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”

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”

Seminyak: the best place in Bali for vegan food

Travelling as a vegan is becoming much easier nowadays due to the rise in those following a plant-based diet or vegan lifestyle.  As the demand for vegan food options grows, the restaurants are adapting their menus and offering at least one option for those who wish to avoid meat and dairy.  Many restaurants are even offering a lot more than one option and there are many 100% plant-based eateries opening all over the world. Continue reading “Seminyak: the best place in Bali for vegan food”

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”

Europe family road trip day 6 – 11 hour Netherlands coastal scenic drive from Germany to Belgium

Day six was a BIG driving day. It would only be just over six hours to drive from Soltau in Germany to Wingene in Belgium which is where our Airbnb was, but Ben fancied a scenic route along the bridges, water and coast in the Netherlands.  Our journey from Germany to Belgium took ELEVEN hours in total! Continue reading “Europe family road trip day 6 – 11 hour Netherlands coastal scenic drive from Germany to Belgium”

Europe family road trip day 5 – Munster, Germany

The fifth day of our trip was in Germany to see Ben’s gran one more time before we headed onto Belgium the next day.

Again, we wanted to spend as little money as possible as we’d already spent as much as we’d really wanted to – £1200 – and still had a day in Bruges to go where we wanted a tour of the city, plus the petrol costs to get back.  There will be a blog post soon with a breakdown of all the costs from this trip.  Our ideal budget was £1000, but this was adventurous with needing to buy European breakdown cover for a 24 year old car (£150 for this alone), travel insurance for a pre-existing medical condition (£50) and so on. Continue reading “Europe family road trip day 5 – Munster, Germany”