A Happy Ending

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We all love a story with a happy ending. This one is a corker! Some weeks ago on a Saturday, following a last minute booking online from a Norwegian lady, I went to the airport to collect Inger-Lise. She looked a little distressed, so I asked her if everything was alright? Sadly, it wasn’t. Inger-Lise […]

Brexit-Proof Your European Holiday After 29 March

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Brexit-proof your European holidays after 29 March A characteristic outburst by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said that there would be travel chaos, were there to be ‘no deal’ Brexit. Following his statement there have been rumours that it isn’t safe to book a holiday travelling after Brexit on 29 March 2019. However, it was reported […]

Silent Airports

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Silent Airport Meaning So, what is a silent airport?  No, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to hear a pin drop. Rather, that an increasing number of airports are no longer making airport wide announcements. What’s important to know Two guests of Springwood, who had flown out of Gatwick, were caught out on their return […]

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The Silk Road

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Who coined the term? Because silk was the major trade product which travelled on this road, it was named the Silk Road in 1877 by Ferdinand von Richthofen – a well-known German geographer. What is the Silk Road? The Silk Road was actually a network of trading routes rather than one long road. Its roots stretch as far […]

Panama Canal American Cruising Tips

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Panama Canal American Cruising Tips MARY’S BLOG Having just returned from a cruise which included transiting the Panama Canal, I thought it might be helpful for other people considering a cruise to jot down some useful Panama Canal American Cruising Tips gleaned from our adventure It felt as though we had been on another planet.  […]

Special Interest Holidays

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Special Interest Holidays We are all familiar with holidays catering for skiers or cyclists but what about holidays offering opportunities for learning about a whole range of other interests. If you have a busy life with a limited amount of time to spend on your hobbies, this is a great way to indulge your passion […]

Gatwick New Routes

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Gatwick Airport has continued to expand this year resulting in a number of additional Gatwick new routes. Passenger numbers have also increased by over 5% to 45.5 million passengers. Last month the Airports Operators Association awarded Gatwick ‘Best Airport’. They were congratulated on their new waste plant as the first in the world which can […]

Puerto Rico – What’s Puerto Rico like?

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Whats Puerto Rico like? Puerto Rico suffered serious hurricane damage in September 2017. Hurricane Irma hit first which wrecked the islands of Culebra and Vieques and caused flooding and damage along the north coast. Scarcely a week later, Hurricane Maria, became the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years. Although the damage was […]

St Lucia – What’s St Lucia like?

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Whats St Lucia Like – A perfect holiday destination? St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. It is located in the Eastern Caribbean north of Barbados, between Martinique and St Vincent. The Caribbean laps its western coast and the Atlantic its eastern coast. It is 27 miles long and 14 […]

Cruising the Caribbean Islands

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With each island having its own culture and character, cruising the Caribbean islands is one of the best ways to discover the true charm of the Caribbean. You’ll find wonderful beaches and azure waters throughout the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The Caribbean Islands are perfectly located geographically to allow your cruise to […]