A Fantastic Day Trip To The Beautiful Murano and Burano

During our visit to Italy we stayed on the Lido De Jesolo which was a perfect base for visiting Venice and its surrounding islands. Rather than book excursions through tour companies we decided to travel like the locals and used the public transport and visit Murano, Burano and Venice.

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A Blissful Weekend In The Cotswolds

I have wanted to visit the Cotswolds, with its pretty villages and gorgeous scenery, for ages so when Mark and I got the opportunity to have a child free weekend I knew exactly where I wanted to go! 

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Orlando Accommodation Options | Villa vs Disney Hotel

There is an abundance of accommodation options in Orlando – villas, apartments, hotels that are off-site of the main theme parks and hotels that are on-site. We have stayed at an off-site hotel, a villa and at some of the Disney hotels. Our two favourite options are the Disney hotels and villas. 

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9 Amazing City Breaks

I think city breaks are great for getting a sample of the lifestyle and culture of a country and also for a quick recharge of the batteries during the year. 

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Bikes and Boats, A Day Out In Cambridge

I have wanted to visit Cambridge and see the university buildings for absolutely ages, but I knew that the kids wouldn’t be too excited about the prospect of spending a day looking at buildings so I had to come up with a way to make it more fun for them. Our answer? We hired bikes for the day!

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Visiting Kennedy Space Centre

In our opinion Kennedy Space Centre is a ‘must-do’ for anybody visiting Orlando. It doesn’t matter if you’re not that interested in space and the planets, just having the opportunity to see the launchpads and the space rockets is worth the entry ticket if you ask us!

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5 Reasons To Fall In Love With Disney’s Old Key West Resort

We had visited numerous Disney resorts on previous trips, to have meals at the restaurants, but we had never stayed onsite at Disney before and we weren’t too sure what to expect. From the moment the Magical Express dropped us off at Old Key West I knew we were going to love it! 

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A Day At Discovery Cove

Hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of the Orlando theme parks and attractions is Discovery Cove, an oasis of calm and relaxation. 

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5 Ways To Keep Kids Entertained On A Flight

When our children were younger I dreaded the thought of taking them on a plane. I would worry about whether they would be able sit still for a number of hours, or if they would fidget and annoy the passengers around them.

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Venturing Into The Wilderness

As a child I spent most of my school holidays outdoors. We were very lucky that our back garden backed on to woods and we had an orchard and fields a couple of minutes walk away too. My brothers and I would spend our days building dens, making little dams across the streams, swinging on the rope swing in the woods that had been there since my Dad was a child, climbing trees (and falling out of a few!) and roaming around the fields

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Top 10 Family Activities To Do On Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii is a great place to visit with kids – particularly tweens and teens. The long stretches of golden beaches are the perfect place to spend the day playing in the sun and there are plenty of activities, from surfing to hiking for the more adventurous visitor.

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Waffles, Chocolate and Beer | Bruges Day Trip

Walking through the cobbled streets of Bruges feels a little like stepping back in time. Horse drawn carriages gently transport visitors around the town, balconies are overflowing with flowers and boats glide up and down the canal filled with tourists soaking up the sights and sounds.

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A Day At Pearl Harbor

Top of our list of things to do on Oahu was a visit to Pearl Harbor. Both Mark and I had wanted to visit there for a long time and we like to make sure the kids learn a bit about the history of each place we visit. 

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A Weekend Cruise With Tweens and Teens Onboard Celebrity Eclipse

We have wanted to take a cruise for a long time, but certain factors have put us off in the past; the cost has always been an issue, but also we were unsure as to whether it would be a fun trip for the kids.

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The Day We Visited Jurassic Park At Kualoa Ranch

I am a huge Jurassic Park fan (except for maybe the 3rd film!) and I have always wanted to see where is was filmed. As soon as we had booked our trip to Hawaii I was on a mission to see if we could visit the location of the films as they were filmed on Oahu.

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Disney Aulani, it’s Disney but with a difference

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, is in on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It is situated on a little bay in Ko Olina, approximately an hour from Honolulu.

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