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Have you booked your February half term holidays yet?  If the answer is no these ideas could be just what you are looking for.  February is a great time to take a family holiday as prices are generally low to reasonable and it’s always nice to have something to look forward to isn’t it! The cold weather can also be a huge factor for booking a holiday with kids.  My daughter has been asking when it’s going to be summer every day this week.  The frosty mornings seem to be

9 BEST Things to do in Nerja contains affiliate links  If you have found my post about things to do in Nerja, I’m guessing you have booked your holiday in the Costa Del Sol and are at the very exciting stage of looking places to visit when you get there. Nerja is a beautiful town on the Costa Del Sol and I really don’t think you will be disappointed with your visit at all.  I have been on lots of holidays to Nerja, and there are plenty of things to do. It’s one of

If you are looking for family friendly hotels in Son Bou, Menorca you will not go far wrong with booking a holiday at Royal Son Bou Family Club.  We were lucky enough to stay at Royal Son Bou last year and it was definitely one of our favourite family holidays of 2017.  If you would like to find out more about our experience you can read our Royal Son Bou Family Club holiday review here. I think sometimes Menorca is a misunderstood island, and ends up carrying the reputation of

When you think of a family holiday in Europe, places like Portugal, France and Spain will instantly spring to mind. But even with places like Spain, there are certain areas you just wouldn’t consider as, on paper, they don’t seem suitable for a family holiday. Marbella is definitely one of those places. Known as the playground of the rich and famous, Marbella is filled with luxury yachts, beach nightclubs and more high-end fashion shops than the whole of the UK combined. It’s little wonder, then, that Marbella has built a

Our holiday in Menorca left a big impression on us to be honest.  The main reason was because it gave us the perfect balance of fun, sight seeing and the option to visit some great local restaurants in Son Bou. We loved our stay at Royal Son Bou Family Club and we also enjoyed visiting different places in Menorca.  Because we were staying half board at Royal Son Bou Family Club, we were also able to enjoy eating out as well as at the hotel.  We found having the option to

Each year, millions of tourists flock to the golden sands of Tenerife in search of the best all inclusive hotels. The largest Canary Island is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday, whether you’re travelling with your friends, family or as a couple. The island’s beautiful scenery, warm climate and fabulous nightlife has made it a hit with holidaymakers from all over the world, but what if you want to experience a Tenerife holiday on an all inclusive basis? Which are the best hotels in Tenerife? As one of the

Self catering accommodation is a great option for families looking to book a relaxing holiday together.  Hundredrooms is an excellent resource for finding self catering holidays around the world to suit your needs.  Not only does it compare prices so that you get the best deals but you can also specify your family’s specific requirements.  So if you can’t live without wifi or want use of a pool it’s a great place to start your holiday search. As you already know from my recent holiday to France, I love the flexibility

We took our young children to Royal Son Bou Family Club in Menorca for a holiday recently and can honestly say we were very impressed with this all inclusive holiday resort for lots of reasons.  If you follow my Instagram account you might have caught a glimpse of what we got up to. I’ve got a few blog posts to share with you about our family holiday in Menorca, and I’ll be talking about where we ate, where we visited and what we loved about the island.  First of all I’m going

I have been lucky enough to visit Barcelona a few times, but I have always been left with an empty feeling of ‘just passing through’, which leaves me less than fulfilled as a traveller and explorer.  I find cities the most stimulating places to visit, giving a real sense of culture and lots to see, so why haven’t I made the most of my time in this vibrant Spanish city yet? My first visit was during a cruise in mid August 2011.  I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time

We like to think that humankind generally has a pretty standard idea of what constitutes good manners, although in reality this common ground between different countries and cultures ends at ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. And what is one of the most divisive of all niceties? It has to be tipping (that’s ‘gratuity’, if you’re fancy). Do you tip? Even in England, we cannot seem to agree on the correct protocol. Only 20% of us Brits always tip, with 31% saying that they would only leave a tip if they received outstanding

Are you still deciding where to book your holiday for this year?  It can be a tough decision to make when you want everyone to have a good time and there is so much choice out there.  Sometimes we can’t get everything we love about travelling as a family out of one trip, so we start to think about short breaks and weekends away.  Having variety in our yearly travel plans is a great way to make sure everyone gets a little bit of what they want. I wanted to share with you

