Boats · Europe · Travel

Hopping Off Windstar Cruises – Our Captivating Canary Islands Shore Excursions

As divine as being on the water is, a real highlight of cruising is the amazing destinations you can visit. Over the course of our eight day Captivating Canary Islands cruise with Windstar, we had five stops. We chose to do a mix of self-guided adventures and two official tours. Join us as we hop… Continue reading Hopping Off Windstar Cruises – Our Captivating Canary Islands Shore Excursions

Europe · Flights · Review · Travel

A Review of Vueling A320-200 Economy LGW – LPA

En route to join our Windstar Cruise, we needed to fly to Gran Canaria. I thought a one way to Spain would cost an arm and a leg but was surprised to find an excellent fare with Vueling. Vueling is a budget partner of British Airways, part of the One World Group, and is based… Continue reading A Review of Vueling A320-200 Economy LGW – LPA

Boats · Europe · Review · Travel

All Aboard Windstar Pride – Our Full Windstar Cruises Review

Setting sail on Star Pride, a week of adventure before us, the excitement was brimming. Normally, all the planning is down to me and our trips can be pretty hectic. On this trip, Windstar Cruises literally took the wheel and our only job was to have a lovely time. Join us, and the president of… Continue reading All Aboard Windstar Pride – Our Full Windstar Cruises Review

Boats · Europe · Review · Travel

All Aboard MSC – An MSC Grandiosa Review

MSC is Italy’s foremost cruise company, running its first cruise in 1988 and growing every year. They offer some amazing value cruises around the world with lots of great extras included in the price. In January 2023 my friend (Caz) and I were lucky enough to bag a spot on MSC Grandiosa for a week-long… Continue reading All Aboard MSC – An MSC Grandiosa Review

General · Travel

Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore (By Land)

Have you ever been on a cruise? I am going to be honest, we haven’t.That is, unless you count a two day boat trip around Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, and the odd boaty border crossing. It has just never appealed. I can see the joys of travelling the Nile in Egypt or the Norwegian… Continue reading Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore (By Land)

Europe · Travel

Madrid, Spain – Tapas, Time-wasting and Tipsy Boyfriends

Arriving at Madrid International Airport was a real shock to the system. After using smaller airports, our legs almost couldn’t stand the strain of the long walk between the plane and passport control. Posters dotted the terminal, the faces of wanted Basque separatists and other terrorists staring blankly across the immigration hall. In 2004, a… Continue reading Madrid, Spain – Tapas, Time-wasting and Tipsy Boyfriends

Europe · Travel

Barcelona, Spain – La Merce Festival

Getting to Barcelona Our flight from Rome to Barcelona only took us about an hour. The Terravision coach from the airport into town took us slightly longer. Barcelona Girona Airport is very far from the city, I believe it is just called Girona by the rest of the world, but Ryanair is still promoting it… Continue reading Barcelona, Spain – La Merce Festival

Europe · Travel

Mallorca/Majorca – Let’s call the whole thing off

I’ve been to Mallorca (Majorca?) three times. The first at the age of 9, the second with friends aged 17, and the last with Mr Fluskey for my 20th birthday. Age 9 We used to go away on our family holidays with my grandparents, which meant some quality time together, but going to the kind… Continue reading Mallorca/Majorca – Let’s call the whole thing off