Travel Tips and Tales by Holidays from Hels

Champagne and goblets, gift ideas for campers, travel tales

20 Gift ideas for campers

Wondering what to buy someone who loves travel but can’t at the moment? Here are some gift ideas for campers and travellers that they can look forward to using next summer. After a lifetime of camping, these are our most treasured finds that we no longer travel without – our essential non-essentials.

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Porthcurno, Cornwall Family travel tales

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Spinning travel tales about how to entertain 2 boys on a budget and to keep smiling in spite of lashing rain, lack of research and en suite facilities - at home and beyond (sometimes in) the seas.

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Venice with kids

Join us on our adventure to Venice with kids - flamingos, beach clubs, Murano glass tigers and chocolate box Burano houses. Marvel at the fabulously elaborate architecture and walk amongst Roman horses on the terrace of St Marks Basilica itself.

Lego crocodile, Legoland, indsor with kids,

Windsor with kids

Travel in time from the Stone Age at the Henge, through the Norman Conquest at Windsor Castle and into the laser shooting Ninjago Lego-ride future by way of castles real and fantastic.

Tuscany with kids

Tuscany with kids - land of Narnia-like statues, buildings saved from destruction by their own beauty, comedically leaning towers, modern Roman Gladiators and pizza n ice cream for tea.

Moroccan slippers, Morocco with kids, travel tales

Morocco with kids

Becoming lost in time and space in the crazy Kasbah with its waist coated monkeys, uninvited snake necklaces and abandoned donkey hooves. Embark on sunflower festooned rafts to the foot of waterfalls in the Atlas mountains; and join a camel caravan, disguised as a Bedouin.

Jamaica palm, Jamaica with kids, travel tales

Jamaica All Inclusive with kids

Land of crocodiles, rum, dolphin and crime. How to stay in Jamaica all inclusive and have an adventure at the same time.

10 epic travel fails, travel tales

Epic travel fails

Top ten epic travel fails - from face attacking fish to enraged bulls and unexpected water snakes. Sometimes it's so bad its good.

Dubai with kids

Flowers, water and snow in the desert - there are more things to do in Dubai with kids than you may think. check out these top 10 activities from a local expert.

Budget travel, travel tales

25 Budget Travel tips

Using these 25 budget travel top tips UK I have found free flights to Jamaica, 2-centre holidays for the price of 1, free entry to Legoland, the Tower of London, Matilda the musica . You may already know all this but, if not, here's how.

St Ives gallery –  favourite photos of the many fabulous beaches fronting St Ives: Porthmeor, Porth Gwidden, Porthminster and Harbour Beach (and I’ve thrown in Porthcurno, which is a drive away but too beautiful not to).

A lifetime compendium of the best large group accommodation we have found with UK friends and family. From Abbot’s Manors, to Old Schools, yurts and farmhouses.

Scafell Pike family hike – the tallest mountain, the clearest waters and the steepest roads in all the land. Travel tales featuring a rising river, tears and a boat.

Portugal with kids – Lagos to Lisbon: furnace hot beaches with icy eat-you-up waves, adventure canoeing, unexpected medieval camels and castles in the sky.

Family Snowdon hike up the Pyg Track and down the Miners in minus 6 degrees, with supporting roles from fog, tarns,and Snickers. And a surprise trip down memory lane.

Discover the best beaches in UK – aquatic sea tractors, causeways, cliff stairs to open air theatres and dunes too big to play hide and seek in.

Ferry cross the Mersey, past the half cormorant/half eagle Liver Birds and selfies on the psychedelic Tate floors- travel tales from a rainy November day out in Liverpool.

With a wedding anniversary to celebrate – it has been deemed necessary to revisit the Vegas wedding chapel 20 years on, in 2020. Destiny is calling. Throwing in NYC and a 2 week roadtrip USA – this time with the kids.

Christmas or Hallowe’en? Tricky to tell the difference this Boxing Day hunting for the half man and hooded monk in Madeley in Britain’s most haunted hotel. Did we sleep? Would you?

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