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15 ESSENTIALS TO PACK IN YOUR CRUISE CARRY ON BAG

Hi my lovely readers! Chances are that you won’t be able to get into your cabin straight away when you board the cruise ship on embarkation day. Normally, cruise passengers have to vacate their cabin by about 8 or 9 am and then a massive cleaning and turnaround operation begins to prepare the ship for the next voyage and passengers. It will take several hours, … Continue reading 15 ESSENTIALS TO PACK IN YOUR CRUISE CARRY ON BAG

WHAT TO DO IN PORT: SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS

Hi my lovely readers! Santa Cruz de Tenerife, also known as just Santa Cruz, is the capital of Tenerife and the Canary Islands. It’s a popular port stop for cruise lines offering Canary Island and Azores cruise itineraries. Perhaps Santa Cruz isn’t as popular with tourist as the many beach resorts along the Costa Adeje, still if you are looking for some sightseeing and city … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – NOWHERE, BUT EVERYWHERE

Hi my lovely readers! The world is a big, wide, open place and there are great experiences lurking around every corner. Every country has its own way of living, people, culture, food and history. The Mediterranean countries for instance are similar, but not the same. And if you have seen a few places there and say “I have seen it all”, think again. Even if … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – NOWHERE, BUT EVERYWHERE

WHERE TO GET THE BEST VIEWS OF SINGAPORE – THE SINGAPORE FLYER

Hi my lovely readers! Singapore is one of my favourite cities in the world. The mix of Western and Asian cultures, old and super modern has intrigued me and won my heart over. It was the first destination I ever visited that I want to return to one day as I feel like I haven’t seen it all. For instance, I didn’t have enough time … Continue reading WHERE TO GET THE BEST VIEWS OF SINGAPORE – THE SINGAPORE FLYER

DUNSTON HALL NORWICH – HOTEL GUIDE & REVIEW

Hi my lovely readers! When you think of England, the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful landscape and the grand manor houses that often appear in movies such as Pride and Prejudice and TV shows for instance Miss Marple. These old beautiful and historic mansions can be found all across the country. Plenty have been converted into hotels, which allows many of … Continue reading DUNSTON HALL NORWICH – HOTEL GUIDE & REVIEW

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – LOOKING VERSUS SEEING

Hi my lovely readers! How are you doing? Are you getting ready for the long Easter weekend? I hope you have something fun planned. I am going to take it easy, sleep in, meet my friend, cook a nice beef roast for Easter lunch and get cracking with blogging. Well, that’s at least the plan. I hope the weather will hold up and I will … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – LOOKING VERSUS SEEING

WHAT THE HECK IS A GUARANTEE CABIN ON A CRUISE AND SHOULD YOU BOOK ONE?

Hi my lovely readers! Maybe you have come across the term “guarantee cabin” before and wondered what it meant, or this is your first time hearing of it. Either way it is likely that you will come across this cabin category one day or another when booking a cruise. This post will clear up a few points including what a guarantee cabin actually is, what … Continue reading WHAT THE HECK IS A GUARANTEE CABIN ON A CRUISE AND SHOULD YOU BOOK ONE?

HOW TO GET INTO LONDON FROM THE AIRPORTS

Hi my lovely readers! London must be one of the most visited cities in the world. Millions of visitors grace the streets every year and sometimes it feels like there are more tourist in the streets of London than locals! And of course, it is obvious why so many people come every year. London has literally everything: culture, history, it is a culinary heaven, nightlife, … Continue reading HOW TO GET INTO LONDON FROM THE AIRPORTS

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – YOU HAVEN’T LIVED

Hi my lovely readers! Those of you who have been following my blog for some time now of course know that I am a big cruise lover. Therefore, when it comes to today’s quote I would say I 100% agree and everyone should live by this quote! “You haven’t lived until you’ve sailed.” – David Sedaris I believe everyone should try a cruise at least … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – YOU HAVEN’T LIVED

WHAT TO DO IN PORT: MONTE CARLO

Hi my lovely readers! Monte Carlo is an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco located along the French Riviera. Monaco itself is one of the smallest countries in the world with a land border of around 6km and is run by the royal family, the Grimaldi’s. To the eastern border lies France and to the western border Italy. Monte Carlo is famous for its … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: MONTE CARLO

HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Hi my lovely readers! The Isle of Wight is the largest island in England and a popular holiday destination due to its mild climate. As you know, the summers are not that long and hot here in the UK and a visit to the Isle of Wight, especially in August, allows you to extend that summer feeling just a little longer. There is plenty to … Continue reading HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – SUNSETS

Hi my lovely readers! Although some days are better than others, we all know that the next day, a new day, always comes with a new opportunity to have a fantastic day. Another comforting thought is that every day starts with a beautiful sunrise and ends with a beautiful sunset. “Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.” – Kristen … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – SUNSETS

THE PALACE OF SANSSOUCI – WITHOUT A CARE

Hi my lovely readers! The Palace of Sanssouci, translated into “without a care” was the summer residents and pleasure palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Sanssouci is located in Potsdam, a short drive or train ride away from Berlin and makes for a perfect day trip away from the city. Sanssouci is located within Sanssouci Park and is one of the many attractions … Continue reading THE PALACE OF SANSSOUCI – WITHOUT A CARE

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – PHOTOS ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH

Hi my lovely readers! I hope you are all doing well. I came across today’s Travel Thursday Quote and it spoke to me instantly. I am sure it does to you as well, especially after one year of lockdown, not being able to travel and experience much and only dreaming of travel while looking at pictures. “I travel because seeing photos in books and brochures … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – PHOTOS ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH

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TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – THE BEST WAY TO LEARN

Hi my lovely readers! I hope everyone is doing alright. Here in the UK the vaccination program is going full steam ahead. We are (slightly) hopeful, I have everything crossed, that we will see the end of lockdown fairly soon, in the next month or so, as the government has presented a roadmap out of lockdown for businesses to open up one by one again. … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – THE BEST WAY TO LEARN

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CRUISE EMBARKATION DAY

Hi my lovely readers! Many people see the cruise embarkation day as a waisted day or at least a day they pay for, but cannot really make use of as embarkation is normally in the afternoon. Wrong! A well planned embarkation day can be full of fun and sightseeing rich and seasoned cruisers know how to make the most of their embarkation day by learning … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CRUISE EMBARKATION DAY