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 to destinations, 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. 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”

Visiting West Portholland beach in Cornwall with kids

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 “Visiting West Portholland beach in Cornwall with kids”

Cornwall with kids: Polperro

In this blog post I will share our quick visit to Polperro in Cornwall and our photos.

We worked out this is our fourth time to Cornwall (since me and Ben have been together). We’d been for a short trip before kids to Perranporth and stayed in Ben’s tiny tent. When Bella was perhaps one or two we stayed in The Victoria Hotel in Newquay. Two years ago we stayed for one week in the middle of North Cornwall somewhere and this time we have stayed for a week at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park.

Whilst I can’t really remember too much about the first two trips, we have typically had the worst weather on both our week long stays! Continue reading “Cornwall with kids: Polperro”

Cornwall with kids: Porthluney Beach

On our recent trip to Cornwall we managed a quick stop at Porthluney Beach. See our photos and videos at the end of this blog post of Porthluney Beach.

Porthluney Beach

The day we went to Porthluney Beach was very wet and windy. Typically we had a storm that lasted two and a half days during our Cornwall holiday with high winds and heavy rain. It was non stop for nearly half our holiday!

We managed around 30 minutes on Porthluney Beach before we were all absolutely drenched, even with waterproofs and wellies! Continue reading “Cornwall with kids: Porthluney Beach”

Visiting Hemmick Beach in Cornwall with kids

In this blog post I will share our visit to Hemmick Beach in Cornwall and photos.

On our recent holiday to Cornwall with kids we visited some beaches we have never been to before in Cornwall.  That was my plan for this trip.  We’ve been to Cornwall around three or four times before and we usually go back to the same places each time: Portholland, Newquay and Perranporth.

There’s always good reason as Ben has family friends in Portholland that practically live on the tiny beach on one side, and his grandparents were from Perranporth and there’s a bench up above the beach that is dedicated to them.  I love the beaches at Newquay and there’s lots to see and do, so we tend to go there too.  Of course it’s lovely to visit these places, but as I keep saying to Ben about travelling – every time we visit the same place, we lose a chance to see somewhere new.  Life is short and I want to see as many places as possible! Continue reading “Visiting Hemmick Beach in Cornwall with kids”