Setting Off on our Travels: Day 1 – Germany

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  In hindsight, it probably wasn’t the best of ideas to have booked an early morning Eurotunnel crossing on the morning the clocks sprung forward¬†an hour. The 4.30am start that beckoned was no more appealing when we kept translating it as ‘4.30am – actually 3.30am by yesterday’s time,’ because we, it seems, like to punish… Read More

Our Top 6 Reasons Why Villas Are Better Than Hotels for Large Families

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    We love to travel but we have found that as our family grew, our needs changed too. Whilst staying in hotels was great as a couple and worked out perfectly fine with two or three young children, we found that the more our family expanded, the more our requirements did too. Our favoured… Read More

How We Afford Long-Term Travel With Kids

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    One common excuse for not travelling with children is the sheer expense of the feat. We believed the same thing until we planned and took our two month road trip around Italy and France in 2013. Up until that point we had always assumed that long term travel would be expensive and unaffordable.… Read More

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… Read More

Behind the Scenes: Poli Grappa Distillery

Sullivan family at Poli Grappa Distilleries

  While grappa is not quite regarded as the typical after dinner drink in the UK things are very different in Italy. We visited the Poli Distillery, the home of Poli Grappa since 1898, to find out more about the range of grappas and the production process behind them.     The Poli Distillery is… Read More