Later this year, we are heading to the island of Menorca for the first time for a family holiday.  When I found out that this relatively small island had 70 Menorca beaches in total I decided I needed to narrow it down a little.  We are staying on the island for a week, and we need to know where the best family friendly beaches are in Menorca to make the most of our stay. A lot of the islands beaches are small coves only accessible by foot, which sounds great for a

Menorca is a very popular holiday destination for UK families, and if you haven’t been yet it really is worth moving this travel destination to the top of your family bucket list.  Menorca is a small island off the coast of Spain, and is part of the collection of islands called the Balearics. Despite being in close proximity to Ibiza and Majorca it is a very unique island with a character and culture all of it’s own. With around a 2 hour flight time from the UK, and a promise

I know what your thinking, I’m always talking about the next holiday we are going on.  My husband would be inclined to agree with you, and it makes him very nervous, especially with his fear of flying.  He’s heading to Arizona in the New Year, and trust me when I say he’s freaking out.  Me, I’m just super jealous that I won’t be going with him.  Seeing as he’s going to be off on a jolly work trip, I feel completely justified in planning a family holiday. I think it makes him

Ibiza is a beautiful holiday destination just off the coast of Valencia in Spain.  It is one of the three Balearic Islands, and sits in the calm blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.  Also known as the White Isle, reflecting it’s stunning sandy beaches, it’s been very popular with party goer’s and clubbers over the years.  Ibiza has a lot to offer tourists, and has moved away from it’s partying reputation to become very popular with couples looking for a luxury romantic break or planning a honeymoon. The south east

Travelling in Europe is an exciting prospect for lots of people.  It offers a wide range of diverse cultures, stunning and historic architecture as well as some of the most amazing foods that the world has to offer.  Whether you are visiting a destination in Europe for a week, a month or a year you will want to make the most of your travel experience.  Perhaps you are going to be visiting lots of European cities, ticking places like London, Paris and Barcelona of your travel bucket list.  If you are planning

It is no secret that I love to visit Spain.  I am a huge fan of the country, it’s culture and especially it’s food.  Add to all that glorious sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches and a glorious coast line and for me you have the perfect family holiday.  I have been lucky enough to visit mainland Spain a lot.  You’ll have heard me talk about Nerja a lot and our recent trip to Fuengirola.

Al Fresco Holidays was a new concept to us, but as a family with young children who enjoy travelling we were keen to give it a go.  Can you believe our visit to Tamarit Park was our first holiday together as a family this year considering how much I talk about family travel? That’s the problem with having a big age gap family, getting us all on the same trip can be a challenge.  Daddy was definitely ready for a break and the kids are always up for some sea and

Sometimes you just need a winter holiday.  I had started to feel the turn in the weather, and it wasn’t quite as easy to get out and about with the kids. It had also been playing on my mind how much we were nagging the 3 year old about playing nicely with her little sister.  I know these are things she has to learn, but I was missing just enjoying her being 3. I wanted to give her a break from negotiating the relationship with her younger sister, and me a

Going on a family holiday is one of the most memorable times where parents form a stronger bond with their children while experiencing new things together. Andalucia is one of the best places to visit in Europe with the entire family in tow. There are so many things to see and do to keep each member of the family entertained. Check out the following things you and your family can do in this beautiful place.

We are well and truly on countdown to our holiday in Costa Brava and it really can’t come quick enough. It feels like the right time for us to be taking a break as a family.  We haven’t been abroad since our trip to Ibiza, which was exactly 2 years ago. I wasn’t feeling my best for that trip at all.  I was about 4 months pregnant with Little Pudding, and I felt grotty.  I hadn’t packed a thing and I remember lying on the sofa feeling like death giving instructions to my

We have just booked our family holiday to Spain and we are so excited.  We are off in October to Pineda De Mar, which is a town totally new to us.  We are huge fans of visiting Spain, but have not really explored Costa Brava.  I really enjoy sharing new experiences with my family, so I know already we are going to have a great week exploring the Costa Brava. We have visited the Costa Del Sol numerous times and regularly visit Nerja and the surrounding area.  We have also

When Villa Plus  asked me which of their destinations I wanted to chose to help me create a festive celebration I knew it had to be the Costa Del Sol.  As a family this is one of our favourite holiday destinations and we would spend Christmas in the lovely fishing town of Nerja in a heartbeat. We have visited Nerja nearly every year for 15 years so we know it very well. We regularly hire villas there which allows us to take in the local food and culture, whilst having a

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