• Educational Holidays: Making the most of learning opportunities through family travel

    April 20, 2018

    When it comes to getting away with the family, the majority of us focus as much on education as we do on quality time. Even a seemingly innocent trip to the swimming pools of Spain has a lesson or two to teach your kids. Just interacting with children from different countries provides the opportunity to…

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  • Dreaming of the Perfect Family Beach Break this Summer with Holiday Gems

    April 19, 2018

    With the arrival of this long awaited warmer weather I find my thoughts drifting towards plans for the Summer. As much as I love a staycation there’s nothing like heading off on a short haul, family break with the guarantee of daily sunshine and perfect beach weather. I’ve recently discovered Holiday Gems who offer great value…

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  • Bucket List Family Adventures

    April 5, 2018

    When you’re travelling with kids, it’s usually better to keep them busy and in constant state of wonder than it is to expect them to spend all of their time chilling on the beach, even if that’s really what you want to do, which is why you can’t really go wrong with a family adventure…

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  • Tips for Planning a Family Trip to Australia

    April 4, 2018

    Australia was made for family holidays what with its extremely diverse landscapes, an emphasis on outdoor adventures and its friendly people. However, it does have its downsides too – it’s a long journey to make, and there are often long distances to travel between attractions. That shouldn’t, however, put you off because it IS a…

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  • Interview with Melissa Mountford Founder of Melon Holidays: A New Way of Holidaying for Solo Parents

    March 11, 2018

    Are you, or do you know anyone who is a single parent who struggles to holiday on their own with the kids? I’ve recently come across a new travel company, Melon Holidays who offer holidays for single parents in family friendly locations throughout the UK & Europe. They aim to give single-parent families the experience…

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  • Simpson Travel: Inspiration for the Perfect Family Holiday

    February 6, 2018

    Holidays are such an important element of the annual family calendar. It’s the one time of the year where routine, rules and deadlines are happily forgotten and children and grown ups embrace adventures together. I love that our children get to see a different side to their parents and the family has a communal chance…

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  • The Hobbit Hide at Camp Kátur – a Romantic Retreat

    October 30, 2017

    The Hobbit Hide at Camp Kátur in North Yorkshire is a beautiful, romantic, yet quirky glamping pod. I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan so the idea of staying in a Hobbit Hide really appealed to me. The hide is made all from wood with large round doors that open up into a…

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  • Sleep in a Bubble, Wanze, Belgium

    August 20, 2017

    Price: Prices from €130 / night for the family bubble Sleeps: Up to 4 Location: Wanze, Near Liège, Belgium Sleep in a Bubble is a small Glamping site run by Belgium couple Luc Ruidant and Colette Barbier. Set up on their home property in the pretty farming town of Wanze near Liège in Belgium this…

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  • Ramsgate: An Active Family Destination

    August 14, 2017

    When I think of British family beach destinations I’ve got to admit that Ramsgate is not the first place that springs to mind. We live in Sussex and have spent years dragging the kids right to the other side of the country to Devon and Cornwall to enjoy long sandy beaches and seaside towns….having just…

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  • Our Top 10 Winter Holiday Essentials 

    February 26, 2017

    I spent most of my twenties chasing the snow. I worked in ski resorts in France and New Zealand over a period of nearly 7 years….the ultimate extended Gap Year. Those days of adventure and freedom can sometimes seem a lifetime ago now that I’m a Mum and full time Step-Mum to 4 children. My…

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  • Half Term Heist ~ Will we ever be able to afford a holiday…in school holidays? 

    February 9, 2017

    Later this year I will celebrate my 40th birthday. I was thinking about what I’d really like to do to celebrate and decided a short break with my family would be the ultimate treat. As my birthday is in November we decided to look at going away in the October half term break. I began…

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