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Rosemary Chawke

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Can you imagine that amazing holiday you've always dreamed of?

With over 23 years’ experience in the travel industry I can help make your dream come true. I specialise in celebration holidays, weddings abroad and honeymoons. I got married in Mauritius and honeymooned in South Africa, so if you are thinking of getting married abroad I have first-hand experience to help plan your 'Big Day'.
I have travelled extensively to many destinations throughout my career including: Mauritius, South Africa, Dubai, USA (New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Florida) South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and many European cities. I have also cruised in the Med.

I'm well known in Tipperary and beyond for offering a high level of customer care and personal touch. Because of this, I have a huge loyal customer following, most of whom have recommended me to family and friends.

Whether you just need a flight to Barcelona or a last minute holiday to the sun or family holiday I can help. I also have deals on accommodation, so if you need to know the best Dubai or New York Hotels for a last minute city break or a luxury weekend away for a special anniversary or birthday please don’t hesitate to contact me. Being a Travel Counsellor affords me the very latest technology and access to over 400 international suppliers which means that I can offer you the very best choice and value for money when it comes to your holiday. I can tailor make the perfect holiday to suit your needs!

I work from home which means I can deal with enquiries at a time that suits you, including evenings and weekends. I appreciate my clients lead busy lifestyles and don’t need the hassle of traffic, inadequate parking and endless queues in a travel agent or spend endless hours surfing the net.

Back in November 2006, I was awarded the prestigious award for 'Best Newcomer’ to Travel Counsellors Ireland. In February 2007, I was honoured to achieve Gold Status which is awarded in recognition of excellence in customer service and I am happy to say I have retained it every year since. We have a fantastic new app which is free to download and gives our clients the freedom to view their enquiries, make payments, and access their booking documents at home and abroad.

If you are planning a trip and could do with some friendly and professional advice please give me a call or drop me an email and I would be delighted to help arrange your travel plans.


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Norwegian Epic Adventure

27 September 2021

To say I was excited was an understatement. After almost 2 years of no international travel I was invited as a guest on board Norwegian Epic with some of my Travel Counsellor colleagues to experience what was an amazing trip from start to finish. We set sail from Barcelona to Sardinia and returned to Barcelona for a 4 night duration as part of their inaugural return to seas sailing. I flew from Dublin to Barcelona with Ryanair from Terminal 1 and returned from Barcelona with Aer Lingus into Terminal 2. I did find Terminal 1 a lot busier as there was a lot of flights departing a the same time. I would definitely recommend a 3 hour check in to give yourself plenty of time to get through security and allow for any queues or delays. It is vital to be prepared and have all your documents both digitally on your phone and as a back up bring a paper copy. I must say I felt very comfortable on both flights. On arrival in Barcelona everything went very smoothly our Spanish Passenger locator QR codes were scanned and we collected our bags and off into arrivals. It was such a lovely feeling to feel the heat when we went outside the airport for our transfer pick up. It was great to have that holiday feeling back again. Norwegian Cruise Lines Representatives were waiting for us at the Cruise Port. I have to say everything was so well organised. We all had to prebook for our Antigen Tests and the whole process was very quick and efficient. Before I knew it I was walking up the steps to board Norwegian Epic. I checked in to my Balcony Cabin, dropped the bags and went to explore the ship. The excitement. I was like a child. The stateroom was decorated in white and teal colours. Having a balcony was a real bonus i loved sitting out their when leaving port in the evening watching the sunset. The bed was so comfortable. The facilities on board Norwegian Epic were fantastic. For kids or big kids... the Aqua Park and slide was so much fun, the climbing wall, shopping malls, casinos it had so much to offer. The gym and spa with their fantastic views out to sea. At night Norwegian Epic certainly was alive and had so much choice to offer us. The Broadway shows we went to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Burn the Floor, both were fantastic, the bars and clubs, the Cavern Club, Howl at the Moon, O Sheehan's Bar, the Ice Bar and the Adults Only Spice H20's Ibiza Beach Club. It was fantastic to be back dancing the night away again even if my feet ached for days when I came home it was definitely worth it. The dining options were just WOW. The choice was amazing. The speciality restaurants are well worth the experience. I didn't get to experience all of them over the few days but certainly plenty of options available on a 7 night Cruise you certainly wont be disappointed. My favourite had to be I would highly recommend a Cruise Holiday with Norwegian Cruise Lines for both couples and families alike. My experience on RETURN TO TRAVEL was a very pleasant experience and Norwegian EPIC was a wonderful way to return to travel. If you would like more information on Norwegian Epic or any of Norwegian Cruise Lines other ships or destinations please do get in touch and i will be delighted to share my experience and knowledge with you.

