No-Fly City Break – Bordeaux, anyone?
Jun15

No-Fly City Break – Bordeaux, anyone?

So why a No-Fly City Break I’m married to a non-flyer. It’s not always been the case – he dragged me on to my first plane for our honeymoon in Kenya, but over the years for whatever reason a deep instinctual fear of flying has set in. And he’s not alone – apparently 30% of us suffer from aviophobia, in varying degrees from faintly worried to unspeakably terrified. Whilst Mr LittleStuff doesn’t say...

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Top Tips on Driving Abroad
Jun10

Top Tips on Driving Abroad

Just 18mths ago we had the family road trip of a lifetime – a monster 4,000 mile road trip in a motorhome, driving from home in Dorset right across France and around as much of Italy as we could possibly manage to cover. We were no strangers to driving abroad, though, having opted for driving holidays as the best option for many years. To be fair, when I say ‘we’ I’m being a bit loose with the term. I tend to...

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Holidaying when pregnant – did you/would you?
May26

Holidaying when pregnant – did you/would you?

When Boy was a not-very-small almost-8mth bump inside me, I finally started my maternity leave and we promptly took off on holiday. We already had a 3 yr old, funds were tight and the British summer was actually glorious (no, really, it was…) so we decided that holidaying when pregnant definitely meant the camping thing. I’ll admit I did some fast-talking to convince Mr LittleStuff that I could TOTALLY handle camping with...

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300yr old Cornish Cottage for half term, anyone?
May05

300yr old Cornish Cottage for half term, anyone?

I was browsing the cottage sites, as you do (well, as I do… I have a shortlist of amazing £2000-a-night gems that I’ll go stay in One Day), when I spotted this lovely little place in Cornwall is still available for half term! I know! Laburnham Cottage is a cosy, beautifully refurbished 300-year old character cottage in the hamlet of Trewint, only a mile away from Altarnun, one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall. It...

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Family Holidays – Big properties, perfect for sharing
Apr29

Family Holidays – Big properties, perfect for sharing

There is no doubt that once you have children the word ‘holiday’ taking on a whole new meaning.  Let’s face it, while they’re little, it’s not really a holiday is it.  More of a change of scene really (but without a washing machine or any of your own things).  So the concept of the holiday takes on a whole new meaning.  One great way of bringing back the true meaning of holiday is booking a big self catering property and sharing it...

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Glamping in the UK – fancy it? | Travel Tuesday
Mar30

Glamping in the UK – fancy it? | Travel Tuesday

Us grown ups might be all longing for long lazy beach days, and trips to ancient monuments, but if you stop for just a nanosecond to consider what your 1/4/7/10/12 year old (delete as appropriate…) might want, then the chances are they’re not remotely interested in rural seclusion and cultural excursions. And here’s where glamping comes in.  There’s nothing quite like it, and genuinely, it suits everyone. For the `I’m not a fan...

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