Out & About

Out and About is where you’ll find all our travel related posts. From holidays in the UK and abroad, to wanderlust lists of amazing destinations! Also day trips and accommodation reviews!

Three unusual things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is on my list of European cities to visit, and fairly high up too! I’m always drawn to cities with a beach, and Barcelona is definitely not short of a beach, with 4.2km of sandy beaches, divided into four main areas. But even without the beaches there are so many amazing things to see and do in the city,…

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Everything you need to know about Camping

We’ve just spent the most chilled out weekend camping in Kent, and thanks to being one of Millets Outdoor Explorer families we did it in comfort and style in a brand new tent and with some great new camping equipment too. This was our second camping trip of the year and we have two more planned in August at festivals…

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Wanderlust: 3 Australian Road Trips

I am lucky enough to have friends who live outside the UK that I can stay with, In the last 9 months I’ve been to Israel and the Netherlands to stay with friends, but one friend lives in Australia and we would love to go and visit him for a trip before the kids get too much older! He lives…

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Travel: Surviving Your First Staycation In Style

At this time of year, we’re all starting to talk about holidays. Everybody is going off to Europe and coming back with a tan, while you’re still trying to keep your cool running your everyday life. And it can be exhausting. However, that’s often fine when you’ve got your own travel plans in place and you know that you too…

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Travel: 5 Non Hotel Family-Friendly Accommodation Options

Travelling with children means having to look for a family-friendly place to stay. Whilst you can search for a hotel with a family room, these aren’t the only type of accommodation out there – there are many other options that could be cheaper and more exciting. Here are just five other options that could be worth considering on your next…

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Travel: Why Andorra Is The Perfect Destination For Your First Family Snow …

Snow sports make for a great family holiday, with plenty of action thrown in to keep the kids occupied, and the chance to do something different for the parents! Many parents are put off skiing as a family holiday because of the expense or uncertainty, but with many families experiencing the benefits, there’s no reason why you can’t too. Skiing is…

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13 Reasons to love Camping – Millets Outdoor Explorers

Those of you who have followed me since I first started writing this blog will remember my holidays used to involve things like city breaks to Prague, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, and hotter holidays to Egypt and Cyprus. Now though, our holidays tend to involve a big field, a tent and a campfire. And do you know what? I love it!…

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Camping in the New Forest + #ShakeTesters

Last weekend we spent three days away in the New Forest in Hampshire and although we were only away for a short time I’ve definitely got the post holiday blues as we had the nicest time! We camped at a campsite outside Lymington with friends so the kids were busy from dawn till dusk; on their bikes, playing games, kicking…

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