Family Holiday in the South of France

22 July 2019

We are just back from our family holiday in Argles sur Mer in the Languedoc region of the South of France. This year we decide to do a camping holiday and we stayed at Camping La Front de Mar. This beautiful area was approx. 30mins from Perpignan airport and very accessible, you have the option if you would like to hire a car to explore but it’s not necessary as everything is in walking distance to you. The camp site we stayed was Camping La Front de Mer. It was a lovely campsite and not too big although there was plenty to do as it had it’s own mini water park with 6 different types of slides. It also had a very good indoor pool with more slides. Around the pool it was always possible to find sun beds and the pool was open from 10am until 7pm daily. The campsite had a kid’s club during the day as well to keep everyone entertained and in the evenings, they had nightly entertainment onsite. There was a supermarket on site which was good for the basic things like bread and milk, but I would recommend taking a visit to the bigger supermarket to get all your essentials, which is only a 20-minute walk from the campsite or 10 minutes by bike. The beach was across the road from the campsite and we were beside the town of Argles Sur Mer. We hired bikes which took us everywhere and I would highly recommend this as it is around €35 per week per adult (€28 euro per child) and there are cycling paths everywhere. There is a beautiful port area in Argles Sur Mer which offers seafood restaurants, a selection of cafes, bars and shops and lots of ice-cream shops which my kids visited on many occasions with their pocket money in the evenings. At night-time the locals had their stalls which varied from arts and crafts to jewellery and food stalls. It was lovely to stroll around the area at night and take in the atmosphere. Also, every second Wednesday they put on a firework display at 11pm. Argles Sur Mer had a busier resort along the seafront which had a wider variety of restaurants, bars and shops that came to life at night-time. The beach at Argles Sur Mer was beautiful lovely to swim in and never overcrowded. We did a couple of excursions while on holidays and one of my favourites was a boat trip to the beautiful town of Coule. It was around 30 mins away by boat, costing €14 per adult and €8 per child. This also accessible by bus but I thought the boat trip was lovely. Coule is a picturesque town full of culture and pebbled streets that are lined with cafes and restaurants. You could easily pass a couple of hours here. The Aquapark is a fun family day out and easily accessible. For those looking for a more adventurous day out I would recommend a trip to the Pyrenees and the nearby town of Perpignan is a must if you are looking for art and culture. I would highly recommend this campsite for a family holiday as it was very relaxed and easy going with everything you could need at your fingertips. If you would like to find out more this type of holiday, please contact me on 052 62 29812 or email

Family Camping Holiday in Costa Brava

16 July 2018

This year our family holiday took us to Castel Montgri campsite in L'Estartit. My kids just love the mobile home style holiday, the freedom, the safety, and eating Alfresco at the mobile! L'Estartit is a beautiful area of the Costa Brava. It’s just a 40min transfer from Girona airport and a taxi cost approx. €70 each way. You don’t need to have a car as it’s very accessible to all the surrounding areas. The campsite offers a free bus to the centre running from 9am - 6pm daily and there is also a local bus stop right outside the campsite to bring you to all the nearby towns. L'Estartit is only a 12-minute walk from the campsite and here you have the beach, harbour and lots of bars and restaurants. There is a market there every Thursday morning and well worth a visit for all the bargains and souvenirs. The beach is beautiful and never too crowded with lovely beach bars situated along the strand. The Campsite is very hilly and for that reason only, I would not recommend this site to families with small kids or those with walking difficulties. It is ideal for all other ages even teens as there is much to do for them with clubs, disco in the evening and all very safe. One of the highlights for my kids was that the pools stayed open till midnight and Lifeguards were always on duty. There was a total of 3 pools all very different. The Panorama pool has a diving board and slide and water fountain. At night a lot of the entertainment was around this area and they also showed all the sports here on the big screen and movies during the day. The Ombra pool had a big twisty slide in it and my two kids loved it. The third pool was called La Bassa which was my favourite, it has a real rain forest feel to it. Very tropical! The campsite ran an excellent entertainment programme with something for everyone. Water aerobics, aerobics in the morning and lots going on for both adults and kids. They also have a mini golf area, tennis courts, soccer pitch, basketball and a mini outdoor gym. On site there is a supermarket which is very convenient, and Lidl is only a 10minute walk from the campsite. We stayed in a 3 bed Titania mobile which was very comfortable and spacious with air conditioning, decking and BBQ; we loved barbecuing in the evening time. I would highly recommend the accommodation, service and location on the campsite and the reps of the company we travelled with; they couldn't do enough for us to make our stay a memorable one. One of the excursions we did was the safari cruise, a 2-hour boat trip costing €20 euro per person. We got to snorkel, dive and they had an inflatable slide in the water, it was great fun and I would highly recommend this trip. Another excursion was to the Aqua Brava Aquatic Park. A great day out for all the family and buses operate from the campsite. After being to Bela Italia in Lake Garda last year I thought we were going to find it hard to find a campsite as good, but I can certainly say Castel Montgri surpassed all my expectations, we thoroughly enjoyed it and most definitely will return.

