Deciding just where to holiday in France comes with a huge range of choices, and that can make it very difficult when it comes to a final decision. France is, after all, twice the size of the UK, and is even bigger than Spain and Greece combined! That makes it fantastic when it comes to having options, and if you’re travelling with children, then you are literally spoiled for choice. However, for family breaks, it’s always best to head south. It’s not a surprise that the south of France is one of the most popular destinations for families in Europe, and with the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees Mountains acting as borders to the region, it’s clear that even the most demanding of family members will find something to love. From the best in European beaches to the food and drink that France is famous for, here’s how to explore the best that the south of France has to offer you and your family.
The summer is finally here, and that means your holidays are too! All year you’ve been excited to take your family somewhere new and exciting, where memories can be made, and fun can be had. When planning the big getaway, it can be easy to go for package deal holidays, where the hotels and swimming pools will be chaotic with other families. Why don’t you consider staying on home soil and exploring what the British Isles have to offer instead? Many people might not consider the UK as their holiday destination, but there are so many fantastic places you need to visit, things to do, and people to meet.
Looking for some fun things to do with your loved ones? Head over Brisbane for a memorable and exciting journey! You and your family will definitely have a lot of activities to try while here and be able to spend some quality time together. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland. It is home to astounding tourist spots, stunning scenery, and thrilling outdoor activities. You will never get bored roaming around because there are plenty of things to see and do. It is definitely one of the best cities to travel with the squad and create memories that you will treasure all your lives.
Just because it is not raining, icy or snowing during the Summer months, your car still needs as much attention. You will most probably spend more time in the car, going about places and making the most of the beautiful weather. To prevent you being stuck in a hot car, in the hot weather, I have put together this little basic Summer car checklist.
Every now and then you’ll come across stories where an entire family drops everything and lives a life of travel and fun. These families are not multi-millionaires. Their stories are often like ours. They went from sitting in an office cubicle to traveling all around the world with their family in tow, itching that Wanderlust impulse.
There are many things to look forward to every year, and family vacations are one of them. It is an opportunity to escape all of the stresses of everyday life and spend uninterrupted time with the people who mean the most to you. Every family has a different system when it comes to choosing a destination. For some, it’s left to the parents to choose, while others let every family member take turns picking a destination of their choice. What is important, however, is that the destination chosen is something that will appeal to everyone. For this reason, you’re going to find three ideas for getaways that the whole family should love.
Having children is expensive as it is. Any parent will tell you that. And to move abroad with them? Let’s not even go there! From flights to shifting your priced possessions, everything’s an expense when you decide to make the leap and move abroad with your children. But let’s assume you’ve already made the move. How on earth can you stretch your budget when living abroad with your little ones?
Not only are road trips great ways to bond with your children, but you will be able to create memories that can last a lifetime. Still, preparation is important if you hope to truly enjoy the journey and have the ultimate roadtrip. What should you take into account before you ever leave the driveway?
Summer seems to have come early with the hottest April since 1949, and if you’re like most people, you’ll be considering getting out the barbecue and potentially heading out on a road trip. Indeed, when the sun has got his hat on, England can be a great place to live and travel – yet despite the weakened pound, many families are still jetting off abroad in search of guaranteed sunshine, both to Europe and more faraway places like America.
We spent the first half of our Easter holidays in Gunthorpe, Norfolk. It wasn’t quite the weather we had last Easter, but we did get one whole day of dry. We went away with friends and stayed in a beautiful cottage, Clare Cottage, that we hired from Norfolk Country Cottages. It was the perfect way to relax, ready for the last term of school.
Making the most of our beautiful cottage and its grounds, screamed out for a legendary Easter egg hunt. I was quite proud of the final hunt, albeit it didn’t work out the way I had planned. I don’t suppose it will with a 7, 5, 4 & 2 year old! We had fun though and the kiddies enjoyed finding the eggs as much as I did hiding them. I think I am a natural at playing Easter bunny…
Welcome to #SilentSunday; today is 8 April 2018, Happy Easter break, I hope everyone is enjoying the school holidays! The photos that are linked up are great and I really appreciate everyone that joins in. I would love to see this grow each week with new people linking up. I am hoping to get a sponsorship for #SilentSunday so that in the future you could win a fab prize for entering your photos! I also love your comments, so a big thank you to everyone who joined in. Don’t forget to grab the badge and join in below…
The summer holidays are approaching and with it – sun, fun, and family time! To ensure that your whole family has the best time this summer, however, it’s time to plan ahead. There are a few things you can do to prepare your home and your budget in order to have the summer of a lifetime, and all you need to do is follow these easy tips:
Some people are often apprehensive about taking an all inclusive vacation. Perhaps they think that an all-inclusive resort is going to be packed with college kids or they feel that staying at one will prohibit them from being able to fully immerse themselves in the culture and the local area of the country in which they are traveling.
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.
We’ve had our fair share of illnesses this school term. It started with the good ole sickness bug and has just ended with both children having their turn with Chicken Pox. Both completely immobilising for quite different reasons. Before Noah had chicken pox I had absolutely no idea that you are prevented from flying. We booked our holiday to Greece 3 weeks before we left and Noah came down with Chicken Pox 7 days before we flew!