8 day Europe road trip costs for family of four

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”

Reasons to visit Liverpool

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”

Europe family road trip day 7 – a few hours in Bruges

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”

Europe family road trip day 2 – exploring Amsterdam

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”

What to do and where to stay in Florence

I have been lucky enough to be able to travel to Florence for work, but at the same time I was unlucky to not see everything this incredible city has to offer.  As my visit was work orientated I had no time to explore the delights of Florence and so I must return one day as a tourist.

I was fortunate enough to be able to walk from my hotel to my place of work each day so I did manage to get a feel for the streets of Florence and witness some of the incredible architecture this city has to offer.

Today I have a guest post for you to share some ideas of what to do and where to stay if you are considering a visit to Florence yourself.  I’ll be taking on board all the advice for when I revisit Florence in the future. Continue reading “What to do and where to stay in Florence”

Welcome to the Travel Vixta blog

Hello and welcome to my brand spanking new travel blog called Travel Vixta.  In this blog post I’m going to share with you why I have set up this travel blog as well as our travel history both before kids, individually, as children ourselves and now as a family! Continue reading “Welcome to the Travel Vixta blog”