I did not realise how much we had managed to fit in last year until I wrote our 2015 review. 2016 is looking likely to be another busy year! I thoroughly look forward to developing Travel Loving Family, meeting some of the travel bloggers who inspired me to set up our family blog and working with more travel companies.
2016 Travel Wish List
Our 2016 family travel wish list is, as you can imagine, rather substantial! Although we have nothing booked as yet (shock, horror!), our travel plans will begin to take shape over the next few weeks. As a family we hope to return to Savannah, Georgia, USA. Savannah is very special to us as we lived there for three years. We are long overdue a visit to the Deep South to catch up with our friends whom we still miss dearly:(
In 2016 my husband and I plan to incorporate more of the activities we used to enjoy before having children into our family holidays. We have always loved water and snow sports such as sailing, skiing (me) and snow boarding (Richard). Now that our boys are a little older we hope to begin to introduce them to some sports… or failing that leaving them at home with grandparents for a few days!
We are hopeful of a child free trip to the French Alps to visit my brother who is working over there as a Chalet Manager. If he can secure us a good deal we have promised to book flights and join him on the ski slopes:) (The pressure is on Gaz!)
Our family summer holiday will hopefully be spent in Europe at an activities resort reacquainting ourselves with water sports. (We have heard great things about Mark Warner Holidays and would love to know your thoughts if you have stayed at a Mark Warner property).
Closer to home we intend to camp at some scenic spots on the south coast and also explore Wales. For the last three years we have enjoyed family breaks at Center Parcs which we love because of the range of activities and convenience of everything being in one enclosed area. This year we plan to try Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire which has been recommended to us by many friends who have raved about the scenic location and variety of family activities on offer.
Lastly, our 2016 New Year’s resolution is to attend some family friendly festivals in the summer months. Richard and I used to love attending V Festival back in the days before kids. We are looking forward to attending Geronimo Festival which is the largest children’s festival in the North West and for a complete contrast, a much smaller festival which focuses on the past and offers traditional children entertainment Vintage Nostalgia.
We hope that 2016 will bring you lots of memorable travelling adventures with your family too. Fellow bloggers, I would love to read your 2015 reviews and 2016 travel wish lists, please do pop a link below:) I would also love to know if you are planning on attending Traverse 16 and Britmums Live.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family safe travels and a happy New Year!