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One of the great things that have emerged since the turn of the century is the global push for physical fitness; we are all doing something to exercise, and if biking is your thing and you would like to socialise by riding with others, there are special tour groups you can join when travelling. Continue reading “Bike tours: what are they and should I join one?”
London on a budget is totally possible, even if you’re travelling with kids, so long as you’re willing to make some sacrifices and take advantage of the free things you can do in London.
In this blog post I reveal our spending diary as a family of four in London for three days. Continue reading “Spending diary for our budget family holiday to London. 3 days, 4 people, only £350!”
Just before Christmas we went on a two night budget stay to London with the kids.
Bella, age 7, has been asking for about three years to go to London since she learned about it at school.
She was dying to see a red double decker bus!
It was one of her wishes on our family travel bucket list for 2019 and we managed to squeeze a budget trip to London in just before the year was out.
We went on a tight budget so decided to stay within walking distance of the free museums to keep our spending costs as low as possible.
We found a cheap place to stay, took a coach from our home city of Gloucester and ate as cheaply as possible with total spending money whilst there of £150 for four of us. I share the total costs of our trip in my London spending diary.
So what did we get up to?
We managed to squeeze in Buckingham Palace, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, Hyde Park and some sightseeing.
Here’s a look at our family London itinerary for three days and our photos and videos. Continue reading “Our 3 day London family itinerary + travel diary”
Today me and Ben had a kid-free outing visiting Bristol for a day. We were only there for four hours in total, but it felt like a proper day out and mini-escape. If you’re wondering what you can do in a short trip to Bristol, my favourite U.K. city, then read on for how to spend half a day in Bristol. Continue reading “Visiting Bristol for half a day”
In case you missed it, we recently went on an eight day family road trip in Europe with two kids in tow. I meticulously kept records of every last penny we spent on the trip to see exactly how much it cost us in total. In this blog post I will share with you a breakdown of how much our trip to Europe cost as a family of four.
I will also share some tips on how to save money when travelling on a budget in Europe later on in the blog post. Continue reading “8 day Europe road trip costs for family of four”
According to a recent study, 40% of millennials choose their travel destinations based on how ‘Instagrammable’ they are. It was ranked the most important factor when it comes to travel for those under 33 years of age.
With this in mind, Liverpool ONE has launched a #VIPliverpool campaign, that’s ‘Very Instagrammable Places’ in Liverpool. They absolutely love the city and have provided information on the most Instagram-worthy places in the city.
In this blog post I am going to explore some of the best reasons to visit Liverpool and where you can find the most Instagram worthy photo locations. Continue reading “Reasons to visit Liverpool”
On day 7 we had our second European city visit to Bruges in Belgium. I had been really looking forward to this after a couple of days in Germany with not much to do as we were visiting family. I was ready to see some sights again and to see something new!
Unfortunately the weather was meant to be rain the whole day in Bruges which was typical after a whole week of high 30s sunshine! The rain even woke us up in the middle of the night as it hammered it down onto the roof! Continue reading “Europe family road trip day 7 – a few hours in Bruges”
Day two of our Europe road trip with kids was an entire day in Amsterdam! We did not travel anywhere in the car today, only by foot, boat and tram to explore the sights of Amsterdam. We literally had one full day in the main city of Amsterdam so had pre-planned what we wanted to see and do. Continue reading “Europe family road trip day 2 – exploring Amsterdam”