July 3, 2015

Visit Scotland for Less: 4* Family Fun Deal at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

  A trip to Scotland has long been on our list of places to visit and still remains so. Rich in history, with striking scenery and breath-taking lochs we cannot believe that we have yet to make our way there. The new Macdonald Aviemore Hotel in the highlands of Inverness-shire currently has a fabulous deal […]

Another Side of Venice: Caorle

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  When thinking of Venice we might automatically conjure up images of St Mark’s Square, Doges Palace and gondolas gliding along the famed Grand Canal. But the Province of Venice holds so much more than we might originally imagine. Sitting along the upper shores of the Adriatic sea and nestling between the mouths of the Livenza […]

The Great Italian Outdoors

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  Coming back to a place we are already familiar with has its advantages. We know the area, the local shops, the closest hospital thanks to needing to have my wedding ring cut off after an insect bite caused major swelling during last year’s trip, and the local dentist thanks to experiencing my first ever […]

Live Large on a Luxury Cruise!

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  It’s easy to have pre-conceived ideas about what life on a cruise entails. But it doesn’t all have to be black-tie dinners, after-dinner dancing and captain’s table chit-chat. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. Here are a few ideas to help you get the most out of your cruise.   Learn a […]

Italy 2015 – Our Family Foodie Trip with the Real Italian Bellavita

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  Our love of Italy began back in 2013 when we took ten of the children on a five week Big Family Road Trip around five different areas: Umbria, Campania, Veneto, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. It had long been a place we had wanted to visit so when we were finally able to turn our […]

Hello Hammelburg


  We left early on Sunday morning, hitting the road for our planned 5.30am drive to get our crossing over to France in good time. The universal question uttered by children travelling everywhere was repeated several times before we even left England. It was deemed to be a long drive when the ‘are we there yet?’ […]