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What to Do in London this Winter

Although the summer months are often favoured when it comes to planning days out, winter brings its own unique range of exciting events and activities that the whole family can enjoy.

In London, there is always something new just waiting to be discovered, ranging from culture and history-based trips to foodie adventures and music, arts or sporting events. Compared to the warmer months of the year, the capital should be quieter during the winter without so many tourists – the perfect time to plan a day trip! Continue reading “What to Do in London this Winter”

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”

our engagement story

Our Engagement Story

 

We have recently celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary and even though I have previously written about our wedding in Rhodes, I have never told you about our engagement, which incidentally also had a Greek feel!

In October 2011, we decided to take our annual holiday on the island of Zante. We were hoping for sunshine, tans, lazing on the beach… unfortunately, in reality we arrived to this: Continue reading “Our Engagement Story”

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”

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”

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4 Not-So-Plastic Travel Credit Card Tips

The days of travelling without a credit care are long gone. Nowadays, almost every town or city in the world accepts card payments. Most of them don’t even need you to type in a PIN number. Plus, cash and travellers’ cheques are a security risk. Anyone who wants to globetrot around the world safely needs a piece of plastic in the back pocket just in case. Continue reading “4 Not-So-Plastic Travel Credit Card Tips”