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A review of Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel

Cascais is a pretty coastal town around 30 km west of Lisbon. Being only 35 minutes from the airport by car, it is more than accessible to tourists. The town is incased by the beautiful wild Atlantic coastline and the incredible Sintra National Park. The park offers great cycling routes and sites such as castles [...]

By | 2017-06-02T22:02:12+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Destinations, Portugal|3 Comments

A day trip to Whitstable with kids

Being on maternity leave the last few weeks has given me the opportunity to have days out exploring with Esme. It's so nice to discover home ground for a change. We are the worst offenders when it comes to jetting off. Realistically there is so much on our doorstep to see! London is a great [...]

By | 2017-04-21T14:22:19+00:00 April 21st, 2017|United Kingdom|0 Comments

Lisbon with kids

Visiting Lisbon with kids wasn't high up on our priority list of European cities. Having experienced it first hand, I'm wondering why it isn't as well travelled as other destinations? It seems to have everything! From history, architecture, charm and culture, to an abundance of family friendly activities and attractions. We squeezed in plenty of [...]

By | 2017-06-03T01:27:27+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Portugal|1 Comment

Five reasons why every kid needs a Plane Pal

As an avid traveller, I am always on the lookout for new innovative products that will make our lives easier when it comes to travelling with kids! I was therefore super excited to come across Plane Pal. I haven't seen many other products on the market that utilises the unused space in front of a child [...]

By | 2017-06-03T01:30:51+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Tried and Tested|5 Comments

A winter trip to Austria with kids

A winter trip to Austria with kids seems like the ideal getaway to make the most of the snow. We visited in early March, nearing the end of the ski season. We stayed near Zell am See, a pretty little town perched on the edge of a lake, it's also surrounded by stunning snow capped [...]

By | 2017-06-03T01:34:47+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Austria|5 Comments

The Alpine Centre, CLC World free holiday review, Austria

We have just returned from an amazing stay at  CLC World, Alpine Centre, Austria. Located an hours drive from Salzburg, it is in a perfect location for a fantastic family winter trip. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains and plenty of activities for everyone in the family. It's just a short drive to [...]

By | 2017-06-03T01:39:05+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

Planning a family gap year

The due date of our second baby is coming around quickly and we are getting more excited about planning a family gap year again. Obviously the first priority is to ensure the pregnancy / birth goes smoothly and we keep our fingers crossed baby is happy and healthy. In some ways, I do feel like [...]

By | 2017-02-27T21:49:41+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Travel Tips|12 Comments

Singapore with a baby

Singapore was the first stop on our ten-month journey away from home. Esmé was around 12-weeks old when we arrived. Being an extremely clean city, it was a great starting point with a newborn. It is also regularly used as a layover destination when flying from Europe to places like New Zealand and Australia. I [...]

By | 2017-02-25T15:00:30+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Singapore|10 Comments