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Written in collaboration with Mary J Choosing where and with whom to holiday is always exciting. Getting to research a place and then start to organise the trip is an exciting and thrilling experience that makes the actual trip all the more fun. And although travelling as a family is great, once in a while parents should take a few days to themselves and have a grown-ups only vacation. The key word in the previous statement is “a few days” so finding a location that can accomodate the amount of

Are you thinking about visiting Italy with kids?  Perhaps you are already a huge fan of the country and are looking for some inspiration for your next Italian holiday?  I really can’t blame you on both counts as Italy is a country with a lot to offer families with children of all ages.  With plenty of homes to rent in Italy, there’s lots of opportunity to explore it’s ancient history, natural beauty and splendid architecture making for the perfect family holiday for all. As well as being the perfect history lesson

When I began the drive from Nottingham to Surrey, the thought of some great Italian food certainly kept me going, especially when I hit the M25 getting around London.  Fortunately, the Italian cookery masterclass hosted by luxury villa specialist Bookings For You and the Giovannini family certainly did not disappoint and made the 4 and a half hour drive worth it. One of the joys of booking a villa for your Italian holiday is being able to cook your own food.  Undoubtedly you will eat out while you are away, but

Did I mention that I visited Venice recently for a short break.  Oh, you heard! Sorry about that.  I’m getting old, and repeat myself a lot these days.  If you caught my post about ‘How To Visit Venice On A Budget’, you’ll already know that money was a consideration when booking the trip.  I’ve also shared with you how we got on eating in Venice, as lots of people commented on Instagram about their hit and miss experiences of food in the city. When you go to a beautiful city like Venice,

Venice has a lot of restaurants, some are good and some are not so good.  On our recent short break to Venice food was quite a big feature.  We were exploring the city a lot, so we welcomed the chance to sit down and enjoy a meal together.  I have very high expectations of food when I’m on holiday, as it’s such a big part of the experience and local culture.  If the food is disappointing in some way, it effects my experience of the holiday all together. Don’t Eat On

Venice is a beautiful city and a place I have always wanted to visit.  My friend got in touch with me and asked if I would consider going to visit Venice with her and I was desperate to say yes.  I really wanted to go.  I hadn’t been on a girlie weekend since London, and we were talking about a visit to Venice, somewhere that had been on my bucket list for years.  I started to look around on the internet for cheap Venice breaks, and the prices started to

Describing the top places to visit in the ancient Island of Sicily in Southern Italy is no easy job.  The Island is dotted all around with a huge variety of magical ancient monuments, natural protected reserves, and activities of all kinds for children and adults alike. Here’s the 5  most spectacular spots that encapsulate the main character of Sicily and its ancient heritage. If you are traveling from the UK soon you can find many airline companies that offer direct flights from London and other British cities to Sicily on this site.

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