Travel and Wine: The Perfect Pairing

    A holiday is the perfect time to relax and unwind, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a glass of wine and a great meal, preferably with a beautiful view. Many travellers are discovering that they can achieve all of those things at one time simply by visiting wineries… Read More

10 Unusual Things to do in France

    Tourist hotspots are great when you want to scrape the surface of a place but sometimes visiting the same old sights can leave you feeling that you want to do something a little different. Undoubtedly a beautiful country with many popular sights, convenient ferry crossings to France mean that you can be there… Read More

Exploring Italy’s Calabrian Coastline with the Kids

    Most travellers on their return from Italy will praise the beauties of the Tuscan cities, rave about the Northern lakes and possibly even become slightly hysterical when recalling the splendours of Venice, but how often have you heard about the less well known region of Calabria? Explore Situated in the ‘toe’ of the… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: Meeting Jax

    Four days after arriving in Lasson, Burgundy, it was time to take to the road again.  We headed in a slightly south westerly direction towards the Midi-Pyrenees where sunnier, warmer weather was promised and my never-met-in-real-life-before friend Jax and her family live. We quickly realised that whatever journey time the sat nav estimated,… Read More

Our first day in Italy – The real story about our rescue

    Internet connection has been limited so I have not been unable to update the site at all.  Now that we have settled in a different place we have working Mifi and internet (thanks to an unlimited data sim card provided to us by Holiday Phone), so we are able to update you on our… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: Moving South

    It is 5am here – 4 am GMT – and I am awake with Isobel who decided, quite frankly, that she had enough of sleeping for one night.  This suits me fine as today we are moving on. With the weather averaging about 4°C here, our visit has been a little bit of… Read More