Monday Escapes #54

Monday Escapes #54

Good morning and welcome Monday Escapers. Another fortnight has passed and spring is finally here, hurrah! The last two weeks have been rather low-key as I’ve been looking after my boys who both had chicken pox. My youngest caught it just before the half term holidays and my eldest the week after the half term… he is like me and doesn’t like to miss out on the fun!

12 months of family travel inspiration – UK & abroad

12 months of family travel inspiration – UK & abroad

The endless choice of destinations can make booking a family holiday a rather overwhelming task. Particularly when factoring in the different needs of everyone in your family. This article, 12 months of family travel inspiration, aims to make booking a family holiday an enjoyable experience! It shares honest family holiday reviews and destination recommendations by 24 family travel bloggers who have explored hidden gems in the UK and travelled the world with their kids and partners.

Our travel plans for 2017 & some rather exciting news!

Our travel plans for 2017 & some rather exciting news!

Last year we planned to go on a ski holiday to France and revisit our old home, Savannah, in the USA… Instead we went on a family water sports holiday in Greece and a cruise around the Mediterranean and Canaries! Clearly we are hopeless at sticking to plans, mainly because we find it so difficult to choose as we enjoy all types of holidays – from camping through to cruising and everything in between…

A splashtastic day at Siam Park, The Water Kingdom, Tenerife

A splashtastic day at Siam Park, The Water Kingdom, Tenerife

When researching attractions to visit during our cruise ship visit into Tenerife, there was one attraction that really stood out. When a couple of friends then recommended Siam Park, the Water Kingdom and I read on Trip Advisor that it has been voted the number one attraction in the world, the decision was made and tickets booked! Read on for our review of Siam Park, Water Kingdom, Tenerife…

Five years, two kids, countless walks & holidays – one Britax pushchair!

Five years, two kids, countless walks & holidays – one Britax pushchair!

We used our Britax pushchair everyday for five years! It has been on countless walks, flights and survived being thrown onto baggage conveyor belts at airlines around the world. Last weekend we used it for the last time and I felt quite emotional. It has been part of so many amazing memories and I can’t bring myself to throw it away. Have you thrown your old pushchair away or are you keeping it as a rather large baby keepsake? Read on for a review of the Britax B-Motion 3 pushchair.

Tips for cruising with kids by experienced cruisers

Tips for cruising with kids by experienced cruisers

I’m very aware that cruising with our boys is going to be slightly (ahem!) different to when we used to work onboard. In an effort to be fully prepared and make the most of our time onboard I have asked for tips from some of my fellow travel bloggers who have experienced cruising with their kids. If you are considering booking a family cruise you will also find these tips very handy…

Destination guide – Costa Barcelona with kids

Destination guide – Costa Barcelona with kids

Costa Barcelona has something to appeal to all ages and interests… Natural parks to world-class water sports, vineyards to spectacular beaches, historical buildings to family friendly festivals/events and endless opportunities to enjoy outdoor pursuits including hiking and mountain biking. This destination guide has been written to inspire families to visit Costa Barcelona.

Your 5-point guide to thrifty family travels

Your 5-point guide to thrifty family travels

So far so good with the weather this summer in Britain, although whether the heatwave will last for any great deal of time remains to be seen. But, either way, it’s enough to give each of us the holiday buzz. The plummeting pound may have consigned many of us to staycations this summer, but many more have either been abroad already or will still be excitedly looking forward to getaways abroad.

Reviewed – A family break at Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

Reviewed – A family break at Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

Barmouth Bay Holiday Park is owned and operated by Away Resorts. The company, which prides itself on offering great British holidays, owns five holiday parks all located in stunning locations – Whitecliff Bay in the Isle of Wight, Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire, Mill Rythe in Hampshire, Mersea Island in Essex and Barmouth Bay in Snowdonia, West Wales. We were delighted when the lovely people at Away Resorts invited us to review Barmouth Bay Holiday Park.

Review Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

Review Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

Berkeley Castle has been on my wish list of places to visit with my sons for a while, I was therefore delighted to be invited to the popular family attraction to review and host a family pass giveaway. The castle was completed in the late 12th century and has been the home to the Berkeley family ever since. It is the oldest inhabited castle in England, set in a staggering 6,000 acres of rural estate.

A splashtastic time white water rafting in Cardiff

A splashtastic time white water rafting in Cardiff

As soon as I opened the email from Traverse Events describing the eagerly anticipated ‘Sunday Experiences’ I signed up for the white water rafting at the Cardiff International White Water Centre. There were two reasons for this – Firstly to make the most of being child-free for the weekend (whoop!) and take part in an activity I could not yet enjoy with my two and five-year old sons. Secondly…

Travel Loving Family’s guide to the BVI

Travel Loving Family’s guide to the BVI

If you have visited Tortola whilst on a cruise do not make the same mistake that I did, in thinking that you have ‘done’ the British Virgin Islands… I had visited Tortola every fortnight for three cruise seasons when working onboard cruise ships however, during a familiarisation trip with the BVI tourist board, I quickly realised that I had barely scratched the surface of what the region has to offer during my time at sea….

Monday Escapes #53

Monday Escapes #53

Good morning Monday Escapers! I hope like me you are enjoying your first lazy morning of the half term holidays?! I didn’t intend on having a lazy start to the half term, my husband and I were supposed to be enjoying a few childfree days in York but instead we are home looking our youngest son who has chicken pox, bless him! Hopefully he will feel better soon and we can make the most of the half term events taking place in Gloucestershire.

Monday Escapes #52

Monday Escapes #52

Good morning and welcome once again to Monday Escapes. Many thanks to the 50+ travel bloggers from around the world who linked up last fortnight. I’m writing this a few hours before the linky goes live, after a fun and busy weekend in the medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. If you don’t follow us on Instagram here is what we have been up to…

Monday Escapes #51

Monday Escapes #51

Good morning and welcome to Monday Escapes. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks making travel plans for 2017 so my family and I to have something to look forward to when this weather starts to improve! I also started my new role as Editor over at Trips100 last week which was rather exciting. My first article was a travel linky, feel free to pop over and join in the fun by linking up your 2016 travel highlight posts.