Montego Bay Jamaica

30 May 2017

We flew with Virgin Airlines into Montego Bay. I booked the bulk head seats which gave the extra leg room and certainly makes all the difference. Entertainment on board was excellent – I managed to watch 2 movies and relax and have a nap. When we arrived in Jamaica Montego Bay airport, we were met by Torrence and his lovely team from the Jamaican Tourist Board. They transferred us to our hotel the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay which only took 20 mins, so nice and short. We stayed at the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, a fabulous resort. It’s a destination in itself, set on 400 acres with two miles of beachfront. Our accommodation was in one of the Royal Villas. This was a 7-bedroom villa that can cater for up to 14 people. The villas feel like a home away from home with all the fantastic facilities of this resort which includes the largest award-winning spa oasis in Jamaica, an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, an equestrian centre with 28 horses and the Sugar Mill, awarded as Jamaica’s best restaurant. The villas are ideal for a large group of friends or extended family whereas the apartment style rooms or suites are best suited for honeymooners. We had our own golf buggy to get around the resort and what fun and adventure this brought to the trip. Each villa has its own personal cook, housekeeper and butler. We were spoilt with our Ruby, Valerie and Devon who looked after us all so well. The breakfast that Ruby served up to us was delicious and so tasty. It included fresh fruit, juices, bacon, eggs, pancakes, toast and everyday she made a yummy cake for us; blue berry muffins, toffee cake, banana cake and lots more. Nothing was too much trouble. I experienced one of the most fun and exciting excursions that Jamaica has to offer – a sunset catamaran cruise where we got to snorkel amongst some sea turtles. We swam, danced and laughed whilst enjoying an amazing Jamaican meal on board with some rum cocktails – very tasty. Some of the group went on excursions to Mystic Mountain, Dunn’s River Falls and the Good Hope Estate and Rose Hall Great House. Jamaica really has plenty to offer other than relaxing by the beach or pool, so if you are a more active person you certainly won’t be bored. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great over the weekend but with all these activities available it wasn't an issue. In the morning’s I enjoyed some leisurely walks along the beach front with my Travel Counsellors colleagues. We enjoyed lazy days on the beach soaking up the rays of sunshine and enjoying the odd rum cocktail which were served to us on our sunbeds. In the evenings, we danced the nights away to the sound of the Bob Marley. I had so much fun with all my old Gold Travel Counsellors colleagues and it was lovely to meet many new Gold TC’s also and all the fabulous suppliers that joined us on this fantastic trip. It’s times like this that makes me so proud to be part of the Travel Counsellors family. All the hard work and dedication is so worthwhile to be rewarded with an amazing trip like this. Jamaica is a fabulous destination with something to suit everyone. If you would like to find out more just get in touch and I would be delighted to share my experiences with you. Yeah Mon!

