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┬áhusband Chris, our little boy Charlie and Ozzy the Shih Poo. We recently got married in St Lucia.   I have been working…

Posted on Nov 5, 2019
Pre Booking on board activities – Royal Caribbean

We head off on our Caribbean cruise in 6 weeks. Last night I decided it was time to get organised! Its a bit late for me as I normally have everything planned months in advance! This will be our 2nd time on board Allure of the Seas. As a family…

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Posted on Oct 8, 2019
Kochi & Kerala Backwaters Cruising

Tomorrow sees me off on an adventure. I am heading off to India for 2 nights in Cochin at the Taj Malabar Hotel and then transfer to the RV Vaikundam for a 7 night Kerala Backwaters Cruise. Firstly being India I had to arrange a visa. The cost for this…

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Posted on Sep 25, 2019
Great British Service or Not? How do you feel about British Airways?

Im sure you have all seen the latest headlines with the failure of Thomas Cook. A name that has been around since 1841. This has hit the travel industry hard this week but in most cases there has been an outpouring of support for holiday makers and staff alike. As…

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Posted on Sep 3, 2019
Hurricane Season

You have had your cruise of a lifetime booked for a year and a few days before travel you see the news about Hurricane Dorian. What happens? Firstly this time of the year is when Hurricanes are expected in the Caribbean, Florida regions. This isnt to say that they will…

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Posted on Aug 7, 2019
San Diego

We are now back from our Californian Adventure. The one place that really stood out for me was San Diego. I feel its such an underrated city! We travelled from Indio through the San Bernadino Forest. It was a nice journey with plenty of scenery. Starting with desert & Cacti,…

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Posted on Jul 17, 2019
San Diego & Long Beach

After chilling in Indio its time to head to San Diego. Ive heard so many people tell me this is a lovely city that is completely underrated! There are a few cruises that depart from San Diego but not too many. That aside if you are happy to hire a…

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Posted on Jun 19, 2019
Los Angeles

The time has arrived for our Californian Adventure! We head off on Friday to San Francisco for 4 nights. From here we will take a short flight down to Los Angeles. I have heard so many mixed reviews for Los Angeles we have only planned 2 nights here. On arrival…

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Posted on May 31, 2019
Manatees & Florida wildlife

Having spent many holidays in Florida we have seen lots of wildlife on our travels including Pelicans fishing off the coast, Alligators having a leisurely stroll at the Kennedy Space center but the best thing we have seen are the Manatees up in Crystal River. Manatees are also known as…

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Posted on May 15, 2019
Carnival Cruises

I have just booked our first Carnival Cruise. Having never cruised with them before im not too sure what to expect. They market themselves as FUN Ships and im not sure how I feel about it! We have just booked a short 3 night cruise from Long Beach Los Angeles…

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Posted on May 1, 2019
San Francisco

Im now into serious planning mode for my next holiday! I love a plan and when visiting a city I like to maximise our time whilst we are there. We have 4 nights in San Francisco before heading to Los Angeles. We are staying in Union Square and plan to…

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