A Sightseeing Tour of London with London Duck Tours

I have done a few sightseeing tours of London in my time, but a sightseeing tour aboard a giant yellow duck has to be the most fun. Before you wonder if we were bobbing about on the river Thames in a giant yellow rubber duck, a DUKW (known as a Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious modification of the 2½ ton CCKW trucks used by the U.S. military in World War II. For the safety conscious it is reassuring to  know… Continue Reading “A Sightseeing Tour of London with London Duck Tours”

Visiting Edinburgh Castle with Kids

Edinburgh Castle

During our recent visit to Scotland, Hubby and I both agreed that one of our must-visit places just had to be Edinburgh and at the top of our list was Edinburgh Castle. The castle is in the middle of the city, on top of an extinct volcano, 135 metres above sea level and offers a panoramic view over Edinburgh. Researching prices I decided to buy an Explorer Pass which is a flexible, convenient and cost-effective way to experience 77 of Scotland’s… Continue Reading “Visiting Edinburgh Castle with Kids”

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?”

My Top 5 places to visit in Birmingham with Kids

Thomas Land

Birmingham is the largest and most populous British city outside London and is famous for its network of canals, many of which radiate from Sherborne Wharf and are now lined with trendy cafes and bars, but what is there to do in the city for kids? Drayton Manor: This is a theme park that is built for all ages. With a 15 acre zoo with animals ranging from Tigers to Snakes, Owls to Monkey’s and even some dinosaurs if you… Continue Reading “My Top 5 places to visit in Birmingham with Kids”

Is Mauritius a Family Friendly Destination?

I have to admit that I have always thought of Mauritius as somewhere you would visit for a romantic holiday as a couple, however it is now the go to place for an affordable luxury family holiday. Mauritius is located in the South West part of the Indian Ocean, north of the Tropic of Capricorn and lies 855 kilometers east of Madagascar and is actually part of the Africa continent. Mauritius is protected by the world’s longest unbroken coral reef and… Continue Reading “Is Mauritius a Family Friendly Destination?”