How to Travel on a Budget with the Family

Eco-Gites of Lenault

Travelling on a budget with the family can be tricky. We have tried everything from £9.50 Sun Holidays to camping, cottage hire to budget hotels and have to admit it can be a challenge. We are a family that often travels with four children and sometimes all six which opens up its own issues as most holiday companies cater for two adults and two children. In fact it is a common bugbear of mine that we often have to shell… Continue Reading “How to Travel on a Budget with the Family”

Travelling with a Baby

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Travelling with a baby opens up all sorts of issues but it doesn’t have to be a painful experience. I have been really lucky with my kids and they have all been good travellers, some of which is down to luck, but also good planning. My favourite form of transport has to be the car as it is your own space, you can take all the paraphenalia you want to keep the kids entertained and you can stop for a… Continue Reading “Travelling with a Baby”

A Weekend Break in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages

Last weekend we were invited to stay at Harcombe House in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages. In a surprising twist of fate, not only was an old school friend of my husband there for a weekend break but we also discovered that it was the old boarding house of a former work colleague……..what a small world! Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the Dorset seaside resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a… Continue Reading “A Weekend Break in Lyme Regis with English Country Cottages”

Iceland – a family friendly destination?

Back in January 2016 I wrote a post about why I wanted to visit Iceland and that the destination was top of my “without the kids” bucket list. I don’t why, but I never thought of Iceland as a family friendly destination, however, on a recent trip to World Travel Market at Excel London, I was introduced to the Iceland Tourist Board who changed my mind. Flights to Iceland take just 3 hours from the UK and you can fly from… Continue Reading “Iceland – a family friendly destination?”

How safe is your home on holiday? #WinterWithChill

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Going on holiday is an exciting time for anyone, but have you ever wondered how safe your home is when you are away? We ensure that all electrical appliances are switched off at the mains, leave the boiler ticking over in case of any cold weather and switch the alarms on, but going away is fraught with other issues now too! Now travellers who are burgled while on holiday risk having home insurance claims rejected if they announced their plans… Continue Reading “How safe is your home on holiday? #WinterWithChill”