Top tips for staying safe on your beach holiday

Kayaking

When you’re looking forward to soaking up the sun’s rays and swimming in the sea on your summer holiday, injuries and accidents are often the furthest things from your thoughts. However, it is worth bearing in mind that many British holidaymakers are injured at the beach every year. The sea, rock pools and cliffs are frequently the cause of slips, trips and falls, while unfamiliar safety standards in foreign countries can lead to holiday-related accidents.    To make sure an injury or accident doesn’t ruin your time away, follow our top tips. Be vigilant when swimming in the sea Check… Continue Reading “Top tips for staying safe on your beach holiday”

5 fantastic days out for the whole family to enjoy in Devon

Ever since the rise of seaside resorts and the arrival of the railways in the late 1900s, Devon has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Famed for its fantastic beaches, landscape World Heritage Sites and quaint villages and towns, Devon is a great holiday destination for the whole family. I have teamed up with holiday cottage specialists Blue Chip Holidays to compile a list of our top days out for the whole family to enjoy in Devon. The English Riviera – Torquay, Paignton and Brixham Probably the most famous destination in Devon, is steeped in… Continue Reading “5 fantastic days out for the whole family to enjoy in Devon”

Words and Phrases to Make Sure You Know before Your Big Trip

Saariselka

Wherever and whenever you set out on your adventures, it is always good to be a little prepared, and that includes knowing a little of the language of the place you are visiting. Even just some basic vocabulary can make all the difference and with so many language learning services and tools around such as Duolingo, Language Trainers or a personal tutor, there’s no reason as to why you shouldn’t prepare yourself. Check out tuition rates here. In the meantime, knowing what you want to learn is half the battle. See which words and phrases you should learn that will surely come… Continue Reading “Words and Phrases to Make Sure You Know before Your Big Trip”

Our Top 10 Tips for booking a Holiday to Lapland

Santa's Lapland

There is no doubt about it, a holiday to Lapland is pricey, but it is a once in a lifetime trip. I found booking a Lapland holiday a minefield as there are so many different options available, and my biggest tip is to do your research thoroughly before you make your decision about where to visit. Top 10 Tips for Booking a Holiday to Lapland 1. Book Early Lapland holidays are released in September for the following year and this is the best time to take advantage of free child places as they disappear very quickly and to get the… Continue Reading “Our Top 10 Tips for booking a Holiday to Lapland”

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”

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”

Packing Light with a Family

Trunki

As a family who travel regularly with 4 of our children, we often find that space is at a premium, so packing light is essential. We have a seven seater car and with one of the seats up in the boot, you can imagine that squeezing in all the paraphernalia that comes with travelling with kids can be a challenge and we are often faced with a spot of car jenga. In order to squeeze everyone and everything we need into the car we utilise every single bit of space we can find in the car. Thankfully the kids are still… Continue Reading “Packing Light with a Family”

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”

Planning a visit to Normandy

La Mont St Michel

My husband and son are both fascinated by the World Wars and can often be found watching documentaries on the subject and with Kian studying the facts behind WW2 for his history GCSE I decided to surprise them with a visit to Normandy in France. We are sailing via Condor Ferries from Poole, making a stop in Guernsey before heading to St Malo and then have a two-hour drive to Eco Gites of Lenault which will be our base for exploring for a week. I last visited Normandy many years ago whilst still at school, so it is a long time… Continue Reading “Planning a visit to Normandy”