Category Archives: World-wide with Kate
We have had a client that has recently returned from a trip to Dublin. Here is his review.............. My girlfriend and I recently took a short break to Dublin as part of my Christmas present. We were really looking forward to some time away but just before the trip we realised that one of our names that was booked on our flight differed from what was written on our passport ( our mistake) We consulted with 'Grove Travel and they were exceptionally helpful. They ca...

Everyone has worries about how to keep their money safe abroad. Check out Sainsbury's Money Matters guide to keep your mind at rest and just do what you do best on holiday: sit back and relax! Original source- Sainsbury's Bank, Money Matters blog - www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/money-matters/keeping-your-money-safe-abroad.shtml

Back in March I was lucky enough to visit Vietnam with my Husband and Son......I know I’m only just getting around to blogging about it but its been a busy time! I tailor made my own itinerary as we wanted to be free to do our own thing, so we flew into Hanoi including a visit to Halong Bay and then down to the beach in Nha Trang and finally on to Saigon. Here are my thoughts on each place I will break into 4 blogs........... Hanoi We first arrived in Hanoi to a...

I recently got the chance to experience a weekend in Cyprus in the resort of Pissouri, which is between Paphos and Limassol. Here are my thoughts................ We arrived in Cyprus to some lovely Winter sunshine and it was 21st November- beautiful! After  a 30 minute transfer to the Columbia Beach Resort we settled into our suites and sat on the terrace overlooking the sea and enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Apollo taverna of local specialities, fresh squid, hal...

 These days is quite difficult to find somewhere not too far from home that isn’t teaming with tourists. If you are looking for that something different but still adventurous with a bit of luxury thrown in then this is it! Hotel Jardin Tecina on the Island of La Gomera. La Gomera is an Island 30 miles off the coast of Tenerife with a forest in the heart creating a lush and unique landscape. The villa type rooms of Jardin Tecina are set among a sprawling, immacu...

Temples, Tuk Tuks and Thai Cooking - Part two The next leg of our journey took us to the island of Phuket, Thailand - its just a one hour 10 minute flight from Bangkok. I had booked the resort of Karon on the South West coast of Phuket staying at Centara Karon and arranged for the hotel to pick us up. On the rainy drive (!) to the hotel it was a complete contrast to Bangkok and the hustle and bustle of the city, relaxed and casual looking. The check in took l...

Temples, Tuk tuks and Thai cooking - Part one I have just returned from an amazing trip to Thailand, it all began in Bangkok............. After a comfortable 12 hour flight to Bangkok on Thai Airways we were met at the airport for our private transfer, 45 minutes later we were greeted by a helpful and friendly member of staff of the Peninsula Hotel and shown to our room on the 21st floor with amazing views over the Chao Phraya River. The Peninsula is the perfect quiet ...

Benidorm??!!
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So, its a bit of a controversial isn't it? I'll bet you are reading thinking yuk, who wants to go to Benidorm?? Its full of "larger louts" and fish, chips and mushy peas??!! Yes, there are certain parts of town that offer that kind of thing if that is what you are after but it doesn't have to be like that. I have just spent 2 weeks at my holiday home in la Nucia, a 10 minute drive inland from the Benidorm Coast and there is so much more than that to offer. If you hire ...

Viva Las Vegas!!!     People say that Vegas is like Marmite …you either love it or hate it. Well I love Marmite and Vegas! Here is why- Where else can you get up in the middle of the night with jet lag go out and have dinner at 2am if you feel like it? Maybe even have a quick game of roulette and make new friends round the table. Go and see some white tigers and lions and then have a look at the Dolphin habitat or swim with sharks in a 22 foot deep sh...

I know thats a bit of a strange title on a travel blog, but for those of you that know me you will know of my love of baking! Last week I tuned in to watch the new Hairy Bikers programme on BBC2 called Bakeation, the perfect programme for me as its like a travel show combined with cooking. I must admit to you all that I don't know an awful lot about Norway (apart from the pop group Ah-Ha ! obviously being a bit of an 80's girl!!) but having seen this show I now wa...