Family Fun in Lake Garda

01 May 2018

This year our family holiday took us to the Bela Italia Campsite in Lake Garda. It was a different experience for us as a family as we had never done the camping style holiday before. We always did All-Inclusive in Spain or Portugal but I felt this year the children were older and were looking for something different. We just fell in love with Italy. The little village of Pescheria was so picturesque. We were staying nearby so it was very easy to either walk or cycle into Pescheria in the evening. There are so many beautiful restaurants and ice cream shops and those lovely cobbled streets and shops to stroll around in the evening. We stayed at the Bella Italia Campsite, a fabulous site - very big, but well spread out. It has a selection of bungalows, apartments, hotels, mobile homes and tents all well laid out on site. We stayed in the mobiles which were very spacious and had a lovely deck where we spend a lot of time. We used to love barbecuing in the evening time. The complex itself has so much to offer for all age groups. It has lots of little playgrounds dotted around the camp site, and 4 pool areas with plenty of slides and water chutes. There’s plenty of sun beds in each area - take note it does get very busy in high season and can be difficult to get sun beds by the pool. During the day, there is lots of entertainment for the kids including an onsite kids club with a soccer school and many other sports activities. In the evening, they always have entertainment for the kids and the adults in the main entertainment area. There are also three other restaurants on site and a sports bar, pizzeria, supermarket (great choice and reasonable) and bike hire. There’s direct access to the Lake from the complex. At night, there’s often entertainment down on the lake including fireworks displays. There’s a nice selection of bars and restaurants along the lake which are very child friendly. During the day, you could hire out pedal boats, jet skis etc. We hired the pedal boats twice and the kids just loved it. We chose not to hire a car, to be honest if you are flying into Verona airport you really don't need car hire. The transfer is approx. 30 mins to the campsite and taxis are very easy to get. However, if you chose to fly into Bergamo airport car hire might be a better option. This is approx. 1 hr 10 mins away and a return taxi could cost €130 each way. We also went to Garda Land one of the evenings. The weather was so hot we chose to go in the evening. The cost for the evening ticket is 20 Euro between 5.30 and 11pm. I would definitely recommend doing this as the rides are not too busy from 9pm onwards. We also went to the Aqua Park and Movie Land. There is a ticket you can get which combines both parks at a cost of 28 Euro per person and there is a bus that leaves outside the campsite at 10am and drops you back at 6.30pm. We visited Sirmone one of the days. Took the local bus from the Campsite, a 15 minute journey. Sirmone is so picturesque and quaint. I would definitely recommend a trip here. The ice cream is to die for. Another day we visited Verona. Again, there is a bus from outside the camp site takes approx. 50 mins. Beautiful city.The hop on hop off bus is a great way to see the city. I would definitely recommend the Bella Italia Complex and Lake Garda as a great choice for a great family holiday destination.

