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”

Holiday bucket list: Activity holiday at Niagara Falls

As regular readers of my blog will know, I have two active boys who love the outdoors, so when I was next thinking about where we’d head for our holidays, Canada instantly sprang to mind. This country is known for its incredible hiking trails and unforgettable scenery, but I thought we’d start off somewhere that would have plenty for us to see and do so that we don’t get bored – it had to be Niagara Falls. Aside from walking… Continue Reading “Holiday bucket list: Activity holiday at Niagara Falls”

Childcare Facilities aboard the Carnival Vista

On a Carnival cruise, kids can enjoy all the best parts of a family holiday and all the fun of a summer camp, all in one! Firstly, make sure you book the kids clubs online before you board as not only will it guarantee a space, but it also saves time once onboard. Carnival has well-organised activities for children, at Camp Ocean, organised by age. Penguins – age 2-5 years Stingrays – age 6-8 years Sharks – age 9-11 years There are… Continue Reading “Childcare Facilities aboard the Carnival Vista”