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6 Things You Cannot Leave London Without

Hundreds of people visit London for business or leisure every single day. We are huge fans of day trips and short breaks to England's...

Win! Sleepyhead® Deluxe+ Sleeping Pod Worth £130

When it comes to the equipment you need when you have a baby, multifunctional is without a doubt the way forward.  Recently I was...

Episode 3: How to Prepare for a Family Trip Podcast

Welcome back to the Zena's Suitcase podcast!  I'm really excited to share episode 3 with you today.  We are going to Morocco for February...

40+ Essential Tips For Travelling With 2 Kids (or More)

We've been travelling with 2 kids for a while now.  Indie is nearly 7 and Brook will be 5 in the summer and with...

Best February Half Term Holidays For Families

Have you booked your February half term holidays yet?  If the answer is no these ideas could be just what you are looking for....

How To Find The BEST EURO RATE On The High Street

Getting the best Euro rate on the high street can make a huge difference to your holiday cash if you are travelling from the...

Best Child Friendly Airlines for Flying with Kids

Let's be completely honest, air travel with kids can be a challenge for us parents. There are so many more things to consider than...

Episode 2: What I Learnt From Tidying Up with Marie Kondo...

Welcome to episode 2 of the Zena's Suitcase podcast! In this episode I'm going to talk to you about all the things I learnt...

Things to do in Albufeira

Albufeira is a relatively small town on the Algarve about halfway between Faro and Lagos.  It's a great base for a beach holiday and...

Episode 1: The Holiday That Went Wrong

I have done something today that I have wanted to do for a long time. I made a podcast. I then had to figure out how...

Monica Isabel Beach Club Review (Albufeira, Portugal) 

I wasn’t going to write a review about the Monica Isabel Beach Club in Albufeira, but after our holiday in Portugal at this hotel...

7 Reasons for a Messy House & How To Declutter Your...

My husband said to me one night, 'there's this woman on Netflix and she's made a show about tidying up', which he thought was...

Why Visiting Gravesites Makes Travel More Interesting

Do you visit gravesites when you travel?  Don't worry, there's no right or wrong answer. I asked myself this question the other day and it...

Win a Holiday for 2019! This Week’s Top Travel Giveaways

Have you ever won a holiday?  I have and it's an awesome feeling!  I won a trip to Spain and we had the best...

Where’s The Best Place to Holiday in Spain for Families? (AD)

I've found myself talking to many families over the years about their first holiday abroad with kids.  They often feel nervous about flying with...

Consider This Your Voucher For Planning A Perfect Family Holiday!

Family travel is something we aren’t always dab hands at - you try and sprinkle a little something for everyone into the time you...

Best Family Friendly Festivals For 2019 (Dates, Venues & Ticket Info)

Festivals are the perfect way to celebrate summer as a family.  The UK's best family friendly festivals are packed with activities, music, theatre and...

Cool Things to do in Nottingham (That are Family Friendly too)

I can't believe I've not written a 'things to do in Nottingham' post until now.  I've lived in the city for well over 20...

Win a £50/$50 Amazon Gift Card with Zena’s Suitcase (Worldwide Giveaway)

Hello lovely readers! I really hope 2019 is treating you well so far. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for following...

Albufeira Tourist Train – All You Need To Know (Portugal)

When I had finished booking our holiday to Albufeira in Portugal the first thing I looked up was ‘is there an Albufeira tourist train?’....
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Everything You Need For A Road Trip Through The UK

A road trip through the UK sounds like a wonderful idea, but you need to prepared. You need to have some sort of idea...

How To Teach Young Children About Money

Teaching children about money is one of the most important life skills you can pass on to your kids.  I had a really poor...

Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer Review

When we were asked to review the Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer I had a feeling it was going to be the solution...
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Things To Do In Washington D.C. With Kids

Washington DC is very much a place we want to visit when our travels take us back to the USA.  If we head back...

Last Minute Ideas To Keep The Magic Alive This Christmas

Where on earth did December go? One minute we were cracking open the advent calendar and the next minute it's like 3 sleeps before we...

Upmarket Travel: How To Have A Great (And Fancy) Trip

If you’re a seasoned traveller, the likelihood is that you’ve seen it all. From downmarket hostel dormitories, to great hotels that took you by...

15 Things to do in Lisbon

If you are looking for things to do in Lisbon, I promise you that you are not going to be disappointed.  Lisbon is one...

Tips For Fossil Hunting Along The Jurassic Coast

Fossil hunting is such a fun holiday activity for kids visiting the Jurassic Coast.  When we spent time in Devon, we visited Seaton beach...

Red Riding Hood Review (Lakeside Arts Nottingham)

We are huge fans of the Lakeside Arts Djanogly Theatre in Nottingham so we couldn't wait to see this year's Christmas performance, Red Riding Hood....

I’M A GIRLY DOLL REVIEW (AD)

Let's talk about dolls for a second.  When I found out I was going to have daughters I made a decision not to encourage...
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Top Rated Things to do in Los Angeles

Let's talk about Los Angeles attractions, or more precisely things to do in LA that are going to help you create a fun and...
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