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

KENILWORTH CASTLE – AN ENGLISH HERITAGE RUIN IN PICTURES

Hi my lovely readers! Today, I thought I’ll keep it sweet and short for you and show you mostly in pictures what Kenilworth Castle, one of the many English Heritage sites looks like and what you can expect from your visit. Kenilworth Castle is actually a ruin located in Warwickshire in England and managed by English Heritage nowadays. The castle was originally built in the … Continue reading KENILWORTH CASTLE – AN ENGLISH HERITAGE RUIN IN PICTURES

THE BIGGEST WATERFALL IN ENGLAND – HIGH FORCE WATERFALL

Hi my lovely readers! Last weekend I took my first trip up to the North of England, my first holiday for almost a year actually and I must say it didn’t disappoint at all. The North is the agricultural power house of England and you’ll come across plenty of fields with crops and livestock. As it’s summer, everything is lush green and so pretty to … Continue reading THE BIGGEST WATERFALL IN ENGLAND – HIGH FORCE WATERFALL

16 WAYS TO SPEND YOUR ON BOARD CREDIT ON A CRUISE

Hi my lovely readers! Cruise lines often have promotions to entice us to book with them and to fill up cruises that don’t sell that well or need a little boost. One of those promotions is on board credit or as we call it in the travel industry OBC, also known as ship board credit sometimes. This is like getting some pocket money that you … Continue reading 16 WAYS TO SPEND YOUR ON BOARD CREDIT ON A CRUISE

THE WEIRDEST QUESTIONS AND DEMANDS I ENCOUNTERED WHEN I WORKED FOR A CRUISE LINE

Hi my lovely readers! As you may know I worked a good three years for a cruise line as a reservation agent. I used to work in trade reservation, where I worked closely with travel agents and tour operators from across Europe. I mainly booked, amended and changed cruises. I enjoyed working there, but sometimes the favours, questions or demands guests had were weird, funny, … Continue reading THE WEIRDEST QUESTIONS AND DEMANDS I ENCOUNTERED WHEN I WORKED FOR A CRUISE LINE