Day Ten of the #ItalyRoadTrip – finally seeing the sea
Oct15

Day Ten of the #ItalyRoadTrip – finally seeing the sea

Leaving Camping Flaminio is no easy thing in a large motorhome – it’s a great campsite, but finding your way in and out without taking a wrong turn or getting caught in the wrong lane (if there are any lanes in the endless crowd of hooting revving little cars surrounding you) is tricky (or maybe we’re inept), and leaving Rome turned out to be almost as stressful as getting in. But we finally broke free of the endless...

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Day Eight – Rome at last. #ItalyRoadTrip
Oct14

Day Eight – Rome at last. #ItalyRoadTrip

So having taken a day to rest, we were up and about ready to tackle our trip into Rome. The help from Flaminio’s brilliant information desk had been excellent, and we had a detailed map for the walk to the train station, and clear instructions for which train to catch to and from Rome. We followed them carefully, risking life and limb crossing the busy roads, and soon found ourselves at the rather dingy Station. Once again we...

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Day 6 – Driving again… #ItalyRoadTrip
Oct07

Day 6 – Driving again… #ItalyRoadTrip

And so onwards towards Rome. Planning the journey, it had seemed entirely feasible to plan in 5 hour drives. However, it has become rapidly obvious that this is actually a bit ambitious. Routes always take longer than we anticipated, and when you add in stopping for lunch, you can add at least an hour on to every day. Six hours is just too long, really, and is making the travelling more exhausting than we expected. So having come the...

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Day Five of the Great #ItalyRoadTrip
Oct03

Day Five of the Great #ItalyRoadTrip

(Previous updates have been in Facebook – do head over there to catch up, and also be sure to follow us on Twitter or Instagram for regular updates on our three week adventure touring Italy in a motorhome) Up bright and early, we were at the campground reception office by 8.30 to buy our bus tickets into Venice. The bus stop is right outside the camp gates, and the bus comes every 30 minutes – it couldn’t be easier....

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Last Minute Cruise Deals – read this and don’t tell me you’re not tempted…
Sep23

Last Minute Cruise Deals – read this and don’t tell me you’re not tempted…

Thanks to writing about cruises for the family last week, they’ve been on my mind a bit. I admit it – I’ve gone from no-thank-you to sorely-tempted in one blog post. So I had a quick casual look at some cruise holiday deals (oh come on, we ALL do it. Bored for five minutes, cup of coffee in hand… before you know it you’re either nosily browsing Rightmove for a new million pound house, or planning your...

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Planning the NEXT Adventure – Paris, I think.
Sep22

Planning the NEXT Adventure – Paris, I think.

So whilst we’re in the frantic last stages of planning our amazing Italian Road Trip (we leave in four days *gulp*), I admit my brain is already turning towards what’s next. Because I’ve got the bug now. We’ve done so much this year – the Welsh activity weekend, our Scottish Adventure, a grown up Paris city break, the Italian Road Trip… but I really really want to take the children to Paris....

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