Amazing Argentina

02 April 2016

After flying Business Class with KLM Airlines to Buenos Aires I was so excited to explore this wonderful city. We had a very busy itinerary ahead of us with so much to see in the 8 days. I knew it was going to be an amazing journey. On arrival we met with our Tour Guide Francesca and our driver transferred to the Alvear Art Hotel which is approx. 40 minutes from the airport. We spent the first night at this lovely city centre hotel. The first day we did a sightseeing tour of the city including a short walking tour of La Boca, the Buenos Aires' neighbourhood famed for its colourful houses, its tango and its soccer team and it is the one spot that makes every visitor's agenda. Messi is their hero. We visited the Metropolitan Church which is the main Catholic Church in Buenos Aires where Pope Francis was bishop there for 12 years before he was ordained Pope. We stopped by the Parliament Building and saw the Casa Rosada were Evita Peron, the First Lady, lived with her husband President Juan Peron. We also had a stroll down Florida Street which I would highly recommend for a bit of shopping with its amazing malls, shops, clothes, leather and souvenirs shops you are bound to find a bargain We went on a fabulous tour of Cementerio de La Recoleta, it’s a popular attraction and a must on every tourists list. We wandered around in this amazing city of the dead where countless streets are lined with impressive statues and marble. We hunted down Evita’s grave as all visitors try to do. Don’t forget your camera there are some great photo ops here. We then headed to the domestic airport and took a flight to Bariloche which was a 2 hr flight. On arrival at Bariloche we met our tour guide Veronica and we headed to the Design Suites just outside the town of Barilcohe. The hotel is split into 4 different blocks and is built on a hill. I don’t recommend that you bring high heels here as the walk down to reception is very steep. The hotel has a shuttle bus, but our room was in the furthest block and of course I had the heels on in the evenings! The next morning after breakfast we headed off on a tour of the scenic area surrounding Bariloche We stopped at several look out points along the way including Lopez Bay and Punto Panoramico. We took a ride on the chairlift up Cerro Campanario, one of my highlights of the trip. The views were breathtaking and it is voted as one of the “Top Ten Views of the World”. We stopped at the souvenir/coffee shop for some Hot Chocolate to warm ourselves up before we took the chair lift back down the mountain. Cost of the lift ticket is approx. 100 peso and well worth it. This region is great for hiking too. A top tip for anyone visiting Barlioche is always have a warm jacket and proper walking shoes all year round. Other attractions along the way included Llao Llao Hotel, the Circuit Chico regional area which has all the crafts and pottery of the region. We stopped for lunch at the Casco Art Hotel located in one of the most beautiful spots in Patagonia, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. The hotel has a collection of more than 500 paintings and sculptures of Argentine Art. The rooms have fabulous view of the lake. Another one of my favourite hotels was the Charming Luxury Lodge ideal for families or couples and only 7km from the centre of Barioche or 12km from the Ski slopes. The lodges offer self-catering facilities with a kitchen and living area. That evening we had dinner at a local restaurant and sampled some of the local pubs. After a lovely nights seep, we took a full day tour to Villa La Angostura on the opposite side of the Nahuel Huapi lake. A laid-back village in the heart of the Patagonia region, Villa La Angostura is the perfect escape for holidaymakers who love the alpine feel of misty mountain forests. Nibble on locally made artisan goodies while you breathe in the crisp Andes air. Ski lovers and snowboarders will fall in love with Villa La Angostura in the winter—it's an absolute fairyland. We visited a couple of hotels along the way. My favourite was Luna Casa de Montana, the most charming place to stay. It is a quaint little family run boutique hotel with amazing views. You get that personalised attention from the moment you walk in. . We took a stroll around the town and visited some of the Chocolate shops and picked up some souvenirs. We managed to find an Irish pub called Finnegan's where we enjoyed a nice Beer before we headed back to Bariloche. That evening we had dinner at La Marmite a restaurant specialising in fondue. The next day after breakfast we headed back to the airport for our 2 hour flight back to Buenos Aires. We had some free time that evening so we did a bit of shopping at the Galleria Pacifico which is only 2 blocks from the hotel. That night we went to the Complejo Tango show which was the perfect way to end our stay in Buenos Aires. We really enjoyed the food, the music and the show. This was definitely one of the highlights of my stay in Buenos Aires. The next day after a leisurely breakfast it was time to pack the bags and say goodbye to what was an Amazing stay in Argentina. I had a fabulous time and will certainly return and take in the Iguazu falls and Rio de Janeiro in the not too distant future.

Fabulous Dubai

19 December 2013

In September I travelled to Dubai on a work trip with Emirates Airlines and the Dubai Tourism Board. We started off our journey travelling Business Class which was such a treat. On arrival we were transferred to the Sofitel -The Palm. Transfer time was approximately 45 minutes from the airport. Our first 2 nights’ accommodation in Dubai was at the Sofitel the Palm. Newly opened in July 2013 this 5 star luxury hotel offers a French Polynesian island theme. It is an excellent choice for both couples and families and has a fabulous kids club. The rooms are either Palm or Sea View and the staff couldn’t do enough to make our stay very special. On our first day we visited the Fairmont – the Palm and Atlantis the Palm resort. We spent the afternoon at the Aquaventure water park and the Aquarium, great fun for both adults and children. We visited the Dubai Mall entertainment centre, the world’s largest shopping mall. The entertainment centre has so much to offer both adults and children Kidzania, Sega Republic, Dubai Ice Rink and Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo you could definitely spend a full day here no problem. The big treat of the trip was High tea at “ At. Mosphere” in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world with over 170 floors. The lift whisked us up to the 122nd floor in less than 1 minute. The scenery was spectacular. We sampled the luxurious high tea and a glass of bubbly served followed by amazing treats. I would highly recommend this experience cost is approx 90 Euro per person. One morning we did the city tour of Dubai where we visited the old quarter of Dubai, Al Bastakiya, and we also enjoyed a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek visiting the exciting spice market and shopped for bargains in the Gold Souk. While there we stopped to visit many of the most popular hotels in Dubai and I would be delighted to share my experience with you. I will definitely return to Dubai again and take the family with me. It is a fantastic destination. I would recommend it for a winter destination with fantastic weather and something to offer everyone.


