Below you will find all our travel related posts. It includes places we have visited as well as our future holiday plans.

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Planning a Rome City Break with Kids

Before having kids we loved city breaks. Dave and I went to Rome for his birthday about eleven years ago. It was whilst we were planning our wedding and a bit of a celebration of actually paying for our wedding – a final treat before the big day six months later. That trip to Rome is probably, even now, one of my favourite holidays. I definitely left a bit of…

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Planning your First Disney World Trip

Disney World is a holiday of a lifetime – although so many people go and then cannot wait to go back. But going to Disney World for the first time takes so much planning that it’s hard to even know where to start. We started planning our trip to Disney World when LP was born, seven years before we actually made the trip. It was a holiday I had spent…


The Esplanade Hotel – Newquay, Cornwall

We started half term with a whistle stop trip to Newquay. Cornwall is one of our favourite parts of the country and having spent last February half term there it was so lovely to know we would be going back, with Dave this time, and exploring a part of Cornwall we hadn’t spent much time in before. The Esplanade Hotel in Newquay invited us to stay with them for two…


Our Experience of Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida makes up one of the four main theme parks of Walt Disney World Resort. When we visited last August Hollywood Studios was the first of the Disney Parks that we ventured to. When we arrived the car park was huge but each area was organised by numbers and areas named after Disney characters, something that the children loved committing to memory each day! A regular…


Our First Visit to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is what I would describe as Classic Disney. It is the Central Park of the four Disney theme parks that make up Walt Disney World in Florida. There are only two ways to actually get to the Magic Kingdom from either the resort hotels or the expansive car parks. The first is the futuristic monorail system and the second is the old style paddle boat. The first…


A Weekend at the Solent Hotel and Spa – Fareham

Recently we were invited to stay overnight at the Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham, Hampshire. This is quite local to us, about an hour’s drive away, and we were all looking forward to some time to relax after the first week back into the usual school and work routine. The Solent Hotel is within easy reach of junction 9 of the M27 and really well placed for the surrounding…


A Family Weekend at Darwin Forest – Luxury Lodge Holidays

As the children had an inset day at school at the start of January, we took advantage of the last weekend of the Christmas holidays and stretched out our time together with a brilliant weekend in Derbyshire at Darwin Forest. Our drive to rural Derbyshire brought us to the outskirts of the Peak District, home of Darwin Forest. We were immediately impressed as soon as we drove into the park…