Why Spain is a great holiday destination for families

Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations of all time, as it is a great place for both enjoying the beach in hot sun and getting involved in many different activities. Besides that, due to the large size of the mainland, Spain’s landscape changes quite a bit in different sides of the country, which means that visiting again can be like visiting a whole new country.

The best part about Spain, however, is that you can plan a whole family holiday there without breaking the bank. And if you are still not sure whether it is the right place to take your family to, here are some main reasons why Spain is a great family holiday destination: Continue reading “Why Spain is a great holiday destination for families”

Pittville Park, Cheltenham: free things to do with kids in Gloucestershire

One of our favourite free things to do with kids in Cheltenham is a visit to Pittville Park.  It’s a place I went as a youngster and now I enjoy taking my own children too!  It’s only now as an adult that I realise quite how amazing this park is.  We live in Gloucester now and there’s nothing quite like it here.

Walking around Pittville Park with my children yesterday, I really noticed quite how beautiful it is.  I lived in the centre of Cheltenham town for just under 10 years from my late teens through to my mid-twenties and I definitely took the park for granted and never made the most of it. Continue reading “Pittville Park, Cheltenham: free things to do with kids in Gloucestershire”

Skenfrith Castle, National Trust

On Saturday it was Ben’s Dad’s 70th birthday.  We didn’t actually know it was his 70th, but we did know it was his birthday!  I did ask Ben how old his Dad was and he had no idea, so we had to ask.  For a treat, we picked up his Dad and wife and took them to explore 13th century Skenfrith Castle with us. Continue reading “Skenfrith Castle, National Trust”

Stonehenge: my review of this ancient wonder of the world

Today was our four year wedding anniversary and we wanted to mark the occasion by doing something special, but also affordable. We’re saving the last of our spending money this month for U.K. Vegan Campout, so we’re very aware that every penny we spend right now is less spending money on amazing vegan junk food in a couple of weeks!

With full tanks of fuel we just needed an idea of where to go and that wasn’t hard as I was keen to tick another item off my 2019 bucket list and visit Stonehenge!

In this blog post I will share my honest review of Stonehenge and lots of photos.  Continue reading “Stonehenge: my review of this ancient wonder of the world”

8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list

Having recently travelled a 1700 mile road trip in Europe as a family of four with young kids, ages four and seven, I kept a notebook to document all elements of our trip.  I kept a packing list to make sure we didn’t forget anything, but also as I wanted to pack light for the road trip so making a travel packing list allowed me to see if I could reduce the number of items we were taking.

In this blog post I will share with you our 8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list. Continue reading “8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list”

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”

Save £25 on your first Airbnb accommodation booking

If you’re looking online for an Airbnb referral then you’re in the right place.  I have an Airbnb refer a friend link that can give you up to £34 off in total.

You can save £25 as an Airbnb first booking discount if you’re a new customer, plus an extra £9 can be saved if you book an Airbnb experience worth £36 or more.

Read on to discover how to get this great Airbnb deal and save money when you travel. Continue reading “Save £25 on your first Airbnb accommodation booking”

Europe family road trip day 8 – back to the UK

Aah, home sweet home!

Sometimes I feel pretty sad to be heading home after a holiday, but I was quite looking forward to it this time!  We travelled 1700 miles in 8 days in the car, so quite a lot!  I was looking forward to my own bed and also going food shopping as we’d mostly been eating the same food every day.  We’d taken a bunch of dried food to save money on eating out and also that was suitable to travel in the car without a fridge all the time, so it became pretty samey by the 8th day! Continue reading “Europe family road trip day 8 – back to the UK”

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”