Miami and Fort Lauderdale

When planning a holiday in February/March, two things spring to mind as someone who lives in Europe: Ski break, or winter sun. I’ve broken too many bones and had too many injuries to truly opt for the first option, so after my Dad and brother booked to go skiing in France, my Mum and I decided to go to Florida for some Caribbean sun. Sandwiched either side of our Caribbean cruise was a little time to see a bit more of Florida that I haven’t yet made it to, so, before we spent a couple of days in Fort Lauderdale, and on the way back to the airport, we took an all important pit stop at a Miami mall. Continue reading

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Cruising is most definitely something that I could get used to. In theory, it’s not completely my bag, but there is a great sense of enjoyment that comes from falling asleep in one place and waking up in another, especially when you do it in luxury. The last stop on our Caribbean cruise before we hightailed it back to Miami was St. Maarten. The last island of the journey, and second to last destination of our trip. I’d started to get the hang of the early starts, and the big breakfasts, and the heat.

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St. Johns, Antigua

I’ve wanted to visit Antigua for a while.  For me, Antigua is a proper Caribbean island. It’s one of the big holiday destinations I’ve dreamed of going to. I’ve watched many a cricket game on the TV broadcast from St. Johns and thought I’d really like to visit there one day. My Mum had said the same, so when we saw the cruise that went there, we decided that was the one for us. St. Johns was the fourth of our 5 island stops, and instead of blindly wandering around the island, we organised a tour in advance and joined 4 others in a detailed and informative island tour.

*It’s taken a long time to get back round to posting this. In light of recent events, I decided now was the perfect time to write about our amazing day. <! Continue reading

Roseau, Dominica

Dominica, the island I had been most looking forward to visiting, the island that wowed me most while I was there, the island that made me want to go back, and the island that instantly became my favourite. It is easy to see how it got the name ‘The Nature Isle’, and of all the islands, it is the one that I am most pleased we got a tour for!

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Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

Do you know what is great to celebrate with a beer, in the sun, on a Caribbean Island? Pay day. Yep, that is what I did on the second stop of our cruise ship. St. Kitts and Nevis is a volcanic island full of friendly people, and while it has lots of beaches (if we’re honest, doesn’t every Caribbean Island) we shunned that in favour of seeing more of the capital Bassetterre, and spending money.  Continue reading

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

When you think of the Caribbean, you think of white sandy beaches, and clear blue waters. You think of palm tress and coconuts. You think of doing nothing all day but relaxing in the sun, in the warmth, with a book, taking the odd dip in the sea. Well, you’re pretty much thinking of the British Virgin Islands. Continue reading

Friday Favourites: Top Cruise Tips

Welcome to another edition of Friday Favourites. Last time, I talked all about my favourite destinations within North America, and was all ready to think about going down under for my next post. Between then and now, I went on a cruise, and thought it would be fun (and hopefully) useful to do a post on all my favourite cruise tips that I collected and found helpful when I was away.

Friday favourites is a fortnightly post featuring travel tips, guides, advice, and thoughts based on my travel experiences!

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