Carolyn Pearson

Almar Jesolo, Italy – City, Beach & Spa | Maiden Voyage Blog

After a hectic year of long-haul business travel, I couldn’t bear the thought of yet another long-distance flight for my well overdue summer holiday. I was looking for something special in Europe that ticked a number of boxes, so I put in a call to the friendly people at Wellbeing Escapes, the experts in spa...
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Living like a local with Cuckooz in East London | Maiden Voyage Blog

Did you know that the cuckoo is a species that shamelessly lays its eggs in another bird’s nest? Whilst I didn’t quite go to that extreme, my stay at Cuckooz, Aldgate East allowed me to nest in my own personal home-from-home. Serviced apartments, unlike a hotel, allow you to ‘try on’ a place, and fantasise...
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Gasparilla Island | Discover Florida’s charming secret

A barrier island in southwest Florida, Gasparilla Island is a secluded and charming secret. While it is just a 75 – 90 minute drive from Sarasota and Fort Myers airports respectively, it’s a world away from the bustle of ‘city’ life. The island’s largest town, Boca Grande, has a population approaching 1,500 providing a small-town...
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Finding your zen at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St Lucia

If you’re looking to tailor-make your dream spa break without compromising the needs of the rest of your travelling companions, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort on the island of St Lucia is the perfect place to ‘Zen Out’, chill out and warm your bones as you bask in some winter sun. The accommodation at Windjammer...
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A weekend in splendid St Petersburg

I’ve long held a fascination with St Petersburg, it has been on my bucket list for far too long so I finally decide to do something about it! With the relatively low rate of the rouble and the fact that British Airways Holidays are offering great flight and hotel packages to the city, I decided...
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Between Verona and Venice lies a spot of peace – Jenny Josephs | Maiden Voyage

In desperate need of a real getaway, I decided to head off to Italy for a 9 day solo trip. After 4 nights in sunny Verona, and on the way to Venice, I took a short coach ride to Padua for an overnight stay. One night was not enough – I’m already planning my return...
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Heading to the Hague… | Liz Granirer

Tell anyone you’re going to the Hague and the first thing that seems to pop into their heads is the International Court of Justice. I had more than one friend ask if I was going to be tried for war crimes… Ha ha. No, of course not. Still, while it’s potentially a shame the city...
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Relaxation and Restoration at Coco Palm, St Lucia

“Good food, good times, good people”, that’s the motto of this friendly, family run boutique hotel. Coco Palm, located at Gros Islet, St Lucia, is just a few minutes’ drive from the Rodney Bay Marina. The hotel is owned by Alan Chastanet, leader of the Island’s opposition party and former Tourism Minister and is managed...
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