Jedi Training Academy at Walt Disney World

Jedi Training

Star Wars is a big thing at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. You can embark on Star Wars adventures with the 3D motion-simulated Star Tours ride; visit Star Wars locations; meet Star Wars characters, including Kylo Ren, BB8 and Chewbacca; view Star Wars movie props and shop for Star Wars merchandise in several locations around the park. Hubby has been Star Wars mad since he was a child and has passed on his love of the movies to all the kids, so one of our must do activities at Disney was to sign up to the Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple. The training academy is free to… Continue Reading “Jedi Training Academy at Walt Disney World”

Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays

Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays

We love exploring when we are on holiday, but our trips are always self-guided, so were keen to try something a little more organised. We have just returned from a fabulous break in the Lake District with HF Holidays who have over 100 years of experience organising guided walking holidays, self guided walking breaks as well as inspiring leisure and activity breaks in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We stayed at Monk Coniston, a beautiful property, once owned by Beatrix Potter and leased from the National Trust. It is set on the shores of Coniston Water, made famous by the… Continue Reading “Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays”

Best Foodie Destinations for a Family Holiday

French Bakery

Family holidays are often when the best family memories are made. As much as they can be a bit of a hassle to organise, and of course with kids involved there’ll no doubt be at least one tantrum (I won’t specify if that’s the kids or parents!) Often one cause of contention when on holiday is finding somewhere to eat which allows the adults (and braver kids) to try the delicious local cuisine, but where younger family members can eat something they like, and where babies and excited kids won’t be met with tutting and disapproving looks if the kids… Continue Reading “Best Foodie Destinations for a Family Holiday”

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”

Visiting Mallorca on a Budget

Family holidays mean a lot to us and being a larger than average family they can get quite pricey, especially in the school holidays. I am always on the lookout for good deals on flights and accommodation and it is surprising just how much you can save by booking early or being flexible around your dates of travel. Another great way of saving is to rent an apartment or villa although that does mean you will have to cook your own meals, however nothing beats a barbecue around the pool on a warm summer’s evening. Having not yet visited the island… Continue Reading “Visiting Mallorca on a Budget”