02 April 2016

In May 2012 I was lucky enough to experience my 2nd visit to this wonderful Island getaway. The first time I was there was in March 2005 when my fiancé and I headed off to get married in Mauritius. Paradise was awaiting us. That's how I describe it to anyone. It is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The people are so friendly they cannot do enough to make your stay so memorable. We got married a couple of days after we arrived. The wedding co-ordinators were so nice they organised everything for us and being a travel agent with experience in this area, it meant I knew what to ask for! We got married in a tiny little church and even though it was just the two of us that travelled, our wedding day could not have been more perfect. We stayed at the Maratim Hotel which was beautiful. We had our photos taken on the beach back at our hotel and every time I show them to people they admit to getting jealous! Mauritius will enchant you; it will uplift your soul, making you feel that you belong to the chosen few. You will enjoy personal attention and behind each smile lies the promise of a unique holiday. The island, set in its turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Mauritius has a lot to offer to the holiday maker. It has the most amazing hotels, white sandy beaches, and fantastic water sports, great golf courses plenty of shopping and you must pay a visit to some of the Spas, where you can put yourself into the capable hands of expert.. Spas are now regarded as a must on most people's holiday wish-list. Mauritius is very popular for weddings and honeymooners. If you are looking for a very special place to spend your honeymoon, Mauritius is definitely the place for you. Every hotel on the island offers extensive wedding and honeymoon packages and they can also help you in organising every single detail of the ceremony. Everything is possible. You can choose to have an intimate, private occasion or a more adventurous way of exchanging vows. On a sunny beachside, under the sea or in the sky, Mauritius will transform your wedding or your honeymoon into an unforgettable moment just like it did for us. I would definitely recommend people to stay at least on a half board basis if not All Inclusive. It is expensive to eat out in Mauritius and the All Inclusive option is definitely well worth doing. We flew to South Africa to spend the second week of our honeymoon. I have been to South Africa three times since. What more can I say. If you are looking for plenty to do I would highly recommend it as a holiday destination and it is a great combination with Mauritius for your honeymoon. When I recently returned to Mauritius to attend the Gold Travel Counsellors Conference, this time I stayed at the 5 star Beachcomber Paradis Hotel; a wonderful property. The service in the hotel was top class and the food was amazing. On this visit I explored the island and all it has to offer. I took the half day Catamaran Cruise which was a fabulous trip where we had a BBQ lunch on board and swam with the dolphins; a fantastic experience. Another day I did the Tour of the Islands South West and we travelled through the Champagne Forest, stopped at the Grand Bassin which is a sacred lake to the Hindu community. We then travelled through the mountains towards the coast at Black River Gorges and its waterfalls. The Mauritian people always have a friendly smile and offer a wonderful service. The only way I can describe MAURITIUS is PARADISE. For more information, please contact me.

Family Holiday to Alcudia Majorca

07 October 2008

On the 30th Aug 2008 my husband, little daughter and I travel spent a 1week family holiday on the lovely island of Majorca. I stayed at the Lagotel Hotel and Apartments. I stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was very spacious and cleaned on a daily basis. The food at the hotel was very good. It was a buffet service with a great choice everyday. I would highly recommend doing Half Board. The complex was excellent for families. Great on site kids club and creche for toddlers. Lovely playground and great evening entertainment. The apartments were a 15minute stroll to the beach in Playa de Murro. The beach was beautiful and was as good as any of the Caribbean beaches with lovely white sand and crystal blue water. There was a good choice of water sports and great for walking as it went on for miles. Playa de Murro itself has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants but a little further a field is the resort of Alcudia which has a wider selection of bars, restaurants, nite clubs and shops. I would definitely recommend Playa de Murro for both a family and a couples holiday. Also a very good choice or a short break in the sun. Palma city is only a stone throw away and we decided to visit here for the day. This cosmopolitan city, and capital of the island, stretches around a lovely bay. It has a busy, promenade and everything one would expect of a fine old city - museums, art galleries, designer boutiques, and a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The harbour and old town’s narrow streets are home to stunning architecture. Palma is a great place in which to spend a day or to take a short break. Majorca was a perfect destination for a great family holiday.

