Guest Post: Four Great Cities to Visit with Kids

Guest post I always think that travel enriches my daughter’s life. She learns so much from the different cultures and way of life of people from different countries. This is one reason why I travel so much with her. I want to open her eyes to different things around the world. After a trip somewhere, she comes home learning about different religions, money, languages, local customs and geography of cities. I would much rather take her out of school than have her sitting in a classroom learning about places from a book. My name is Vicky and I blog at www.misstillyandme.co.uk and www.tillystravellingtelegram.co.uk, and… [Read More]

Skiing for Exercise #AD

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog and social media channels, then you’re probably well aware that I’m currently training for the London Marathon. I never thought that I’d ever be the kind of person who would want to wake up early and go for a run, but that’s person I’ve become. It’s been as much of a surprise to me as it has to my family too! I started running back in March 2017, and when a friend of mine encouraged me to enter a 10k race, I nervously agreed. That first 10k race was awful. I didn’t… [Read More]

Bali Family Holiday Guide #AD

Bali is an Indonesian island that is well known for its sandy beaches and coral reefs. It’s been a popular travel destination for couples and lone travellers for some time now, and in recent years it’s becoming more and more popular as a family travel destination too. Bali has lots to offer its visitors. In addition to the beautiful surroundings, the accommodation on offer is just as exquisite. Family villas in Bali offer up the chance to truly relax and unwind. With private pools, well-manicured gardens and tropical-style indoor-outdoor spaces you really can just sit back and relax. Bali is… [Read More]

Family Camping Holidays #AD

This year I’m making a big effort to get back to nature, to be more environmentally friendly and to get back to basics. As mentioned in my previous post, 2019: The Year of Family Camping Holidays, I’m planning on having lots of little adventures throughout the year with my family. We normally go abroad on holiday once a year. Our chosen destination is usually Spain or Disneyland! These types of holidays are wonderful and so much fun. We’ve created so many memories on these types of holidays, but the problem is they’re so expensive. I also wonder if my husband… [Read More]

2019: The Year of Family Camping Holidays

As per the title of this post, 2019 is going to be the year that we as a family will embrace camping! I have fond memories of camping when I was a child. I remember my parents having a practise run in the garden of putting the tent up, taking it down and packing it all away again. In all fairness it was a lovely big tent. I don’t recall how long it took to put up. My sister and I were probably off playing and running around whilst out parents took on the tent building challenge! I don’t even… [Read More]

10 Cool and Quirky Things to do in Boston

1If you have already visited Boston before and checked out all the popular tourist attractions, you may be looking for something a little more unique on your next visit. Here are 10 of the coolest and quirkiest things to try out when in Boston. The Esplanade If you are looking to up your fitness level while admiring some breath-taking views, renting out a hubway bike and taking a ride on the Esplanade may be the perfect option for you. As a visitor, you can rent a hubway bike from several bike shops dotted across the city, or even make use… [Read More]

Family Holidays

Every year we like to go on a family holiday. This is usually somewhere abroad like Menorca, Majorca or Disneyland Paris. Our twin girls are quite lucky because they’ve been on an aeroplane every year of their lives, with their first time being when they were just 11 months old. Like many parents my husband and I were a little nervous about taking our twins on an aeroplane at such a young age, but I’m glad we did because it proved to be a lot less stressful than we thought it would be. We had visions of our twin babies… [Read More]

Review: Afternoon Tea at Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar

Last Wednesday was my birthday. I really wanted to do something different from what I usually do so when I saw a Groupon offer back in October for Afternoon Tea in Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar, I thought it would be a lovely way to spend my birthday. Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar is in Cardiff Bay on West Bute Street. It’s situated in a former coaching inn, the oldest building (1939) in what used to be called Tiger Bay.  Octavo’s offers a wide range of books that are available to buy, alongside good food and drink such… [Read More]

Review: Hiding Space Westgate Apartments, Bath

My friends and I recently spent a weekend in Bath to visit the Bath Christmas Market. We had an absolutely amazing time. I really enjoyed exploring all of the different chalets and seeing what was for sale. It was also incredible listening to the street music and just taking the atmosphere in. The smell of mulled wine and chestnuts roasting just added to the atmosphere! I would definitely recommend a visit! Anyway, this post isn’t about the Christmas market! You can read all about that in my post here.  Whilst in Bath we stayed in the Hiding Space Westgate Apartments…. [Read More]

4 Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Beach Day

4Everybody loves a day at the beach. Going to the beach with the family is sort of a ritual most families will go through at one point in their lives and is the perfect activity if you have children of all ages. However, a seemingly perfect beach day could quickly turn into a nightmare if you go unprepared. Luckily, everybody can make sure that their family trip goes as smoothly as possible with a few simple tricks. Here are four tips for planning the perfect family beach day. Make Sure Everyone’s Covered We can’t express it enough – sun exposure… [Read More]