Five Benefits of Travel for Kids

My boys just love to travel: they love every part of it! Planes, trains and automobiles, close to home or far away. They love the sense of adventure, discovering new places, and the excitement when something (inevitably) goes wrong. They often say that travel broadens the mind, and that money spent on travel is neverContinue reading “Five Benefits of Travel for Kids”

Will You Be Travelling Overseas This Summer?

The UK government have announced that they will be allowing international travel from 17th May 2021, and they have released a frankly teeny tiny list of places Brits will be allowed to travel. This includes countries that are inaccessible to tourists, and countries that aren’t allowing Britons to enter right now. Basically, unless you haveContinue reading “Will You Be Travelling Overseas This Summer?”

Walking in Whitlingham Country Park

If you find yourself near Norwich and at a lose end, then it is possible to get away from the hustle and bustle and enter an idyllic countryside space without actually leaving the city. Whitlingham Country Park looks like one of Norfolk’s famous broads, but it is actually a man-made water space, built on theContinue reading “Walking in Whitlingham Country Park”

Practical Tips: Preparing For a Long Road Trip in the UK

We are currently in a flurry of excitement, as we’re busy preparing for our first holiday of the year: a trip to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides (which also happens to be where my parents live!) We will be breaking up the 11 hour drive and the 2.5 hour ferry journey (yes,Continue reading “Practical Tips: Preparing For a Long Road Trip in the UK”

My Picks of the Top Five Best Beaches in Norfolk

If you’re thinking of taking a staycation in the UK this year then I highly recommend considering a visit to Norfolk. One of the very best thing about living in Norfolk is that you’re never more than half an hour away from a beautiful beach. And I believe (though I admit I’m biased) that NorfolkContinue reading “My Picks of the Top Five Best Beaches in Norfolk”

Visiting Cromer in the Rain: The Jewel of the North Norfolk Coast, Even When Wet!

Cromer is a little further afield for us, compared to the local beaches we visit: it is a 40 minute drive from home. We left home in glorious sunshine on what was the first warm and sunny day in weeks, hoping to hunt in the famous Cromer rock pools and eat ice cream. When weContinue reading “Visiting Cromer in the Rain: The Jewel of the North Norfolk Coast, Even When Wet!”

The Camel Park Oasis in Suffolk is a Hidden Gem

Camel riding is something you think of doing when on exotic holidays in distant, faraway locales. But this weekend we visited the Camel Park Oasis in Suffolk and rode camels in the UK! Camel riding is something that our oldest son has always wanted to do, so we were delighted when we found out aboutContinue reading “The Camel Park Oasis in Suffolk is a Hidden Gem”

Travel with Kids: What to Pack for Kids on the Plane (Short Haul)

Packing their hand luggage is the favourite part of my kid’s pre-holiday prep! But if it was up to them we would board the plane with backpacks full of Lego minifigures/toy pigs, and none of the things we actually need for the flight! For that reason, I tend to take the lead with packing theContinue reading “Travel with Kids: What to Pack for Kids on the Plane (Short Haul)”

Visiting Disneyland Paris as a Guests With a Disability (Securing a Green Pass)

I suffer from an immune system disorder called Anklosing Spondylitis (AS). It doesn’t stop me living my life (and it certainly doesn’t stop me from travelling) but it does cause widespread pain, particularly in my back and spine, which is exacerbated by standing still for long periods of time (I can walk for miles butContinue reading “Visiting Disneyland Paris as a Guests With a Disability (Securing a Green Pass)”

Paris in Pictures: A Perfect Child-Free Weekend in Paris (My Favourite City of All)

Every year my sister and I carve out time for a weekend away together, leaving the kids (and the husbands) at home. Our last pre-Covid tripGoing was to Paris, which is my favourite city in the world. I have seen the Eiffel Tower so many times that I’ve lost count, but I still feel inContinue reading “Paris in Pictures: A Perfect Child-Free Weekend in Paris (My Favourite City of All)”