Whales, Trains and Happy Hour..The Lazy Girl Guide to Cruising Alaska (Part 1)

I’ve heard the phrase “hotel on water” before, but I never truly understood it until I stepped foot on my first cruise ship and was genuinely shocked that the inside actually looked like a normal hotel. Not really sure what I was expecting, but this huge, fancy ship with endless corridors of rooms, a theatre and 2 swimming pools just blew my mind, and Holland America is considered small compared to some cruise lines! As we scanned our key cards, found our room and headed out onto deck for the sail away party I was a mixture of probably 90% excitement and 10% terror of chronic sea sickness, but it turns out that as first cruises go, it doesn’t get much better than Alaska.

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Mountains, Rivers and Vestibules..The Lazy Girl Guide to The Rocky Mountaineer

Long ago my Great Grandad used to work on the railway, and his love of trains seems to have been passed down through all the generations of my family. As a child I was mum’s excuse to go on the steam train in our town (yes we’re too rural for an electric train!) so a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer has long been on her to do list, and here’s why it should be on yours too! Continue reading

Chateau’s, Avalanches and Getting Stuck in the Snow..the Lazy Girl Guide to Lake Louise

A big extravagant hotel perched on the edge of a perfectly white frozen lake, surrounded completely by snowy mountains and trees; if you had to picture a perfect place to spend a day, this would probably be pretty high up the list..and for good reason. Lake Louise is absolutely stunning anyway, but the fact that you can enjoy it from a gorgeous hotel (I’ll pretend our room didn’t overlook the car park) makes the stay – and the pictures – even better . Continue reading