10 Ways to save on Family Holidays 

Family holidays can be expensive, so much so more parents are opting for ‘stay-cations’ instead of booking a trip out of town or overseas. That may sound like a good idea at the time, but the novelty of staying home during the holidays quickly wears off! Adding up the costs of airline fares, larger hotel rooms and tickets to experiences, and…

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Travel – Family Cruises, would you dare?

Whatever you think of cruises as a holiday option, most travel experts will tell you that they are a fantastic way to see the world – it’s just a question of finding the right liner and cruise company. But what about if you have young kids in tow? The picture most of us have of cruises is a ship packed…

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Travel: Days out in Costa Dorada

The Costa Dorada translates as the ‘Golden Coast’, and golden it is! An area stretching for over 200km of the coastline of Spain. It is steeped in history, with many of the towns and villages growing from the small settlements that surrounded castles and fortresses centuries ago. Flanked by mountains on one side and the Mediterranean sea on the other…

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Travel: Two days in Brighton with Jurys Inn

Brighton is amazing, I love it as a city so much; it’s vibrant, unique, there is so much to do and I’ll never get bored of it. It’s just a shame that having kids meant we were priced out of the market when it came to buying in the city! I lived right in the city centre for most of…

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Travel: Six Ways to Holiday in the UK

So many families, couples, and solo travellers choose the same holiday destination year after year because it’s comfortable. But by doing this you’re missing out some amazing experiences. There are many beautiful destinations around the UK suitable for all kinds of holiday goers, whether you have young children, gadget-obsessed teens or it’s just you and your partner. Seaside breaks Why…

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Sunday Scrapbook: The Dorset, Brighton & Storage wars

Hello! Long time no see, or it feels like it anyway! I didn’t do a Sunday Scrapbook post last week as there wasn’t a great deal to report that I wasn’t already writing about and I just sort of fancied a week off! We went to Wakehurst with my mum last weekend for her birthday and had a few days…

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Days Out: Wakehurst Botanical Gardens, Sussex

It was my mums birthday on Saturday, and it’s a tradition that we go out somewhere nice for the day as having an August birthday generally means that we can expect good weather. Thankfully this year was no exception and we had a lovely sunny day with a slight breeze to help us keep cool! We decided on Wakehurst, which…

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Travel: Exploring Oxford & the Jurys Inn Hotel

Last week we hot-footed it up the A23, past London and on to Oxford. Oxford is a city that I have always wanted to explore, I have vague recollections of visiting it as a young teenager on a day out with my Dad but I honestly can’t remember what we did or where we went! I’ve read a few books…

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