New York New York – Restaurants

One of the things I love about going to a new city is all the new restaurants you can try!  Now we weren’t super adventurous in the places but we did eat very well.  Here are the places we tried out –

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New York New York – Hotel

Seeing as I have now been back from my New York holiday for a couple of weeks I thought I better tell you all about it.  I am going to divide it into sections starting with the hotel first, then I will look at flights, tours, restaurants and shopping.

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Stacey’s Port Guides – Monte Carlo

This week I will be talking about the beautiful port of Monte Carlo.  i hoped to write about New York but my pictures are taking time to upload so I will do this next week!

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Start spreading the news, I’m leaving tonight! Well, almost…

Things are all very exciting this week as I am preparing for my New York trip next week.  I had an unexpected day off today so I went into town and spent about a weeks wage (it felt) in Boots on all of my toiletries.  It will be so funny when myself and the girls get to our suite and line up all of our purchases!  I got a bag for my birthday which I managed to change and also had a wee hair cut.  This afternoon I came home and tidied the house.  It’s amazing how much I get done when Millie is at school!  Once the house was spotless I decided to print off my documents.  I printed my flight ticket, hotel confirmation, ESTA (always good to have a copy), insurance document and our itinerary.  So, I think I am ready!!!  Just six sleeps to go  Here are some pictures of my last time which I will update with my new ones I come back!

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My year in plans… Part One

Anyone who knows me will know I like a good plan.  I am super organised, well I like to think so.  Often that leaves me so busy I can’t fit in any more plans and that is what has happened this year!  So here are my plans for 2017…  So far anyway!

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Stacey’s Port Guides – Barcelona

I have been to Barcelona many times and it is one of my favourite places!  It is such a quick flight and I love the fact that it is a city with a beach attached, the best of both worlds.  If you wanted to visit Barcelona, I would recommend a three night stay before a seven night cruise.  Most cruise lines depart from Barcelona as it is one of the busiest cruise ports in Europe.  You can do it in a day but I would try to stay for longer.  If you do a cruise with a stop in Barcelona then here are my top three excursions –

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Our night in the big smoke!

Last time I was preparing to head down to London for the 2017 Globe Travel Awards and what an amazing time I had!  We stayed at the Grosvenor Park Lane and the hotel was absolutely stunning.  It is in a great location, a huge hotel right in the centre of London.  My train was very delayed getting to London so was a bit of a rush to get to the hotel and changed.  We headed to the Ballroom when ready and headed straight for the VIP section.  We were hosted by MSC and they really treated us like superstars!  The meal was beautiful, we had some beautiful wine and it was great to catch up with old and new friends.

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Travelling the Globe!

I am so excited for tomorrow as I have been invited to London for the annual Globe Travel Awards.  I have never been to an awards ceremony before so I was over the moon to receive an invite from the amazing MSC Cruises.  My plan is to pack in the morning just before travelling as we have been so busy at Cruise HQ I have had no time to organize anything.  My train is booked for 9am from Dumfries to Carlisle and then onto Euston.  I will (hopefully) arrive at around 1pm.  I then need to navigate myself to the Grosvenor House Hotel which is near Park Lane.  I would like to think I am ‘London savvy’ but this is the first time I will be travelling alone.  Once at the hotel I have time to relax for a bit while waiting for my colleague (and one of best friends in the world) to arrive at around 3pm.  I am sure we will have a bottle of wine when she arrives and then we need to be ready for 6pm.

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2016 – the quickest year ever?

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I can’t actually believe that we are just about to celebrate the beginning of another new year.  It feels like we have only just stepped into 2016.  Everyone says when you have children then time just disappears and this is the first year I have felt it.  I have had such an amazing time with Millie, at work and with my great family & friends.  2016 has definitely been the year of travel with a few breaks including taking Millie to Disneyland Paris for her first time.  I managed two breaks with my best friends at work Lou (Erica) & Danielle and also a trip to London with Kevin.

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Stacey’s Port Guides – Stockholm

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I have decided to feature one of my favourite Baltic ports today for my guide.  I really enjoyed the port when I was there.  I decided to do my own thing that day but customers have given great feedback for excursions so I have decided to look into some.  Please find my top three below –

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