Top Tips for Preparing for a Family Festival #FestivalFever

With summer just around the corner, there’s so much to look forward to, beautiful weather, longer nights and festivals! We are currently on countdown to Camp Bestival which is held locally at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, from 27th – 30th July and are looking forward to seeing what this years event has to offer. Once you have decided to buy festival tickets it is then time to think about what you need to take with you and when going with your family, those needs change significantly. Going to a festival with children is not as stressful as you think, especially if it is… Continue Reading “Top Tips for Preparing for a Family Festival #FestivalFever”

Tips for picking the perfect holiday book and Giveaway

Reading

Picking the perfect book to take on holiday can almost make to break a holiday. I devoured the Order of the Phoenix by the side of a pool in Corfu and found a little bit of suspense alongside tales of friendship and the ultimate battle at the end was a great way to relax. I tend to steer clear of something too sad though, the last thing I want is to be a blubbering wreck by the side of the pool. The Holiday Gems blog post has the answers to all your holiday reading questions, including: What type of book… Continue Reading “Tips for picking the perfect holiday book and Giveaway”

Our top places to visit in Rome

Trevi Fountain

Our recent cruise aboard the Carnival Vista first took is to Messina, Sicily, then Naples where we made a visit to Pompeii and the next stop was Civitavecchia, the port closest to Rome. There were plenty of planned tours to purchase onboard the ship, however, we made the decision to explore Rome on our own which involved a coach taking us on the 90 minute journey to the city and leaving us to our own devices for several hours. The coach dropped us a mere five-minute walk from the Colosseum and armed with just a basic map of the city and a… Continue Reading “Our top places to visit in Rome”

Top Tips for exploring Pompeii

Pompeii

When we first found out we were docking in Naples on our cruise aboard the Carnival Vista, a visit to Pompeii was a must. Pompeii is a Roman town frozen in time, thanks to the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and is the only place in the world where you can begin to understand how the Roman’s lived as much of it was frozen in time after it was buried under a layer of lapilli (burning fragments of pumice stone). We decided to take an organised tour arranged by the ship which included a guided tour of… Continue Reading “Top Tips for exploring Pompeii”

Stress Free Travel: Driving Abroad

Citroen

Back in February we took our car to France and found that driving abroad isn’t as difficult as we thought it would be, although driving on the wrong side of the road did take some getting used to. Before venturing across the channel we made sure that we familiarised ourselves with the rules of the road in France as they’re not the same as at home and we didn’t want to get caught out. It is also important that you take your car documentation, insurance certificates, breakdown cover and passports with you and you must also ensure that you have a Euro Travel Kit which… Continue Reading “Stress Free Travel: Driving Abroad”