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.
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.
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 family holidays– 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?
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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