WHY I AM NOT BOOKING A HOLIDAY TO GO ABROAD IN 2020

We all want a break. We all need a break. We are all desperate to get away for a while and just leave our worries behind. For many of us that means using our annual holiday to take a vacation abroad. Away from home in a different country, miles away from home if possible. Well, a neighbouring country will do as well. The point is many … Continue reading WHY I AM NOT BOOKING A HOLIDAY TO GO ABROAD IN 2020

THE REAL UNDERGROUND MINING EXPERIENCE – BIG PIT NATIONAL COAL MUSEUM, WALES

One of the most extraordinary and interesting places in the UK must be the Big Pit National Coal Museum. This museum with World Heritage status gives you the opportunity to go on an underground tour with a real miner and experience at first hand what life used to be underground for men, woman, children and even animals. Big Pit is located in the Blaenavon area … Continue reading THE REAL UNDERGROUND MINING EXPERIENCE – BIG PIT NATIONAL COAL MUSEUM, WALES

HURTIGRUTEN – MS SPITSBERGEN SHIP TOUR

Have you ever dreamt about going on an expedition cruise, let’s say to the Arctic? Or are you looking for a cruise line that sails between the Norwegian Fjords like no other cruise line does? Maybe this post will help you decide if a trip with Hurtigruten on MS Spitsbergen is for you. I had the privilege to go on an expedition cruise to Svalbard … Continue reading HURTIGRUTEN – MS SPITSBERGEN SHIP TOUR

A THRILL SEEKER’S PARADISE – SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS

Welcome to the first ever Six Flags Theme Park, a true piece of amusement and theme park history – Six Flags over Texas! Six Flags over Texas is located in Arlington, a 20 minute ride away from downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth. It was the nation’s first regional theme park and opened its doors to the public back in 1961. This particular Six Flags … Continue reading A THRILL SEEKER’S PARADISE – SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS

EXPLORING THE ROYAL PARKS IN LONDON – BUSHY PARK PHOTO DIARY

The UK is famous for its monarchs, its beautiful villages and its many manor houses and castles. Often these magnificent properties came with lots of acres of land that were used for different purposes. Around London, many famous palaces are still in use and many of them are open to the public for viewings and visits. Bushy Park, located just on the outskirts of London in … Continue reading EXPLORING THE ROYAL PARKS IN LONDON – BUSHY PARK PHOTO DIARY

HURTIGRUTEN – SHIP VISIT MS ROALD AMUNDSEN CABINS

We already explored the public areas on MS Roald Amundsen such as the Science Center, lounge areas, restaurants, gym, sauna and of course the pool deck. In this post I want to show you some of the cabins that I had the pleasure of viewing. All cabins on MS Roald Amundsen are outside cabins and the majority come with their own balcony. Overall I can … Continue reading HURTIGRUTEN – SHIP VISIT MS ROALD AMUNDSEN CABINS

HIKING IN ENGLAND – HINDHEAD COMMONS AND THE DEVIL’S PUNCH BOWL

We are all looking for things to do during lockdown and the social distancing times when shops, restaurants, sights, well really anything is closed and we are supposed to stay away from people. We are getting super bored and frustrated being stuck at home and doing the same over and over again. BUT, better times are definitely ahead for us here in the UK as … Continue reading HIKING IN ENGLAND – HINDHEAD COMMONS AND THE DEVIL’S PUNCH BOWL

HURTIGRUTEN – SHIP VISIT MS ROALD AMUNDSEN PUBLIC AREAS

Last year in 2019, I had the pleasure and chance of participating in a ship tour of Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen, the first ever Hybrid Expedition Ship in the world. It is the most environmental friendly and sustainable expedition ship there is right now, with the exception of MS Fridtjof Nansen, her sister ship of course. The use of hybrid technology reduces fuel consumption as … Continue reading HURTIGRUTEN – SHIP VISIT MS ROALD AMUNDSEN PUBLIC AREAS

THINGS TO DO IN PORT: COZUMEL – CHANKANAAB BEACH ADVENTURE PARK

Are you tired of going to the beach over and over again during your Caribbean cruise? Another day of playing in the sun, cooling down in the fabulous blue sea, building fun sand castles or relaxing while reading a book? I know it sounds horrible 🙂 and that is why I decided to visit Chankanaab Beach and Adventure Park in Cozumel. Many Cruise Lines stop … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN PORT: COZUMEL – CHANKANAAB BEACH ADVENTURE PARK

UPDATE ON MY COVID – 19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION EXPERIENCE: EXPEDIA AND CARNIVAL CRUISE

My initial post on My Covid – 19 Travel Cancellation Experience came out on 14.04.2020, which is over a month ago now. I thought it is appropriate to write a follow up post or provide you with an update on my progress, or should I better say non – progress? I also want to provide you with a possible solution if you find yourself in … Continue reading UPDATE ON MY COVID – 19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION EXPERIENCE: EXPEDIA AND CARNIVAL CRUISE

BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – DEER

Bushy Park, one of the eight Royal Parks in London, is full of wildlife that can often be spotted throughout the park. And the most famous residents within Bushy Park must be the Red and Fallow Deer, which are freely roaming around the park. In fact, Bushy Park is a deer park, but what does that mean exactly? The National Trust (2020) defines deer parks … Continue reading BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – DEER

MY COVID – 19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION EXPERIENCE: EXPEDIA, CARNIVAL CRUISE, BRITISH AIRWAYS

My holiday has been cancelled and I am trying to get my money back at the moment. Do you find yourself in the same situation? Are you getting your refunds or vouchers for your cancelled holiday due to Covid – 19? The tourism industry is being hit pretty hard right now and companies struggle to survive. Lots of people, including me, had holiday plans for … Continue reading MY COVID – 19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION EXPERIENCE: EXPEDIA, CARNIVAL CRUISE, BRITISH AIRWAYS