Gyllyngvase Beach: Cornwall

It takes approximately 15 mins to walk from Falmouth town centre up to Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth’s biggest beach, it’s an ‘up and then down hill’ walk, but a pleasant one in the summer. You can’t help but stop and admire the gardens of local residents, bursting with colour and vibrant flowers. You’d be forgiven for […]

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Exeter: A Snapshot of Devon’s Cathedral City

It’s one of the UK’s most popular Russell Group university towns, – ¬†well known names J K. Rowling and Will Young attend!!¬† Apparently, Exeter is the last place that any person in the UK was tried and executed for practicing witchcraft, and it’s quite famous for this…it also boasts very high employment rates, so this […]

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Wandering around Winchester: England’s First Capital

When I arrived in the medieval town of Winchester I was greeted by a statue of the legendary King Alfred The Great, who had Winchester as ¬†the capital of England throughout his reign. Winchester used to be the capital of England before London snatched¬†the limelight around the 12th/13th century and took the royal mint with […]

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St Nicholas Abbey

St Nicholas Abbey, one of Barbados’ oldest plantations, was¬†built in 1658. Woodlands and plantation (including Cherry Tree Hill) sugar cane fields, the plantation house, rum tasting, the boiling house ¬†for rum and sugar ¬†– all form part of this heritage site and popular tourist attraction. I’d recommend visiting via a ‘Glory Tours’ package.   SaveSaveSaveSave

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Yellow Bird Hotel: Barbados

Budget friendly, highly praised and value for money I’m a stickler for reviews, Trip Adviser etc…and was really impressed with the overwhelming positive feedback on the Yellow Bird Hotel Barbados. Furthermore, it’s very reasonably priced in comparison to the¬†big east/west coast, all-inclusive resorts. If you’re on a tight budget, or want to claw back more […]

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Barbados: St Lawrence Gap is Where it’s at?

Anyone who knows anything about Barbados will be familiar with all the hype surrounding St Lawrence Gap. Party scene Clubs Bars Restaurants Nightlife Street vendors All things touristy Down to earth Affordable hotels Lively vibe Dover beach Close to Oistins and Bridgetown It just¬†wouldn’t be¬†right not to spend at least a few nights in the […]

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Sleep, Sit, Lean and Read on it!

As with everything, I usually spend quite a lot of time shopping around, and reading reviews before making a purchase. This particular travel pillow seems¬†to be relatively low cost (on Amazon), ¬†though ¬†they cost¬†a bit more¬†on Ebay.       This pillow looked thicker and more deeply cushioned than a lot of others I skimmed […]

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Let Me Entertain You! Verandah Resort Antigua

Well you go to some hotels and get¬†virtually no entertainment in the evening, but¬†not at the Verandah! I was super impressed with the amount of effort the resort staff put into organising a fashion and talent show during my stay – they didn’t just organise the entertainment, they ‘were’ the entertainment. Hats off to the […]

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Hello Antigua

How nice to arrive to an empty airport with hardly any¬†queues, and friendly immigration staff, before heading to some equally empty white sand beaches. The tag line ‘Antigua Nice’ really did fit the bill. The sun seemed to be blazing hotter than ever and as it happens, locals said it was was uncharacteristically hot that […]

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More Rudeness in Grenada: Deyna’s Tasty Foods Disgusting Customer Service

Deyna’s Tasty Foods Disgusting Customer Service followed on from an appalling Grenada airport welcome. We decided to eat like the locals and pop into a restaurant/cafe in the hustle and bustle of St George. Sample some local cuisine I thought, give some custom to local businesses (who you’d think would appreciate it more than your bigger more […]

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Grenada: Coyaba Beach Resort Hotel, Grand Anse

A quiet hotel on Grand Anse beach. The staff are generally friendly and polite (with the exception of one housekeeping lady who beat on my hotel room door ¬†one¬†evening, with¬†such force and persistence I thought maybe the hotel was burning down or the police had some urgent matter to discuss with me) – but oh […]

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Welcome to Grenada! Rude Staff at Maurice Bishop International Airport.

After long flight, rude staff at Maurice Bishop International Airport is the last thing you need. Nobody expected to be greeted with the rude and hostile¬†attitude of some ‘female’ immigration staff we encountered, and these women were and embarrassment to Grenada. What a welcome!! Perhaps these staff did not wish to encourage tourism into Grenada […]

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Use Protection?

Worryingly, a lot has been written about the harmful effects of sun protection products, including their contribution to a variety of cancers (which, ironically, people think they’re being protected against). In the past, when I’ve looked at the ingredients on these product bottles, all I see is a long list of ‘unpronounceable’ words that quite […]

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