A Luxury Short Break at The Scarlet Hotel

The Scarlet Hotel Cornwall

I've known about The Scarlet Hotel for some time as it's right next to the sprawling but very lovely Bedruthan Steps Hotel & Spa  in Mawgan Porth in Cornwall. When we were there last year, we said to each other that by hook or by crook we would endeavour to visit The Scarlet Hotel as it seemed so idyllic - and that was just from the

Off to Las Vegas in November

Venetian Las Vegas

Yay! We managed to earn enough Virgin Flying Club Points to buy ourselves one free flight to Vegas! And with a bit of scrimping and saving and less impulse-buying in the supermarket, the other flight has been secured too - so Vegas, here we come! I can't wait!We've been to Las Vegas with Virgin Holidays before and stayed at The Venetian. We absolutely loved it

The Aegean Village in Kos

Aegean Village

We had a lovely holiday in July at The Aegean Village  in Kardamena in Kos. The place was absolutely immaculate and our rooms had fab views right over the complex, the beach and the sea beyond. We all had lovely big balconies too - a great bonus! The rooms were much more luxurious than your average 'resort' hotel rooms and were amongst the best we'd ever

Ocean Hotel – Butlins

My daughter Maddie & her boyfriend Lee have recently returned from a short spa break at the Ocean Hotel in Butlins, Bognor Regis - here's what they had to say. "I didn't know what to expect exactly because I’d never been to a Butlins of any kind before but we were pleasantly surprised!The room we stayed in was called an Atlantis room and altough there were

Airport Parking and Hotels at Heathrow

Our recent break in Rome turned out to be one of the best city breaks we’ve ever had.  It probably all boiled down to everything going to plan from start to finish.Due to our morning check-in at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 we decided to stay at a hotel close-by and take advantage of an inclusive hotel and parking deal at the same time.  Airport Parking and

Our City Break In Rome

Several years ago Mrs C expressed a wish to visit Rome. Years passed and various holidays became yet more bars on the global gate until a ‘special’ birthday gave us the opportunity to arrange a ‘special’ trip to see the city she had wished to see for so long.There appears to be a rather common myth that Rome isn’t the easiest of places to get to

Ripa Hotel in Rome

One very excited 'not so young' lady here! Off to Rome on Thursday for a 'Big Birthday' and can't wait. We're staying at a hotel called the Ripa Hotel which is smack bang in the middle of everything in the historical Travestere area. It's near loads of bars, cafes & restaurants and is also only a cheap 20 minute direct train ride away from Fiumicino

Travelex Cash Passport – Avoid Avoid

When is a travel card not a travel card?  When it’s a Travelex Cash Passport!Why would ANYONE choose to use a Pre-Load Travel Card?  Come on, think about it!  If you were about to go off travelling around the world to far-flung and exotic locations, where beautiful scenery, breathtaking, heartstopping experiences and lifelong memories are there for the taking, you’d want a system whereby you