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”

Visiting Castelo dos Mouros and Sintra with the kids!

Castelo dos mouros view

No visit to Lisbon should be done without the stunning town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the colourful Pena Palace, Castle of the Moors, Palacio Quinta da Regaleira and Monserrate Palace. Although public transport is available, during our stay at Martinhal Cacais, the helpful team at the hotel assisted me in booking a taxi so we could not only visit Sintra, but go via Cabo da Roca, the most western point of mainland Europe. Sintra is a popular tourist destination, set in the pine-covered hills of the Serra de Sintra. It is home to fascinating historic buildings, more than… Continue Reading “Visiting Castelo dos Mouros and Sintra with the kids!”

Day 3 – Our Final Day at Santa’s Lapland

Saariselka

The final day of our visit to Santa’s Lapland was a nice relaxing day in comparison to the busyness of the Search for Santa day the previous day. Check-out time at the Saariselkä Inn is 10am, so we got up, dressed and packed everything up before we had breakfast so we could make the most of the time we had left. We had been given a coach time of mid-afternoon and were able to leave our cases at the pub, where we have breakfast, where they would be looked after until it was time to leave. The first thing on our… Continue Reading “Day 3 – Our Final Day at Santa’s Lapland”

Our Journey to Lapland with Santa’s Lapland

Small Planet

When I booked our holiday to Lapland, the plan was to keep it a secret from all the family. The plan worked at first, but when it came to Hubby booking his holiday from work, I gave in and told him what I was up to. However, we both agreed it should be a surprise for the kids. Thankfully, now all the kids are at school, researching and buying everything we needed to pack for Lapland was fairly simple and even when the cases came out of the loft the night before we were due to travel, they didn’t raise… Continue Reading “Our Journey to Lapland with Santa’s Lapland”

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”

My Top Ten Tips on Travelling with Kids!

Trunki

It is no secret that travelling with kids can be difficult, especially if you are on public transport of some kind and have other passengers to consider. Being a mum of six, I have seen it all. Been delayed for hours in a crowded airport, trying to stop a toddler running up and down the aisle on the train and trying to calm a scared child on an aeroplane, but I do have some valuable tips to share. Prepare them for the journey. Kids over the age of one have a fair idea of what is going on, so it… Continue Reading “My Top Ten Tips on Travelling with Kids!”