Nautical sayings explained – raise your gin-mast to your futtocks you salty dog!

Nautical sayings explained – raise your gin-mast to your futtocks you salty dog!

Do you know where the ‘booby hatch’ is and why you would use a ‘gash-fanny’? Why crew beg colleagues to swap their ‘IPM’ or are filled with dread when they hear of an upcoming USPH inspection? Read on to have these fascinating nautical sayings explained, understand the training the crew go through and learn a … Read More

Weird And ‘Why?’ Foods From Around The World – Try if you dare!

Weird And ‘Why?’ Foods From Around The World – Try if you dare!

As a self-confessed foodie, I enjoy trying most local delicacies when I travel. I’m happy to sit on pink plastic chairs, surrounded by stray cats if the food is delicious. I love discovering the national dishes and giving them a shot, especially when they are cinnamon buns or waffles…! However, there are some things that … Read More

25 Weird & Wacky Things to do in Norway!

25 Weird & Wacky Things to do in Norway!

We have spent quite a lot of time in Norway, about 6 month in total now, on various cruise itineraries. It’s an interesting country full of contrasts; midnight sun and then complete days of darkness, mountains and fjords, remote farms and large cities. So I guess it also makes sense that they have some weird … Read More

Fun Facts About Iceland

Fun Facts About Iceland

It’s on many people’s bucket lists – as I keep being told…but how much do you really know about the intriguing country of Iceland? Did you know they have a penis museum? Or that they eat boiled sheep heads? Having heard so many fun facts about Iceland from various tour guides this week, I thought … Read More

30 Fun Facts about Cruising

30 Fun Facts about Cruising

So, I thought I’d change up my weekly posts a little to bring you 30 fun facts about cruising. I could just list a whole heap of stats on ship size/length/weight etc, which, whilst still pretty amazing, is possibly not quite as interesting as some of the more random facts I’ve pulled together below. I … Read More

Visiting St Petersburg – The good, the bad and the ugly!

Visiting St Petersburg – The good, the bad and the ugly!

Visiting St Petersburg in Russia was high up on my bucket list for many years. It’s that city which is steeped in monumental history, buildings which are an architect’s dream, arts like no other in the world, all wrapped up in a culture completely foreign and a little intriguing to us. So its not surprising … Read More

First time cruise checklist – don’t make these mistakes!

First time cruise checklist – don’t make these mistakes!

Cruising can feel like a whole other world of holidaying when it’s your first time. But when everyone is doing it, even your Great-Aunty Sally, and the Johnsons down the road, surely you’re missing out if you don’t give it a go. Follow this first time cruise checklist and you’ll step on board feeling like … Read More

Cruise Ports of Iceland

Cruise Ports of Iceland

There are many cruise ports of Iceland, but not all of them are able to take large cruise ships. I’ll be writing about the ports we visited on our itinerary, which started in Bergen, Norway. These are Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Isafjordur and Reykjavik. I know most people are keen to know when the best time to … Read More

Why I love living in Penang, Malaysia

Why I love living in Penang, Malaysia

When my husband Beven first suggested we consider living in Penang, I have to admit, I needed to jump onto Google maps. I grew up in the UK and it’s not exactly somewhere that’s on people’s bucket lists nor had I ever seen a package holiday advertised for there…cos, that’s how we knew where everything … Read More