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24 hours in San Marino

I can't bare to skirt around the outside of a country and not go into it. Even if it is as small as San Marino! Completely land locked by Italy, I never heard of it [...]

Responsible Travel for Families

I am not sure if responsible travel is something that is becoming a hot topic over the last couple of years or if it's related to my influences. Nonetheless, it's something I am becoming ever conscious [...]

Our 2016 travels in review

We are all about inspiring normal people to travel.  We hope we can do so with our 2016 travels in review. This year has been hectic for us as a family, aside from travelling. I [...]

Brisbane with a baby

When I first travelled to Australia back in 2008, I really favoured Brisbane as a city. Maybe that's because I had friends living there to show me all the best places to see. I loved [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Ten reasons why our family love using GoPro Hero 5

Our love affair with GoPro started long before we had a baby. From snowboarding in the alps to swimming in the blue lagoon in Iceland, we used it for capturing everything 'action' on our adventures. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Learning to take photos like a professional

Photography is something I have always been passionate about. My mum is always telling me I should do a course. I know I have an eye for it but I don't feel so confident that [...]

Grand Hotel Portovenere review

When we decided to go to Cinque Terre we looked up the best hotels in the area given it was our honeymoon. Up popped Grand Hotel Portovenere on researching the net for a really nice [...]

Grand Hotel Minerva, Florence

Despite having a backpack and a toddler with us on our honeymoon, we felt we needed to inject a little bit of luxury into the experience. Just a stones throw from the central train station, [...]

Review of Paradu Eco Resort, Tuscany

Paradu Eco Resort, Tuscany is roughly an hour away from Pisa by car. Set by the sea and in the heart of Tuscan life, there are an abundance of activities both in the resort and [...]

Seven things to consider for your babymoon trip

The term ‘babymoon’ is something that is relatively new in the U.K. Similar to baby showers they have only started becoming more popular on this side of the Atlantic in the last few years. It [...]

Cuba as a family

Going to Cuba as a family has been on my bucket list for a while. I felt the pressure was on to get there before it changes forever. Presuming other avid travellers would feel similar, [...]

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