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

Adventures with my family

Gypsy caravan in the Wye Valley

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How to fit 4 into a turn of the Century Showman's gypsy caravan in the Wye using fairylights for an August Bank Holiday weekend.

Iceland pictures

Iceland pictures - lagoons, glaciers and volcanic beaches

From swimming in milky blue lagoons wearing voodoo face masks, to walking inside a glacier or on the toasty black volcanic sands at a beach they call Vik – here are my favourite Iceland pictures.

Check out the travel tales from my trip to see what we got up to in the ice – in  Iceland with kids – braving the ice with the family.

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Russia Pictures

Russia Pictures

A gallery of photos from my trip to Moscow in February

– from the snow covered golden topped onion domes of St Basil’s and Kitay Gorod to the frozen Moscow River.

See my travel tales in Russian Revolutions (Moscow with Kids) and photos to download at Adobe.

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Legoland and Windsor for 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

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.

Morocco slippers, Morocco with kids

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 all inclusive

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.

Travel fails

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.

Things to do in Dubai with kids

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.

25 Budget travel top tips

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 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?

Porthcurno, Cornwall, 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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