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Christmas in London with kids

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with London having been here on and off for the last thirteen years. I detest the colder months and generally crave warmer climates. The days are short with it getting dark at around 4pm. However despite all of my qualms with London, there is something so [...]

By | 2016-12-19T02:57:50+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized, United Kingdom|0 Comments

Florence with kids

Florence, the mesmerising city filled with history, culture and outstanding architecture dating back to medieval times. It was the birthplace of the Italian renaissance and was one of the most important cities in Europe from the 14th to 16th century. I actually for once, managed to learn a little bit of history despite being in [...]

By | 2017-01-17T00:49:48+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Italy, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Christmas gift ideas for travel lovers

Christmas is fast approaching and sometimes we all need a little inspiration for something different and not too expensive for our loved ones. As you will have guessed, I am a travel fanatic. My friends no me too well and often get me some awesome gifts that are a little quirky and fun. I particularly [...]

By | 2016-12-19T03:00:17+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Travel Tips, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Backpacking around Italy with kids

We had been contemplating taking Esmé with us on our honeymoon for ages but we couldn't make our mind up. Travel Mad Dad was pretty keen for a child-free break whereas I had been working a lot in the run up to our wedding and hadn't seen her for ages, so that was the deciding [...]

By | 2016-12-19T03:00:58+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Italy, Uncategorized|8 Comments

A weekend in Bruges with kids

Bruges is a quaint medieval city encapsulated with a full circle canal. Quite similar to Amsterdam in many ways, but with more charm and history in my opinion. On the large cobbled market square many horse and carts can be found racing punters around the sights. Not to mention the tall bell tower and colourful [...]

By | 2016-12-19T03:01:26+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Belgium, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Halloween in London with kids

In honesty, I haven't been that into Halloween since I left Ireland thirteen years ago. It's a celebration that is absolutely huge there, just as big as the U.S. and I never felt the same level of hype around it here in the U.K, but it seems to be changing or maybe that's just because I'm [...]

By | 2016-12-19T03:03:20+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized, United Kingdom|0 Comments

Vinales, our favourite place in Cuba

Although I have already written a blog about our trip, I couldn't help but dedicate an article entirely to Vinales, our favourite place in Cuba. This beautiful town set in a valley with dramatic rock formations just blew us away with it's stunning beauty and authentic Cuban experience it offers. When I use to think [...]

By | 2017-01-29T13:59:01+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Cuba, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Aide de Camp – Nadine travel bag

 I am always trying to minimise packing in a bid to be as hands free as possible with a toddler. However this doesn't always work out. I consistently seem to be the one in the queue, bag on floor, pulling it apart looking for the passport, the credit card or the dummy! It's always right [...]

By | 2017-01-24T00:58:08+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Tried and Tested|Comments Off on Aide de Camp – Nadine travel bag
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