For most tourists – and even locals – it can be an exciting experience to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a major city. Especially when the city is always changing, a constantly revolving door that is New York City can still be a little overwhelming. After a weekend of having too much fun and seeing the sights, just know that there are plenty of relaxing spaces within to help you unwind.
There are many things to do in New York, NYC. You will take a selfie in Central Park, ride the Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and visit the Museum of Modern Art. However, take a walking tour – a walking eating tour – through all five boroughs and you’ll never want to leave this place.
As a new mum, the option of maternity leave might be a stretched out time in your life that feels like ages, but let me assure you, that time goes quickly. Whether it is six weeks, three months, six or twelve months or even longer that you get to take off with your little one, do we really make the most of it? I don’t feel like I did with both of my maternity periods. I wanted to discuss some of the things you could do during your maternity leave to better ourselves and enhance our life in some way for the future. If you are on maternity right now, I hope that this gives you some ideas and inspiration.
Once you have kids, your whole world revolves around them. Every last second of your day has to fit around them – not that we don’t love it, but it is sure nice when we do get the opportunity to make the most of quality adult time without the kids. Being a couple. By quality time, I don’t just mean the hour or two you have once the kids have gone up to bed with a glass of wine sat on the sofa in front of whatever drivel happens to be on television. Quite honestly, I’m just happy to turn Peppa Pig off for another day. What I mean is for one or two days without any parental responsibilities (well, as much as possible) with just the two of us.
Having kids is a beautiful and rewarding experience. The only problem with being a parent all the time is that you start to see your partner as “Dad” or “Mum” instead of husband and wife. You need to focus on your relationship in order to have a healthy relationship. To do that, you need to continue to put effort into your relationship as a couple. This applies to nuclear, and non-traditional families alike. You need to put the effort into the romance in order to have that romance continue. Your children won’t always be children, after all, and you have the rest of your lives together after your children move out and have children of their own. A grownup getaway is the answer!
I loved the little snippet of Italy we got on our holiday a couple of years ago, it really wet my appetite for the good foods and sights. One of my holiday goals is to rent a home in Italy and explore the countryside, beaches and as many sights as we can. So here is my list of the top 10 family-friendly things to do when we get to visit the wonderful Country, that’s shaped like a boot…
Picture this: beautiful stone cottage, warm & toastie, welcome box on the table full of goodies, hot tub bubbling in the distance. That was what greeted us when we turned up to our little staycation recently. It was amazing. We arrived late on a Friday night after a long drive and it was so welcomed. We then spent the rest of the weekend tending to animals, exploring, adventures and socialising. If you are looking for a family holiday in the UK this year then this is the place for you, North Hayne Farm Cottages, in Devon.
Picking that next great vacation destination carries with it a fair amount of stress as there are plenty of factors to consider. Sometimes, it’s best to focus on what a destination has to offer in terms of attractions, and for many people, those attractions can be museums. Now, if you just so happen to be a recent grad of a military history degree program, then you can narrow down your options further. Why not pick a destination that is home to one of the world’s top military museums. This will help bring your MMH program to life and really enhance your appreciation for all you’ve learned.
Whether it’s a road trip, long car journeys to visit family or friends, or heading out on an exciting caravan holiday can be a real nightmare. We drove down to Devon recently for a weekend, we had to be prepared for the children to be bored as it was a 4 hour journey both ways. From the endless chorus of ‘are we there yet?’ to the dreaded ‘I feel sick’, complaints and arguments are commonplace within the confines of the car.
The most important thing when it comes to travelling with a newborn is safety and comfort (for them, not you). If you have a comfortable baby, chances are you will have a much more enjoyable ride. We travelled a lot when the children were newborns, including a holiday to Ibiza when Isla was just a few weeks old.