About Me

Hello from sunny Scotland!! My name is Charlene and I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I am enjoying writing it. I live with my husband Chris, our little boy Charlie and Ozzy the Shih Poo. We recently got married in St Lucia.   I have been working…

Posted on Feb 20, 2018
Norwegian Fjords

I have never been to the Norwegian Fjords but we have just booked a little break on the Fred Olsen Balmoral for May. It is just a short 5 night sailing but as Charlie has a half day at school every Friday and then the Monday & Tuesday are inset…

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Posted on Feb 5, 2018
Labadoozie on Labadee

Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruises visit Labadee in Haiti as their private Island resort. This was our second visit to Labadee and it didnt disappoint. We were up early today to make the most of the great weather on arrival in Labadee Royal Caribbean’s private island resort. As you arrive…

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Posted on Jan 17, 2018
Allure of the Seas – Charlie Age 6

My name is Charlie and I have just been on Allure of the Seas. I have been on 3 other cruises before but this was my favourite. Mummy woke me up really early because we had to get a flight from Edinburgh and then we needed to get on a…

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Posted on Jan 4, 2018
Sunshine Saturday!

You may have seen in the news a recent article claiming this weekend will be known as Sunshine Saturday - WHAT?!! Have you seen the weather? Gale force winds, rain, sleet maybe snow. Trains cancelled, homes without power. There is no chance you're going to want to leave the comfort…

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017
Royal Caribbean – Labadee

As you are reading this I will be cruising the Caribbean on Allure of the Seas. Sorry! Yesterday we stopped off at Labadee also known as Royal Caribbeans private beach escape. The enclosed resort is part of Haiti but it is no reflection of what Haiti is really like. It…

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Posted on Dec 7, 2017
Winter Sunshine

Next week we are heading off to Miami for our first Christmas overseas with Charlie. As Chris & I met whilst we were working overseas as holiday reps this isnt really anything new for us. We are both excited to spend Christmas in the sun rather that the cold weather…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2017
Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi and a Bullet Train

Whilst in Tokyo we took a full day trip out to Mt Fuji and the surrounding area. This really was a full day trip that started at 7.30am. The journey time to Mt Fuji is around 2.5 hours by coach with a short stop at some motorway services for a…

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Posted on Nov 8, 2017
Tokyo – Japan

I am just back from a trip to Tokyo and I am pleased to say it exceeded my expectations and we had an amazing time. We flew out from Heathrow via Hong Kong we left at 5pm UK time and finally arrived into Tokyo at 10pm local time the following…

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Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Disneyland Paris Halloween

I have recently returned from a short break to Disneyland Paris. The weather was fantastic, nice and warm for October. it was really magical to see how excited Charlie was when he got to meet all the different characters. We went a few years ago but this time was different…

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Posted on Oct 5, 2017
Land Tours & Cruising

If you have ever taken a look at the Tailormade  Section on our website you will see we have a huge amount to offer from 2 night hotel stays with FREE tours to 10 night fully escorted land tours combined with a cruise. With so many ships located in far flung…

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