5 Things To Do On A Day Trip To Calais

With so many great things to do on a day trip to Calais, and lots of low cost offers on cross-channel travel around right now, a visit to Northern France is always a great idea. 5 Things To Do On A Day Trip To Calais Enjoy The Crossing As the famous saying goes ‘life is about […]

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Kefalonia Holiday Inspiration

Kos by car

The Greek Islands have been a destination of choice since I first started choosing my own holidays in my late teens. They have seen me through girls holidays, couples holidays, and most recently family holidays without ever letting me down. So far I have visited Crete, Corfu, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos, Patmos and mainland Greece – […]

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Beat Back To School Blues With Family Twist

It’s September, and families up and down the country are well and truly back into their normal daily routines. Gone are long summer days of lazy breakfasts in the garden and fun-filled BBQs for dinner – it’s now homework, early nights and the endless routine of after school activities. Thankfully Family Twist, a fantastic bespoke European tour […]

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Visiting Boulogne With Nausicaá

Northern France is somewhere we visit a lot.  With the choice of both ferry or train for transport, many cut price tickets offers around and the fact that we can get there and back in a day spending 12 hours in Boulogne is something we quite often finding ourselves doing during the school holidays (and/or […]

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How NOT To Drive In France

We go to France by car a lot. Our current favourite adventure is a day trip to Boulogne as its such a fun way to spend time together as a family somewhere a little different to the norm. After many successful (and a few unsuccessful) trips across the channel I thought I’d share with you all my […]

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12 Hours In Boulogne

There are so many great things to do on a day trip to Calais, but our very favourite of these will always be to spend 12 hours in Boulogne playing on the beach and practicing our French! Heading over to France for the day during school holidays has been something we’ve done for the past few years now, […]

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12 Hours In Edinburgh With Kids

We recently spent 12 hours in Edinburgh as part of Lottie’s birthday treat.  With just one day there we  had to make the most efficient use of our time (cue loads of excited planning by me) so i came up with a little ’12 Hours In Edinburgh’ itinerary. If you happen to find yourself with 12 hours […]

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Our Stay At Hotel Ibiza Les Deux Alpes

Hotel Ibiza Review

We have just returned from our first taste of family skiing with Madame Vacances – read on to find out how our stay at the Hotel Ibiza Les Deux Alpes went! The Hotel Ibiza sells itself as 3-star accommodation, but from the moment the red carpet was laid out in reception for our arrival (ok, the carpet is there full […]

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Family Skiing With Madame Vacances

We have just returned from our first taste of family skiing with Madame Vacances – read on to find out how it went! There was a time when skiing meant getting the first lift up the mountain each morning and drinking until the last beer was served each night. I have many hazy memories of weeks filled with fresh […]

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5 Things You Must Do In Bologna

Having never been to Italy before my recent trip to Bologna was a fact-finding mission on everything that Italy, and Italian culture, have to offer for future visits. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this lesser talked about Italian city but I’m a convert, Bologna is much more than an airport to fly into on your […]

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