I’m counting the days as I haven’t seen my family for over a year and that’s clearly way too long. So, I’m buzzing at the moment and am hoping to possibly squeeze in a little sightseeing while I’m there. … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER.

TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE CRUISE DISEMBARKATION

Hi my lovely readers! I always dread the cruise disembarkation day. The day when the cruise is over and I have to get off the ship. That always makes me very sad, literally. And although I hate preparing the night before disembarkation, packing and gathering all my belongings from my cabin and preparing for the next day, I know it has to be done. Today, … Continue reading TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE CRUISE DISEMBARKATION

MY MISSION – VISITING ALL NATIONAL TRUST SITES

Hi my lovely readers! I recently became a member of the National Trust again, now for the third time in fact, as my English Heritage membership recently expired. I’m such a big fan of the National Trust and would urge anyone who can to become a member and support the great work they’re doing. Plus, it’s just a no brainer as the membership is really, … Continue reading MY MISSION – VISITING ALL NATIONAL TRUST SITES

CRUISE SHIP BAN – NO MORE CRUISE SHIPS IN VENICE

Hi my lovely readers! The summer season normally means it’s Mediterranean cruise season. The cruise industry has been hit pretty hard by the pandemic and cruise companies had to suspend operations all together for almost an entire year. And now the cruise industry most recently has been in the news again, but this time it’s about one specific port – Venice. Venice has been a … Continue reading CRUISE SHIP BAN – NO MORE CRUISE SHIPS IN VENICE

HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN DOVER

Hi my lovely readers! Dover is best known for the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and the Port of Dover, the cross-channel ferry port that connects the UK with France. This ferry link is vital as many of our goods are transported via ferry from mainland Europe to the UK. Dover keeps the nation supplied and running so to speak. Additionally, it’s a popular … Continue reading HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN DOVER

WHAT TO DO IN PORT: ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS

Hi my lovely readers! Many cruise lines offer Caribbean itineraries that stop at St. Thomas. Many people use the time in port for some souvenir shopping in the main terminal and of course going to the beach. Related post: 7 Reasons To Stay On The Ship While In Port But St. Thomas has many local sights that are worth exploring and that aren’t far away … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS

THE BEST-PRESERVED CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY IN ENGLAND – MOUNT GRACE PRIORY

Hi my lovely readers! Mount Grace Priory is a lovely cultural site in North Yorkshire, up in the North of England with an award winning garden that is absolutely beautiful and in full bloom right now. It’s the best-preserved Carthusian Monastery in England, although the majority of the monastery unfortunately lies in ruins, the main house is still standing and offers an impressive background to … Continue reading THE BEST-PRESERVED CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY IN ENGLAND – MOUNT GRACE PRIORY

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – WILDERNESS

Hi my lovely readers! I can’t believe another week passed, where does the time go? On a good note, I think and the chances are standing good that “It’s coming home”! Yesterday England defeated Denmark and the football or soccer final for the Euros is around the corner. Who would have thought?! Anyways, you’re here for another Travel Thursday Quote. So, here it is. “Wilderness … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – WILDERNESS