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
Hi my lovely readers! Here in the UK and especially England more and more restrictions are being lifted and from next week Monday 17th May 2021. We’re allowed to meet up with up to 6 people inside our homes again and indoor venues such as museums, cinemas and so on are going to be able to open once more, too. With more freedom, the weather … Continue reading UK TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND QUARANTINE RULES
Hi my lovely readers! All of us have their particular ways and views on how to plan and research for our holidays. I personally believe that nowadays the internet and very often fellow travellers, bloggers, youtubers and influencers are our best bet to get some ideas and insights on sightseeing ideas, what and where to eat to get a taste of local cuisine and of … Continue reading MY GO TO YOUTUBERS FOR TRAVEL INSPIRATION AND TIPS
Hi my lovely readers! I have been on a few cruises over the years with different cruise lines including Carnival, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Silversea and Hurtigruten. Luckily I have also had the pleasure of exploring several destinations by ship such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Japan, Norway and last year even the Arctic. It is therefore fair to say that I know a thing or … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME CRUISERS
I normally am out and about every single weekend, travel to Germany a few times a year to see my family and take at least one big annual vacation abroad. I live to travel, to see the world and have a good time with my friends and family. That is my aim in life. Explore the world, learn about people, their culture, their way of … Continue reading MY TIPS FOR TRAVELLING DURING COVID TIMES
Lot’s of people, me included, want to get a nice tan in the summer. Why? Because we like the look of tanned skin. It is a mood booster, some skin perfections go away, the skin glows and we make our friends and colleagues jealous when we come back from holiday. It is a sign of having had a good time away, I guess. But a … Continue reading DO I HAVE TO WEAR SUNSCREEN?
Going on holiday already makes me happy, but the right travel accessories can make a trip even more enjoyable. I personally love travel accessories for so many reasons. They are super handy, practical and help you to stay on top of your holiday plans as they keep you organised. Some are just so unique that you will definitely stand out from the crowd. But the … Continue reading 5 STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL TRAVEL ACCESSORIES THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY
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
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 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
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?
Hi my lovely readers! You have decided to go on a cruise. Great, you have taken the first step on your cruise journey towards a fantastic holiday! But there are a few points to keep in mind and remember before booking that cruise as these can impact on your experience and your trip in general. Make sure you read this before pressing the BOOK button! … Continue reading 8 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE BOOKING AND CONFIRMING YOUR CRUISE
Hi my lovely readers! On my Arctic Expedition Cruise to Svalbard, I had the pleasure calling cabin 622 my home for the two weeks I spend on board MS Spitsbergen with Hurtigruten. Cabin 622 is an Arctic Superior, an outside cabin located on deck 6 towards the aft of the ship. The location of the cabin is great and so convenient. You have the Explorer … Continue reading MS SPITSBERGEN – ARCTIC SUPERIOR 622 CABIN REVIEW
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
Hi my lovely readers! 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 … Continue reading PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES
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
Hi my lovely readers! 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 … Continue reading OCEAN PARK – THE OTHER THEME PARK IN HONG KONG
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
Hi my lovely readers! Last year I went on my first cruise with Princess Cruises. I stayed in an inside cabin on the Sapphire Princess as I am most of the times out and about. I do not spend too much time in the room, hence I do not necessarily need a window or a balcony cabin. But this is just me. I most of … Continue reading SAPPHIRE PRINCESS – INSIDE CABIN REVIEW
Do you know that feeling when you have reached your destination and you start to unpack, only to realise that you have forgotten the sun screen again? Every one of us has been in this situation at least once, maybe even more often as we keep on forgetting items that we actually really need during the holiday. Here are a few of my items that … Continue reading 8 USEFUL TRAVEL ESSENTIALS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR HOLIDAY