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]

How to Plan the Perfect Family Holiday

HA family holiday can be the perfect occasion to bond with your loved ones and take them on an adventure that’s worth years of happy memories. Their first family holiday will also have an effect on how they view travel for the rest of their lives. But a family holiday can fast turn into a nightmare if not planned for carefully, and too many families leave certain aspects of family travel to chance. However, planning for a family holiday isn’t that complicated once you know how to go about it. Here are a few tips for planning the perfect holiday… [Read More]

Top 7 Greek Islands to Visit This Year

The Greek Islands have a reputation for wonderful beaches, a hedonistic lifestyle, and thousands of years of culture. Every year, visitor numbers increase, but with more than 200 islands to choose from, there is plenty of space to explore. Here is a guide to some of the loveliest Greek Islands, what they have to offer for families, and why you should visit them. By the time you reach the last paragraph, you will be itching to book some flights! Santorini Santorini is famous for its whitewashed Cycladic houses and picturesque streets. The island has been portrayed by artists many times… [Read More]

Bath Christmas Market 2018

Last weekend, myself and a few friends spent the weekend in Bath. We booked to go early in the year so that we could explore the Christmas markets, and we weren’t disappointed. This was my first trip to Bath and I have to say that it’s such a beautiful place. I really can’t wait to go back there again. The Bath Christmas Market started on the 22nd November and the last day is the 9th December. It’s a shame that it’s not on a little longer, but if you do get the chance to go before it finishes, I highly… [Read More]

Review: Santa Safari at West Midland Safari Park

One of the most anticipated events in the year for us is our annual trip to West Midland Safari Park. We first went in September 2017. You can read all about our first trip here. We then returned in November 2017 for their Santa Safari which you can read about here, and then we were lucky enough to return again earlier this year for their Ice Age Exhibition which you can read about here. Last Saturday we returned again for their Santa Safari. The Santa Safari is a magical festive day out for all the family. It combines a 4-mile… [Read More]

Things to do and see in Paris

Paris is one of my most favourite cities in the world. I visited when I was a teenager, and loved exploring the city. Paris has so much to offer to any type of traveller. As a teenager I loved nothing more than walking around, getting lost and just exploring all the different sites on offer. Last year my family and I also visited Disneyland Paris for the first time. We loved it so much that we returned again earlier this year for Superhero season. Paris really does offer so much. Whether it’s a romantic city break for two, a solo… [Read More]

Best Travel Destinations With Kids

Traveling with kids can make a vacation go from serene to stressful within seconds. From not having enough to do to keep your kids busy, to overstimulation, problems could arise quickly on even the most well planned vacation. Especially as parents, we want all of our travel experiences with our families to be fun and educational, but how do we get the perfect balance? First off, check out Authority Reports to help find ways to stay stress free. Then, read about these wonderful destinations that will help to provide the ultimate, brain stimulating vacation to keep your kids entertained for… [Read More]