What to pack for a holiday to Lapland

Lapland

Visiting Lapland with the kids to meet Father Christmas has been top of my bucket list for the last few years. It is recommended not to take babies and toddlers as the weather is extremely cold outside, generally around -12ᶜ and sometimes as low as -30ᶜ this time of year, so we have been waiting until Sebastian is old enough to enjoy it too. If you are travelling to Lapland with an organised tour they may provide some of your kit, including a thermal outer-suit made for Arctic conditions, cosy woollen socks, snow-boots, outer gloves and a hat. The key… Continue Reading “What to pack for a holiday to Lapland”

A Tour of MSC Cruise Lines Preziosa

Last year we were lucky enough to go on our first cruise and it is safe to say that we fell in love with sailing the seven seas, as it is a great way of visiting lots of countries without the hassle of constantly packing and unpacking. I was invited onboard the MSC Preziosa whilst it was docked locally in Southampton with Tots100 for their #BlogCampOnBoard conference and I couldn’t wait to see what was in store. Getting up close and personal with a cruise ship is always a real treat as nothing prepares you for their sheer size, especially… Continue Reading “A Tour of MSC Cruise Lines Preziosa”

Why Visit Kefalonia, Greece

Myrtos Beach

Greece is one of my favourite holiday destinations and I have been lucky enough to visit several of its beautiful islands. One of my favourites is Kefalonia, the biggest Ionian island whose green mountains contrast perfectly with the crystal blue waters. The island is famed for its beautiful beaches and was chosen for filming the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Apart from swimming and water sports, Kefalonia has many places to see, from picturesque villages to Medieval castles, beautiful monasteries to caves. I have very fond memories of visiting the Drogarati Caves, which is an impressive cave with remarkable formations… Continue Reading “Why Visit Kefalonia, Greece”

Holiday Tips for Parents

We all know that family travel can be stressful, but a little bit of organisation goes a long way and came take the strain off. This summer online voucher code and money-saving website www.myvouchercodes.co.uk are sharing their top travel tips for families. They have created a video packed full of helpful tips for families heading out this summer and are working with Thomson to offer parents the best deals. Want to get involved, then you can share your tips with #MVCxThomson on Twitter and Facebook. Travelling with young children isn’t easy, however www.myvouchercodes.co.uk and have banded together to share their… Continue Reading “Holiday Tips for Parents”

Tips to Plan the Perfect Holiday with Your Children

MW Holidays

It’s very rewarding to spend some quality time with the whole family and explore a new destination together. As this often takes careful planning, let us share some of our tips for a smooth and memorable family holiday. Stage 1: Planning and booking You will come across the advice to “book in advance” a lot. But that really is the key – sometimes up to a year in advance! Early bird offers can save your family a lot – and that’s not just on the cost of flights and accommodation. For example, if you’d like to save yourself the hassle… Continue Reading “Tips to Plan the Perfect Holiday with Your Children”

Our Travel wishlist for 2017

Carnival Vista

Writing a travel wishlist for the year is always trickier than a days out one as a lot depends on being able to get time off work and having the money to do it. Our travel plans have already changed this year with our holiday to Disneyland Paris during the kids extended half term break, cancelled as Hubby cannot get the time off work. To say we are disappointed is an understatement as every time Sebby sees an advert on the TV he exclaims that he wants to go there. Lesson One: Book school holiday time off as early as… Continue Reading “Our Travel wishlist for 2017”

Taking a Novasol European Tour

Eco Gites Lenault

Have you heard of Novasol before? No? If I am honest, neither had I before they asked me to run a fun quiz in my house with a bunch of my friends, all about the locations in Europe where they have holiday homes. Novasol Holiday Homes  is part of the Wyndham Holiday group and have over 44,000 holiday homes in 29 countries, all across Europe. Whether you want to rent an apartment in Spain, a houseboat in Germany, a thatched cottage in the Netherlands, a Chateau in France or a lakeside villa in Norway they have something for everyone and… Continue Reading “Taking a Novasol European Tour”

My Top 10 Posts of 2016

Omaha Beach

I always find it fascinating looking at my stats and seeing which posts have been the most popular in the last year – it is rarely the ones you think it will be and this year is no exception. I enjoy researching travel almost as much as travelling itself and it looks as though I am not alone. 1. My top post this year was a bucket list post for visiting Thailand and I have to say that looking back, I can see why as the images draw you in and whisk you off to a warmer climate. 2. My second most… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Posts of 2016”