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How to have a quality family holiday

How to have a quality family holiday

Family holidays allow you to have uninterrupted quality time with your loved ones and little ones, and that is priceless. Unfortunately, however, these sorts of holidays do not always go exactly to plan. What with the kids knocking lumps out of each other and one of them forgetting to pack their favourite teddy bear, family holidays can actually become quite the stressful experience.VIEW the POST

4 Common issues when traveling and how to deal with them

4 Common issues when traveling and how to deal with them

Traveling is one of life's great wonders, but it also comes with many challenges. Whether you’re flying domestically or setting off across the world, travel requires careful planning and consideration. However, mishaps can still occur, no matter how organized you are.VIEW the POST

2 Top tips for a break in the UK

Are you planning a break in the UK this year? Would you like some suggestions as to where to go? How about some handy tips to help you save money? The UK is a glorious place to visit whatever time of the year. There’s plenty to keep all members of the family occupied and entertained and some beautiful stretches of countryside and coastline to explore. You can choose from a wide range of different accommodation, andmany of the options don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Whether the UK is already your home or you’re traveling from far away locations, here are some tips to help make your UK break an unforgettable one.

Our stay at Boot Cottage, Iken with Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Our stay at Boot Cottage, Iken with Suffolk Cottage Holidays

We felt so lucky to visit Boot Cottage in Iken a couple of weeks ago. We had an amazing weekend chilling in the Suffolk Countryside. As staycations go, it was by far a memorable one. Suffolk Cottage Holidays are all about the countryside cottages to encourage outdoor fun with families and that's exactly what we got. If I could of moved in forever, I think I would have. It was so peaceful, it was great to emerge myself into the present, mindfulness at it's best. VIEW the POST

6 reasons why Mykonos is great for your family holiday

6 reasons why Mykonos is great for your family holiday

If you are looking for an island full of fun, excitement and activities galore then look no further than Mykonos. With thousands of families flocking to the Greek island every year, there are more reasons than ever to visit. Here are just a few reasons why you should visit Mykonos for your next family holiday.VIEW the POST

Visiting Dubai with the kids: some tips and tricks

Dubai is one of the most fascinating places to visit. It has everything you would expect a popular destination should have, from great amenities, stunning views, and great attractions, to restaurants run by the best chefs from around the world. While we usually see Dubai as a destination for adults, you can actually have a memorable trip to this city with the children too. We can’t wait to visit next Spring! 

Getting medical help when travelling abroad with the kiddies

Getting medical help when travelling abroad with the kiddies

It can be really daunting when you are abroad, as a family, and you need medical help. Sometimes medical attention abroad can mean that you cannot fly home when you had planned. This can then become even more stressful. Making sure you have the correct insurance, back up plans and support in place is essential. You may recall our recent trip abroad meant Isla and I couldn't fly home due to Chicken Pox. That was scary enough and we knew what to do with Chicken Pox.  VIEW the POST

Free days out with the kids: London Museums

Free days out with the kids: London Museums

Yesterday we hopped on a train and went into London to visit the London Museums: Natural History Museum and Science Museum. We even ventured around Hyde Park for a little while to cool off and then finished up with a trip to Prezzo. Yum. The kiddies really enjoyed learning lots of new things, although it did get quite hot walking around the museums and therefore there were a few grumpy moments. VIEW the POST

Top 10 family things to do in Northern France

When it comes to idyllic family holidays in Europe, there are few destinations that compare to Northern France. For one thing, the fact that Northern France can be reached so quickly and easily from the UK with daily services from Brittany Ferries offering holiday deals with ferry and accommodation included makes the whole region of Northern France incredibly accessible. Not only this, but the sheer variety of entertainment on offer caters to the tastes of adults, teenagers and kids of all ages alike.

How to save money on family vacation before you’ve boarded the plane

How to save money on family vacation before you’ve boarded the plane

So you’re taking your family on a holiday abroad, but when it comes to money, we all know that holidaying as a family has the potential to break the bank. Accommodation, flights, transfers, meals, activities... the list goes on, and sure enough you’re left unhinged and out of pocket. There are plenty of ways to save money, I was amazed at all different ways listed below.  VIEW the POST

How to make sure your holiday goes smoothly

How to make sure your holiday goes smoothly

You know it’s true; you wait all year for your big summer break, planning and meticulouslydrawing up schedules, and as the date approaches and you start to pack, you often take far too many items away with you. Overpacking, and subsequently struggling with heavy luggage can make for a stressful start to timeaway, so take what you need and resist squeezing everything but the kitchen sink into your suitcases. As the date of your holiday comes ever closer, set some time aside to make a detailed list, and then to try and half that list to only include the essentials. If you’re travellingwith young children, then it’s vital to keep them happy and entertained when waiting in queues, to board flights, and when out for food, for example. What are the best ways of making sure your holiday goes smoothly? Below are four top tips to ensure you have a ...

Exploring the south of France as a family

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…

Three places you need to visit in the UK

Three places you need to visit in the UK

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.VIEW the POST

4 Awesome things to do in Brisbane with your loved ones

4 Awesome things to do in Brisbane with your loved ones

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.VIEW the POST

3 Getaways the whole family will love

3 Getaways the whole family will love

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.VIEW the POST

How to move abroad with kids and actually stay there without breaking the bank!

How to move abroad with kids and actually stay there without breaking the bank!

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?  VIEW the POST

Taking the headache out of family road trips

Taking the headache out of family road trips

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. VIEW the POST

Flying High in New Zealand Fiord

Flying High in New Zealand Fiord

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Our stay at Clare Cottage, Gunthorpe #Travel

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. 

Why an all-inclusive vacation could be right for you

Why an all-inclusive vacation could be right for you

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 travelling.VIEW the POST

The most relaxing and underrated attractions in NYC

The most relaxing and underrated attractions in NYC

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.VIEW the POST

Travelling as a Couple – Much-Needed Alone Time

Travelling as a Couple – Much-Needed Alone Time

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.VIEW the POST