Barbados May 2008

02 April 2016

In May 2008 I visited the beautiful island of Barbados. Barbados has so much to offer. It has lots of art, activities, nightlife, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere. But what makes Barbados even more special, and now I know the reason why so many visitors keep returning to the island year after year, is the people. Barbadians, called Bajans, are warm and friendly souls, always ready to greet you with a sincere smile. Barbadians make you feel welcome and special, in this lovely Caribbean Island. You will feel it's your home and will want to come back again and again. There is so much to see and do - it is not all about the beaches. I did spend a lot of time lazing by the beach and swimming in the crystal blue waters but I also did get to explore the island. One day we took a jeep safari trip around the island. We saw how the locals live, the sugar cane factories and the old plantation houses. I would highly recommend this trip and our guide was so much fun. Another day we took a boat trip around the island and got to swim with the turtles which was another great day out. Barbados really is a tiny island but it has so much to offer. If you are a lover of watersports you will love Barbados. On the West Coast, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. Coral reefs fringe the Barbados shoreline to provide excellent snorkelling and Scuba Diving. Along the Atlantic Ocean east coast, a lively surf is blown briskly by the strong and constant winds and the waves pound against a rocky shore. The constant breeze of the trade wind gives Barbados a mild and pleasant tropical climate. The best times to visit the island is between November and May. Hurricance season is anytime between July and Oct The nightlife in Barbados has got something to offer everyone. There is a vast choice of restaurants for every taste and budget. And if you're still looking to dance the night away there are waterfront bars, night-life, music, gaming - and more than 1,000 rum shops to consider. (Rum was actually first distilled in Barbados) Barbados is an island that caters for everyone; honeymooners, families, singles and couples. I would highly recommend this Island and its people can't do enough to make your visit a wonderful experience. Barbados is one of my favourite holiday destinations.

Barcelona Short City Break

17 August 2008

I took my husband to Barcelona in February. The main reason for going was so that we could take in a match at the Nou Camp. On the Sunday we went to see Barcelona play in the New Camp. Great atmosphere. We also did the tour of the stadium the following day. We found it easy enough to get tickets for the match. We went to the stadium 2 hours before the match and bought the tickets at the ticket box. Barcelona has so much to be excited about. Within minutes of our first walk along Las Ramblas the atmosphere was magic. This long street just fizzes with energy. The street is filled with spectacular shows and performers that go on almost every minute of the day and night. We enjoyed a beer while watching the buskers and street performers. The old city of Barcelona encloses the cleanest and loveliest city I have visited. The streets and buildings were all graffiti and litter free. The buildings and architecture is amazing. We took a city tour on the hop on hop off tourist bus and were explained some of the history surrounding the city. Excellent value for money and we saw all the sights close up. We visited one of the most unusual churches in Christian architecture. Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada Familia. Amazing building and it is still not completed. Barcelona has also got a beautiful waterfront where you will find a selection of beautiful bars and restaurants and a big shopping mall. We walked along the waterfront. It is about 3km in length. It used to be Barcelona’s old Port. The night life is excellent and has definitely got something to offer for everyone. I would happily return to Barcelona for a nice short break. It is has got so much to offer and has the option of doing a 2 centre holiday along the coast of the Costa Dorada.

Honeymoon in South Africa

10 January 2009

Travel in South Africa is one great adventure after another: from Kruger Park safaris to the epic coastal Garden Route; from the bright lights of Cape Town to the sweeping Drakensberg Mountains; from vineyards to deserts and from beaches to the bush. It really is 'the world in one country’. Whether you choose to stay in an internationally recognised South African hotel, bed and breakfast, lodge, guest house or resort you are assured of excellent service, good food and sound sleep We stayed in Cape Town for the first couple of nights. The waterfront area is a lovely area to stay it is very central to everything and it is safe. There are so many trips you can do. Take a trip up Table Mountain in a cable car. Take a boat trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was in prison. Take a trip to the winelands. Definitely a must and you can even do an over night. There is great shopping in Cape Town and plenty of bars and restaurants to suit everyone. After a couple of days in Cape Town I would recommend you hiring a car and driving the Garden Route. They drive on the same side of the road as we do. Along the garden route you will enjoy national parks, open savannas, ostrich farms, sweeping mountain views and then settle back at sunset with a glass of your favourite tipple. You can not go to South Africa without experiencing a safari trip. You will enjoy staying at a luxury lodge. All meals and game drives are included during your stay. A 2 night stay is perfect and you will have the opportunity of getting to see the Big Five. South Africa is my Number One Holiday Destination. Tempted?? Give me a call for more information.

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