Are you in need of a weekend getaway that involves beach, sea, and boat parties? Look no further than the south of Spain and Portugal! These two destinations offer endless options for a fun-filled break with your friends. Here are some of the best locations to visit, fun activity ideas and options for an unforgettable trip.Continue reading “Holiday Activity Ideas for a Fun Weekend in Southern Europe!”
10 fun and exciting things to do in Krakow
Krakow is a vibrant and historic city that offers plenty of fun and exciting things to do for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re interested in exploring its rich history, enjoying its lively nightlife, or simply taking in the stunning scenery, there’s something for everyone in this bustling Polish city. From its charming Old Town to its trendy cafes and bars, here are 10 fun and exciting things to do in Krakow that are sure to make your visit unforgettable.Continue reading “10 fun and exciting things to do in Krakow”
Malaga: the perfect tourist destination for the family throughout the year
Are you looking for a perfect family getaway that offers something to everyone? Then look no further than Malaga! Why is Malaga a good family holiday destination? Located in the south of Spain, this beautiful city has it all: stunning beaches, breathtaking mountain views and plenty of cultural sites.
Whether you’re seeking an adventure-filled summer holiday or just want to relax and take in the sights during winter time, Malaga is the ideal destination for your next family trip! From Malaga car hire services to delicious local dishes, we’ll discuss why this amazing city should be at the top of your list when it comes to planning a vacation.
We’ll also provide some tips on how to make your stay even more enjoyable! So read on and start planning today – Malaga awaits!Continue reading “Malaga: the perfect tourist destination for the family throughout the year”
Why Oktoberfest is celebrated (200 years after its history!)
Do you know why over six million of the world’s population visit Munich during Oktoberfest?
Do you even know why Oktoberfest exists?
Read on to discover exactly why Oktoberfest is celebrated, the history behind this popular festival and why it’s still a world-famous festival a whopping 200 years after it first originated!Continue reading “Why Oktoberfest is celebrated (200 years after its history!)”
Fun things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer, south France
From ages 11 to 15, I went on a family holiday to Argeles-sur-Mer in the south of France each year. I went five times in total and have many memories from these holidays, not least because each trip ended up in some sort of disaster, yet we kept going back each year!Continue reading “Fun things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer, south France”
Family day out in Ilfracombe, north Devon
We recently spent two nights in an Airbnb in Devon to visit Woolacombe at my husband’s request for his birthday. Being a late booking, I couldn’t find accommodation left in Woolacombe, so we stayed in nearby Ilfracombe instead. With just two days to our visit in north Devon, we spent the first day at Woolacombe and the second whole day at Ilfracombe. Read on to see what we thought of Ilfracombe and our family travel photos.Continue reading “Family day out in Ilfracombe, north Devon”
Exploring Crantock Beach and Pentire Headland in Newquay, Cornwall
Ooh, I’ve found another favourite beach in Cornwall – Crantock Beach!
A beautiful vast beach along the River Gannel and its estuary out to sea. It’s a huge sandy beach which is ginormous when it’s low tide. At high tide the beach separates into two with tall, steep sand dunes taking over and looking so impressive.
We spent a day exploring Crantock Beach with the children and also viewing it from Pentire Headland in the late afternoon.
Crantock beach is managed by National Trust and we were surprised to find a parking space at 10am in the summer holidays and even more surprised at how quiet the beach was.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the central Newquay beaches then Crantock is a must.
Here are my photos for the day exploring Crantock Beach and Pentire Headland.Continue reading “Exploring Crantock Beach and Pentire Headland in Newquay, Cornwall”
Daymer Beach to Brea Beach: coastal path walk with stunning views!
I love walking the Cornish coastal paths. You get to see the beaches from a different view and whenever we’re in Cornwall, I’m always stunned by how clear, blue and turquoise the seas actually are.
From the beach, you simply can’t always tell how incredible the water truly is. Definitely take a walk up the coastal paths when you see them to appreciate the full beauty of the Cornish sea and the stunning coastal views.
Today I walked a short coastal path from Daymer Beach to Brea Beach in Cornwall. Including walking across Daymer beach from their car park, the walk there and back was around 3km. If you don’t have a lot of things to carry then it was much quieter at Brea Beach and not far at all.Continue reading “Daymer Beach to Brea Beach: coastal path walk with stunning views!”
5 of the best things to do in Soltau Germany
Having family in Germany is quite a blessing as we always have an excuse to visit this amazing country. Soltau, in the north of Germany might not be a well known holiday destination but this small German town is surrounded by some amazing gems for the whole family to enjoy.Continue reading “5 of the best things to do in Soltau Germany”
European city inspiration for a Christmas break
Christmas this year is going to be very different for us in England. There are talks of Christmas bubbles and travel permitted on certain dates, but with stricter tiers being enforced across pretty much the entire country, who knows what will actually happen over the festive period.
For the past two years we went away near to Christmas on short breaks. It was the first two years we ever went away over Christmas and we really enjoyed it. Last year we went to London on a budget and also Bluestone for a few days. The year before we went to Bluestone Holiday Resort too.
It gave us something extra to look forward to at Christmas and meant we could spend some real quality time together as a family. Not that we don’t enjoy seeing family and friends, but the years before this, Ben was always working full time and only had a few days off work – a week max some years. We’d spend his time off going here and there, travelling to different friends and family houses every day he was off and never feeling like he got to relax or we spent much time just to ourselves enjoying family time.
That’s why I really wanted to go away at Christmas, and although we haven’t been away for the day itself yet, it’s something I am tempted to do! I’d love a beach holiday and real break away at Christmas! Bah-humbug perhaps, but I’m not one for the cold and get SAD each year, so a week or two in the sun would really be amazing!
We’re not religious so we could celebrate Christmas a weekend before, or after!
Anyway, not going away at Christmas at all this year is such a shame. Whilst we weren’t planning on going abroad for a beach holiday, I was planning on a UK staycation to Cornwall or Devon. A little cottage or holiday home for a few days and some coastal walks.
I haven’t bothered to book anything as everything is so up in the air. The only weekend away we did have to Wales has already been rebooked three times and now delayed until next year, so I couldn’t be bothered with the hassle of booking something just to keep cancelling it or rearranging it again, especially for a Christmas break.
Nonetheless, it hasn’t stopped me thinking about travel plans for next year and the amazing Christmas destinations we could visit.
Surely things will be back to normal next Christmas, yes? Lockdowns done and dusted and a sense of normality once again? Travel back to normal?
I really hope so!
Whilst a sunny break is a dream for me at Christmas, I’m not sure if the kids and Ben would agree! Instead, they may want something a little more festive full of Christmas cheer!
With that in mind, here are some of the cities in Europe that look great to visit for a Christmas adventure:Continue reading “European city inspiration for a Christmas break”
Painswick church 99 trees
I’ve always lived in Gloucestershire, living in Cheltenham until I was 26 years old and then moving to Gloucester. Now I live in Brockworth right on the edge of Gloucester, bordering both Cheltenham and Stroud.
No matter whether I lived in Cheltenham, or now Brockworth, we always take the same route to Stroud passing through the picturesque Cotswold village of Painswick.
As a child I’d occasionally go to Stratford Park in Stroud. That was pretty much my Stroud experience as a child and every time we went, I’d remember my mum pointing out the 99 trees in Painswick as we drove past them.
We were always slightly fascinated by them and the story of how there came to be only 99…Continue reading “Painswick church 99 trees”