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What to expect on a holiday to the Black Forest, Germany!

The Baden-Baden region of Germany has been on my bucket list of destinations to visit since day one. Not only is it seemingly one of the most beautiful parts of Europe, but it is the place that my family originate from, definitely a place I need to visit. I was invited to visit the region on a three day whistle-stop tour, courtesy of Fly-Baden – a co-operation of tourist destinations within the Baden-Baden region. Here’s what to expect from a holiday to this beautiful part of Germany. You can read more about my trip in my post about the Black…

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Self-catering luxury at Blairmore Farm Review

Last week we spent the week at Blairmore Farm, which provides luxury self-catering accommodation in the Perth and Kinross area of Scotland. The purpose of our stay was for me to review Blairmore Farm, but since coming home I’ve been putting off writing my review. Why? Because I have no idea how my words or photographs could possibly do justice to such an amazing place. Booking a stay at Blairmore Farm I was asked to review Blairmore Farm by Embrace Scotland – the premier resource for booking self-catering holidays in Scotland. From that point on, I was in touch directly with Ailsa…

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The Isle of Wight with dogs

Our dogs have always been part of the family. At home, they’re always there. If we go for a day out, we take them with us if we can. So when we go on holiday, we actively look for places to go that the dogs can come along to as well. The Isle of Wight was one of the most dog friendly places we’ve been to. A camping holiday in the Isle of Wight For us, a holiday is all about being out and about in the fresh air so camping is the natural choice. Of course, this means that…

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Top 10 tips on packing light

This post is for you, my husband who no longer has any idea what packing light means. There was a time, not so very many years ago when we could go on holiday without the kitchen sink. In fact, we coped for a month in New Zealand with just a motorbike pannier each and a small rucksack between us. These days, we travel with two kids, two large dogs, an estate car and a folding camper (over-sized trailer tent). We have even had a genuine discussion about whether to bring the cat next time. So to remind us how it’s…

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10 family campsite essentials

Since having children, camping has become a whole different beast. When it was just us, we had no issues with pitching up in a field or on a cliff top and wild camping. With young children, our needs are a little more complex. Here are the top ten things we look for in a campsite these days. 1. Dog friendly A family holiday wouldn’t be complete without the dogs. We do occasionally have a few days away without them, but we would never leave them behind if we’re camping so we would actively avoid campsites that won’t accept dogs. 2.…

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