5 top tips to prepare for your summer holiday abroad

5 Top Tips to Prepare for Your Summer Holiday Abroad

As you know, we have recently come back from our family holiday in Crete. It was only the second time we’d taken Jake abroad and the first time we had taken a baby as we waited until Jake was 2 years old. We didn’t really know what to expect but we did plan everything down to the smallest detail to ensure that the travel side went as smoothly as possible and that the resort was perfect for our needs. So, if you are thinking about taking the kiddies abroad this summer, here are my 5 tips to prepare for your holiday. Continue reading “5 Top Tips to Prepare for Your Summer Holiday Abroad”

kournas lake

Visiting Lake Kournas, Crete

We have recently got back from a gorgeous family holiday in Crete and I am just sitting here dreaming of going back to the sea and the sun… bliss! We booked a fantastic family-friendly resort and spent most our time in our ‘resort bubble’, just enjoying the pools, beach and evening meals and entertainment. It’s not often that we go on a holiday and don’t venture out much but with having two young children and no hire car, we decided that it was easier to stay put this time around. However, the hotel did offer a land train ride Continue reading “Visiting Lake Kournas, Crete”

Amalfi coast

How to Make the Most Out of a Trip to the Amalfi Coast

Since the Roman times, the Amalfi Coast and its three islands – Procida, Ischia and Capri – have been a must-visit for many travellers.

Surrounded by tall mountains, the coastal towns in this area remain largely unspoilt, being a culinary, artistic and scenic delight. Visitors come to the area in their droves during the warmer summer months, so if you want to avoid the crowds it’s a good idea to visit out of season.

Here are some more top tips on how to make the most out of your trip to the Amalfi Coast: Continue reading “How to Make the Most Out of a Trip to the Amalfi Coast”

pool and hotel at sunset in Crete

The Best Ways to Beat Your Holiday Blues

We’ve only been back from our family holiday abroad for a couple of days and I already feel as though we’ve been back ages. The bad weather that greeted us didn’t help, the reminder of having to find a new car as I looked at my battered Astra when we arrived home (sigh), the immediate start of washing and cleaning and thinking about routines coming back into play… urgh, take me back! And this is why I suffer badly with the holiday blues. It happens almost everytime I come back, especially if the holiday has been extra special and it can take me a week or more to fully settle into being home again.  Continue reading “The Best Ways to Beat Your Holiday Blues”

flying with a baby, mum and baby

What Can I Expect When Flying with a Baby?

This is probably the most common question I googled prior to our family holiday this year; ‘What can I expect when flying with a baby?’ I had no idea. I didn’t know if it would be a hassle manoeuvring my way through the airport, I didn’t know if the baby would sleep or scream, I didn’t know how the other passengers would react and so on.  Continue reading “What Can I Expect When Flying with a Baby?”

baby in luggage

Top Tips For Keeping Your Luggage Weight Down When Travelling With Children

So, we made it to our destination but it wasn’t without a little trouble with our luggage at check-in. We knew we were going to be over, it was inevitable in our eyes. I mean, we have 2 children, 1 being a baby and we were coming away for 2 weeks. We had only been allocated 15 kg per person and I know what I’m like for overpreparing and packing for every possible scenario. I just can’t help myself, Continue reading “Top Tips For Keeping Your Luggage Weight Down When Travelling With Children”