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Trevi Fountain


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Destination Europe

Our top places to visit in Rome

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September 10, 2016

Our recent cruise aboard the Carnival Vista first took is to Messina, Sicily, then Naples where we made a visit to Pompeii and the next stop was Civitavecchia, the port closest to Rome.
There were plenty of planned tours to purchase onboard the ship, however, we made the decision to explore Rome…

Pompeii


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Top Tips for exploring Pompeii

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September 4, 2016

When we first found out we were docking in Naples on our cruise aboard the Carnival Vista, a visit to Pompeii was a must.
Pompeii is a Roman town frozen in time, thanks to the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and is the only place in the…

Messina


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Top 10 things to do in Messina

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September 1, 2016

We have just returned from a fantastic cruise aboard the Carnival Vista and much as the ship was amazing and there was plenty to do onboard, we were also keen to explore the destinations that we reached.
Our first port of call was Messina, Sicily, which perhaps the prettiest port we…

Sunset


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Top Ten Things that make you realise you're no longer on a Carnival Cruise

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August 27, 2016

We have just returned from an amazing holiday with Carnival Cruise Line and it is back to earth with a very big bump.
We had a chuckle last night about all the things we missed about the ship when we arrived home, after battling the bank holiday traffic, and here is…

Citroen


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Stress Free Travel: Driving Abroad

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July 10, 2016

Back in February we took our car to France and found that driving abroad isn’t as difficult as we thought it would be, although driving on the wrong side of the road did take some getting used to.
Before venturing across the channel we made sure that we familiarised ourselves with the rules…

Point Du Hoc


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Our Visit to the D-Day Beaches

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June 17, 2016

It has been a poignant few weeks with the anniversary of the D-Day Landings on 6th June 1944.
Back in February we visited Normandy, staying at a gorgeous family friendly gite, which was the perfect base for exploring all the sites that were hugely significant during World War II. Top of…

Carnival Vista


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What should we wear on our Cruise?

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May 18, 2016

The countdown to our cruise aboard the Carnival Vista is now in double figures with just 91 days until we set off from Barcelona.
We are all really excited as the ship has now been officially launched but it also means the nerves have kicked in. I have never been on…


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Things you should know when Driving in France

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February 22, 2016

The thought of driving in France filled me with dread before we started our holiday and when our ferry was delayed and we ended up arriving in France in the dark I was even less confident.
Before you leave for France there is a checklist of 11 things you must…


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Europe Family Friendly

How to Survive a Ferry journey with Kids

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February 18, 2016

I hadn’t been on a ferry since I was at school until last weekend and I was quite blase about it, after all I had never been unwell aboard a boat.
When we arrived in Poole harbour to board, what is affectionately known locally as the vomit comet, I started…

KARA GUPPY
Bournemouth

Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk