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]

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]

Top Adventure Holidays in Europe

Finding adventure isn’t always easy, it requires a lot of thought and effort to find an adventure which will not only challenge you and bring you experienced, but actually impact your life for the future. Going on an adventure can bring you skills which can be applied to future tasks and form you into the person you achieve to be. That’s why… Norway is simply one of the most stunning places in Europe, and the best possible way to take in all in, is by travelling through car across the most secluded parts of the country. The road will take… [Read More]

Seeking some winter sun

For the majority of us Brits summer means holidays, but have you ever thought about going on holiday in the winter? This year, my husband and I have been very lucky to have enjoyed two holidays. They were both very different holidays! The first was a trip to Disneyland Paris, which was very magical indeed, and the second was an all inclusive week in Minorca. Both were very enjoyable holidays. However, now that summer is almost over and winter is fast approaching, I’m feeling the need for another holiday! Going on holiday in winter may seem strange to some, but… [Read More]

10 things all Brits do on an all inclusive holiday

Having recently returned from an all inclusive holiday to Menorca, I couldn’t help, but notice a number of things that us Brits seemingly love to do on an all inclusive holiday. Some of them are funny, some are plain weird, and some of them I even do myself! So here are 10 things all Brits do on an all inclusive holiday! Clap when the plane lands – Why do us Brits do this? I’m not sure if other nationalities do this too, but I find it pretty funny! On our recent holiday, people on the plane even clapped the Captains… [Read More]

Your Holiday Checklist

Going on holiday is an exciting time. It’s a time to relax, explore new places and make lasting memories. However, the run up to going on holiday can be stressful. The research and planning, making sure you’ve packed everything, booked everything and haven’t forgotten to do anything can all take its toll. As I’ve just returned from a weeks holiday in Menorca, I thought I’d put together a check list of holiday essentials. Luggage allowance – This is always a big thing for me. Before going anywhere I always check to see how much luggage allowance is each passenger is… [Read More]

Free Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

We’re a few weeks into the summer holidays now and I have to be honest and say that I’m loving it! The extra time spent with our girls is wonderful, and thankfully it hasn’t cost us a fortune. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that we’re trying to complete as many of the National Trusts 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 List. A lot of the activities are cheap, or free. For more info, click here. I thought I’d share with you some of the free/cheap activities that we’ve been doing so… [Read More]

Looking for some Easter sun? 8 holiday destinations for a sunny Easter break

By the time Easter arrives, most of us are simply feed up with the grey and wet weather of the UK. After the buzz and excitement of Christmas and New Year is over, the first few months of the year can be a real drag. Getting back to the daily grind of work and the seemingly endless cold and miserable weather can really get you down. What you need is something to look forward to. An Easter holiday somewhere hot and sunny can give you the break you need and booking now really give you something to look forward to… [Read More]

All I want for 2018 is….

Every new year brings a new start. It’s a time for people to make resolutions, reflect on the year gone by, and think about what the new year will bring. As I wrote earlier this month, I’ve decided not to make any new years resolutions. This decision was made because I’m actually very happy with where my life is right now. 2017 saw me loosing two stone in weight. I ran my first half marathon, and I have a very positive outlook on life. My children are happy and settled in school, and although I accepted redundancy from the company… [Read More]

7 Tips to Help You Afford Your Next Holiday

Working full time is difficult, especially if you’re raising a family. With bills to pay and regular expenses that can’t be avoided, taking a holiday is quite often beyond our financial means. Family trips can be expensive and they’re often not a priority. For many, travel getaways, whether it’s a luxurious cruise in the Caribbean or a family excursion to Disneyland, are only a pipedream. Still, we all need a break from time to time in order renew our energy to face the challenges of daily life. What can we do to make our dreams of travel come true? Possible… [Read More]