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
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
Hi my lovely readers! 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 … Continue reading EXPLORING THE ROYAL PARKS IN LONDON – BUSHY PARK PHOTO DIARY
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are at the cruise port, but your ship is not there? Well, I have and I must tell you it is not fun at all. In fact, it is scary and very, very, very stressful. This happened to me a few years ago. I booked a cruise around Japan and was very much looking forward … Continue reading AT THE CRUISE PORT, BUT WHERE IS THE SHIP!?
This year, I am definitely looking at a holiday in the UK. I am not comfortable stepping into an air plane just yet and still want to avoid people as much as I can in order to avoid contracting Covid-19. Some may say I am silly, but then again it is about my health, the people I care about and everyone else. Still, I do … Continue reading THE BENEFITS OF A STAYCATION
Hong Kong is on many people’s bucket list and over the years has gained popularity. I managed to visit just before the unrest started back in 2019, but hopefully things will calm done and lots of tourist will go and visit again. It is a very interesting and unusual region. Hong Kong has lots to offer and if you are travelling on a budget, there … Continue reading 10 FREE THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG
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
Hi my lovely readers! 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. … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: COZUMEL – CHANKANAAB BEACH ADVENTURE PARK
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
Are you a Harry Potter fan like me? Then a visit to the Warner Bros Studio in London for the Making of Harry Potter needs to be on the top of your list of things to do in London! The self guided tour is simply magical and a dream come true for any Harry Potter fan. I am 30 years old now, but grew up … Continue reading THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER – STUDIO TOUR, LONDON
We are all longing for the day that we can travel again to explore new places. I am no different and am really missing my weekends going to the National Trust, the drives around Wales and of course my cruise holiday that I had to cancel. But there are a few things that we can all do to get our travel fix, in one way … Continue reading HOW I AM GETTING MY TRAVEL FIX DURING LOCKDOWN
Bushy Park is a wildlife heaven in the middle of an urban area with its 445 hectares of land. We already explored the deer in Bushy Park and today I want to highlight some of the birds that one can see and observe in the park. The list of birds that call Bushy Park their home is extensive. There are most likely over 100 different … Continue reading BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – BIRDS
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
Hi my lovely readers! 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, … Continue reading MY COVID – 19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION EXPERIENCE: EXPEDIA, CARNIVAL CRUISE, BRITISH AIRWAYS
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
Hi my lovely readers! 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 … Continue reading GETTING AROUND LONDON – OYSTER CARD