COVID – 19 has lead to our holiday plans being disrupted, cancelled or postponed. We cannot really plan anything for the next few months. But, we will be able to travel again and some of you might already have an idea where you want to go when this is over. Or maybe you have booked a holiday for the end of the year and have … Continue reading SHOULD I BUY A HOLIDAY RIGHT NOW?
Hi guys, Yesterday I found out that my cruise to Hawaii was cancelled for this year due to COVID-19 😦 I was expecting this to happen, but it is still sad when you get the information and cruise cancellation in writing from the company, in my case this was from Carnival. As my cruise was supposed to go in two weeks, I already started to … Continue reading MY PRINTABLE BEACH CRUISE HOLIDAY PACKING LIST
Hi guys, The coronavirus, also known as COVID – 19 keeps us all on our toes at the moment and the travel industry, especially the cruise industry, is often sadly making the headlines. But, I still believe we should not give up travelling. For me at least, going on holiday is one of the highlights of my year. Escaping routine, learning new things, relaxing and … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS – STAYING HOME OR GOING ON HOLIDAY?
Hi all, I turned 30 last year so I thought it was fun to share 30 travel related and inspired activities and ideas I had the chance to experience while on this planet so far. Maybe some of them are for you as well? 🙂 Here it goes: 1. Kayaking 2. Water tubing 3. Visiting the Tower of London – One of the most known … Continue reading 30 FUN AND TRAVEL INSPIRED IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES
Are you looking for a special gift for your loved once or possibly an interesting and a bit out of the ordinary experience? Are you coming to London and want to connect with the British culture and learn a bit more about the nation’s favourite beverage? Do you know someone that really loves tea or possibly, you love tea yourself? Then this post is for … Continue reading THE ULTIMATE LONDON TEA EXPERIENCE
We all know the best way to see a city is to walk around. However, sometimes you cannot reach all the sights by walking, hence you need to hop on public transport. Or perhaps you are in a hurry and need to get somewhere quickly or your feet are giving up, because you have walked so much all day long for the past days and … Continue reading GETTING AROUND LONDON – OYSTER CARD
Last year, I went to Svalbard on MS Spitsbergen with Hurtigruten. I am still thinking about this trip every time I hear something about Svalbard or see pictures of the Arctic. I think back to my trip and wish I was there again. I am jealous of the people that are going to travel there, although I have been already myself! But it was one … Continue reading TRAVELLING ON MS SPITSBERGEN TO SVALBARD – MY BEST MOMENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Lots of tourist come to London every year. According to the Office for National Statistics (2019) around 19 million people visited London alone in 2018. It is a great city with lots to offer, lots to see and even more to do. But there are plenty of other cities and places in Britain that are worth a visit, which are sometimes forgotten. And best of … Continue reading 2 DAY TRIP IDEAS FROM LONDON BY TRAIN: WINDSOR CASTLE AND STONEHENGE
Hi guys, First of all I wish you all a Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! And secondly I want to say thank you for supporting me over the last year. I managed to grow my little travel blog a bit more over the 12 months and I will try to continue to build on what I learned and hopefully share some interesting, helpful … Continue reading NEW YEAR, NEW TRAVELS
When I go abroad, it is very important to me to be able to speak a few words in the language of the destination that I visit. In my opinion this shows respect for the culture and the people. But it also puts a smile on people’s faces when foreigners try to pronounce certain words and get it wrong or sound funny. At least we … Continue reading LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE WITH DUOLINGO
In September, I had to travel for the first time all by myself. I went to Svalbard on an Expedition Cruise for two weeks as part of my work FAM trip and I was a bit concerned at first, I must confess. I travelled by myself before, for a few days or for work. But for several weeks? No, this was a new experience for … Continue reading MY EXPERIENCE TRAVELLING SOLO – ALL BY MYSELF?
This post is going to be a bit different from my other once, but for good reason. I want to make people aware of how we as tourists have an impact on the places, communities and environments we visit and what we can do to protect, help and enhance them. I recently watched an episode on Netflix of the documentary “Our Planet II” and it … Continue reading SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – HOW TO BE A GOOD TOURIST
I have had the pleasure to experience my first ever Expedition Cruise with Hurtigruten last month and I must say it was mind-blowing, truly magical and one of the best things I have ever experienced in my life! Seeing Spitsbergen and the archipelago of Svalbard, with all the wildlife, scenery and culture was fantastic. However, the Arctic is harsh, cold and especially windy. Therefore, to be … Continue reading PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES
DAY 9 MORNING: SHIP CRUISING ALONG THE ICE EDGE On the way to our next destination, we encountered some ice and the Captain decided to cruise along it. So many different shapes, thicknesses and sizes. DAY 9 EVENING: PHIPPSOYA Located up north, the furthest north on my trip, this island also had some walruses and this time we were able to land and get close … Continue reading MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 2
DAY 1 EMBARKATION: TROMSO The start of my journey to the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Embarkation day. DAY 4 MORNING: BURGERBUKTA Burgerbukta in Hornsund is famous for being one of the most beautiful fjords in Svalbard and I was lucky to see close up two if its eight glaciers. An amazing first landing site! DAY 4 AFTERNOON: SAMARINVAGON Located just opposite of Burgerbukta is Samarin … Continue reading MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 1
Holidays are great and once a holiday is finished, we already look forward to the next one. In fact, most of us cannot wait for it! But they can get a bit pricey, especially when you have a big family, have to go during peak season or go away for a long period of time. We all want to get the most out of our … Continue reading 14 SUPER EASY MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY
Since I was a little girl, I always loved going to theme and amusement parks. They are great as they have something to offer for everyone. I seek the thrill and adventure rides, while my other half prefers the shows and scenic rides. Still, we both always enjoy our day out together and we always try to incorporate a theme park visit into our holiday. In … Continue reading OCEAN PARK – THE OTHER THEME PARK IN HONG KONG
Have you ever seen pictures of a lavender field and thought, WOW? Well, I certainly feel like this every single time I see pictures of lavender farms. I instantly think of that typical Lavender scent and I am amazed and fascinated by the vibrant purple colours. I always wanted to see a Lavender field. So, a few weeks ago I decided it was time for … Continue reading LITTLE PROVENCE IN ENGLAND – MAYFIELD LAVENDER FARM
When I ask for compensation, I normally have a valid reason. Service providers need to have done something really bad in order for me to complain as I can tolerate a lot. Also, I normally try to give the provider a chance to rectify the issue. However, if the issue is ignored or not solved, I will complain. My first complaint, I had no idea … Continue reading HOW I CLAIMED 150 EUR COMPENSATION
As a foreigner living in London, I have a list of things that I associate with Britain and that I really want to see and do such as going for Afternoon Tea or watching a Boat Race, because those things are typically British to me. And going to an Airshow to see historic aircrafts flying was definitely on my list! I went to Shuttleworth, which … Continue reading A FUN DAY OUT AT SHUTTLEWORTH: A FANTASTIC AIRHOW DISPLAY