Our Big Family Road Trip: My Favourite Place

    I knew we would be seeing several places during our time away.  Of course I knew it, I booked it all!  And I knew that I would probably prefer some places to others.  What I hadn’t expected was falling completely and utterly in love with somewhere, and for it to happen so early… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: What a welcome!

      During our trip we have had the pleasure of staying in some pretty great places and meeting some fabulous owners.  For the most part we have been welcomed with open arms and made to feel at ease immediately.  We feel very lucky to have come across such wonderful people during the last… Read More

Long-Term Travel with Kids? What About the Children’s Educations?

      A few people have wondered what happens to the children’s educations during our two month trip around Italy and France. ‘I’m not allowed to take my child out of school for two months!  Why can you?’ Home education doesn’t mean that you need to be at home in order to educate, or… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: From Near Disaster Come New Friends

      Our grand entry into Italy might not have been quite how we expected it to turn out.  Certainly, when the the realisation kicked in that that we were stuck with a minibus load of children, with limited phone reception to try and get the help we needed and nobody around for miles… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: Fair Verona

            ‘Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: A Day in Venice

  We were into our second week of staying in Torreglia in the Veneto region of Italy.  We had a fine few days of sunshine during the first week but limited funds.  Then, when we had more money to go and do things, the rains came.  After four solid days of rain and storms came… Read More