Snorkelling & scuba diving – the difference between the two

Many people choose their holiday destination based on the marine life and waters as they plan to go snorkelling or scuba diving on their travels.  There are lots of destinations with beautiful clear waters such as Cebu in the Philippines that are ideal for marine life to thrive, making the island an ideal place to snorkel and scuba dive – two activities that allow you to observe and be one with the creatures of underwater world. However, if you are a newbie, you may be wondering what’s the difference between the two water sports? Continue reading “Snorkelling & scuba diving – the difference between the two”

Vegan on the go: road trip food ideas with no fridge

On our recent European road trip we travelled 1700 miles across Europe in our Mazda Bongo and needed to come up with some vegan food ideas that didn’t need refrigeration.  We did take a camping stove with us, but we were out on day trips most days when we weren’t travelling in the car, so we needed food ideas that needed no fridge and no stove.

I thought it was going to be really tricky to come up with enough snack ideas and meals that don’t need refrigeration or cooking, especially healthy ideas.  We actually surprised ourselves and came up with a pretty massive list of healthy non perishable foods to take with us in our Bongo. Continue reading “Vegan on the go: road trip food ideas with no fridge”

7 day Cornwall holiday costs for family of four in October

Wondering how much a family holiday to Cornwall in October costs for four people?  I’ll reveal exactly how much we spent in October 2019 on our Cornish beach holiday for seven days.

We recently spent the October half term in Cornwall staying at Pentewan Sands 5-star holiday resort.  We tried to be careful with what we spent, but we had a few treats.  I was always mindful of what we were spending and kept a holiday spending diary so we could keep track of our budget.  Read on to see how much we spent. Continue reading “7 day Cornwall holiday costs for family of four in October”

4 reasons why cruise holidays are so popular with families

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Fifty years ago, the only people who took cruise holidays were the very wealthy or the well-off elderly, yet the modern cruise ship is akin to a floating city, and with the majority of cruise holidays targeting young families, there are so many fun-based activities for kids.

Not only are there a million and one things to do, they are set up for child care, so you and your partner can enjoy dinner without worrying about the kids. If your kids are of an age where they can be by themselves, they will never get bored on a cruise ship.

Here are just a few reasons why cruise holidays are proving very popular with young families. Continue reading “4 reasons why cruise holidays are so popular with families”

Cornwall with kids: West Portholland

In this blog post I’ll share a little about our recent visit to the beach at West Portholland in Cornwall. You’ll also find lots of our travel photos and a video of the day at the end of this travel blog post.

Portholland is a special place to my husband Ben as it’s where his Dad’s best friend lives. Ben’s Dad is originally from Cornwall but moved away from Cornwall as an adult and has since lived in a few different locations. His best friend, Trounce, has always stayed in Cornwall.

Trounce is a farmer in West Portholland and we have visited him and his wife every time we’ve been to Cornwall. Ben has fond memories of visiting every summer as a child and now visits with his own children to make even more amazing memories! Continue reading “Cornwall with kids: West Portholland”