18 unique travel gift ideas for family and friends

18 unique travel gift ideas for family and …

Since getting back from our summer road trip, I’ve been making a list of travel “essentials” or rather, handy things that would make travel with kids a whole lot smoother. So, in case you’re struggling…

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Family holiday checklist for a road trip with kids

Family holiday checklist for a road trip …

Family holiday checklist: what to bring on a road trip with kids We are heading off on a road trip around Europe this summer so I’m in the process of getting organised and deciding what…

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Just off the motorway: family-friendly places to stop

Just off the motorway: family-friendly places to …

Just off the motorway: the best family-friendly places to stop When you’re munching on dodgy fast food with lots of other glum parents at a motorway service station, do you ever wish you’d done a…

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Family holidays in the Scilly Isles: a guide

Family holidays in the Scilly Isles: a …

The Isles of Scilly remain a bit of a mystery to even the most seasoned British traveller. You might know someone who went many years ago or perhaps you’ve seen the Scilly Isles’ turquoise waters…

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Visiting Rome in the summer with kids

Visiting Rome in the summer with kids

Would you visit Rome in the summer with kids? It’s hot, it’s packed with tourists and most sane Romans have skipped town in favour of the coast. So it’s not a sensible place for a…

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Tips on taking a road trip with kids

Tips on taking a road trip with …

In April we took our first road trip with kids, around the fantastic island of Sicily. Our boys are aged five and three so we ensured their first experience of being on the road was…

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Reasons to stay at an agriturismo, Italy with kids

Reasons to stay at an agriturismo, Italy …

Why stay in an agriturismo Italy, with kids? An “agriturismo” is an ItalianĀ farm which offers accommodation to guests. Prices, standards and facilities vary hugely so it pays to do a bit of research. Some are…

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Holidaying with a toddler

Holidaying with a toddler

Holidaying with a toddler is a totally different ballgame to travelling with a newborn. Toddlers are constantly on the move, they want to explore, so holidaying with one requires a degree of planning even for…

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5 reasons to book your family holiday with a travel agent

5 reasons to book your family holiday with …

So, it’s the end of April and you’ve not yet booked your 2016 family summer holiday. Do you panic as friends around you wax lyrical about the amazing deal which they booked before Christmas? Or…

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Hassle-free car hire: some top tips

Hassle-free car hire: some top tips

Whilst working as a travel agent and in my own capacity as a tourist, I’ve experienced the pain of hiring a car abroad. From aggressive up-selling of insurance policies to long queues, it’s a tedious…

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