Considering a family holiday to Australia [AD]

In just 18 months, my husband will retire from his career. We always planned to take the children out of school and travel for a year when he finished. The assumption was that we’d homeschool and they’d slot back into their classes on our return. Sadly, it’s looking likely that this won’t work. The girls’ school has become incredibly popular and the chances are if we take them out, they won’t get back in again. So instead we’ll travel during their school holidays. We’ll head to Europe in the Summer and get a tourist visa to travel to Australia in…

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Why the Greek Islands are the ideal destination for water lovers

It may seem obvious to head to an island destination if you enjoy being around water. However, there’s more to the Greek Islands than meets the eye. Whether you want to sail, scuba dive, learn a new water sport or even train with the Greek national swim team, this might just be the place for you. Exploring the Greek Islands by boat There are lots of options for exploring the Greek Islands by boat. You may want to live aboard a boat and visit the islands or simply take day trips from your hotel. If a huge ship is more…

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Dog friendly Marlborough Arms in Woodstock: Review

The Cotswolds is indisputably one of the most beautiful areas in England. Cotswold stone buildings, narrow streets in unspoilt villages and cosy country pubs make it a bit like stepping back in time. In a good way. It’s also the ideal place to visit with a dog. There are many beautiful places to go walking including the Cotswold Way, as well as shorter routes in and around the villages. That’s why it’s so useful to find a little gem of a place to stay that is more than happy to accommodate dogs as well as the rest of the family.…

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Family holiday ideas for the winter

There’s nothing quite like a holiday to make the winter go quicker. Before having children, I’d often go away for a month or more in November. By the time I came back, it was nearly Christmas. The weather was properly cold, but the new year was in sight, so it felt like spring was already around the corner. Since getting a camper van, we’ve been making the most of UK holidays with the children in the colder months. Whilst it doesn’t make winter seem shorter, we all feel better for spending more time outside, whatever the weather. Here are a…

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A dog friendly family holiday at Lake Bala in North Wales

As an open water swimmer, there’s something appealing about camping on the banks of Lake Bala. Famous for the Big Welsh Swim, a dog friendly miniature train and a great a variety of water sports, Lake Bala has it all. But was it a good place for a family holiday with children and a dog in tow? We spent a week at Glanllyn Caravan and Camping Park on Lake Bala to find out.  Glanllyn dog friendly campsite, Lake Bala Every summer, we have a couple of weeks away in our camper van. This year, I insisted we go somewhere that…

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