How to Save Money on Your Summer Holiday

summer holiday, sunglasses, beach

The price of summer holidays abroad is on the rise and it is becoming harder and harder to find cost-cutting ways to ensure you still have an amazing time that does not break the bank! Luckily for you, however, we have listed below our top tips on how you can save money on this year’s summer holiday whilst ensuring you still get the awesome relaxing break that you deserve. Read more

Reliving my childhood holiday memories

Tenerife holiday memories

I’ve been abroad a few times – mainly travelling by boat or road – but I’ve only ever been on an aeroplane once. I remember the exact date I went because it was the date of an event that happened in September when I was a teenager, in 2001. But let’s not be somber here; it was one of my favourite holidays that I can really remember, and the destination was Tenerife. Ever since, I’ve always wanted to go back.

I’ve written previously about how I would love to take the boys on overseas adventures at some point in the future; I know Jacob especially would love to go on an aeroplane. We live right under a flight path so we’re always having discussions about where the people are flying to on holiday – usually, according to J, it’s England! 😀  Read more

Around the world in 2018 | a luxury travel bucket list

Destination2 travel bucket list

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Though the title says, as much as I would love to travel around the world in 2018, it most definitely is not going to happen. In fact, we haven’t even travelled out of the UK for almost ten years. So the boys have never been abroad, but I would love to broaden their travel horizons and give them some amazing experiences. Even myself, I’ve only been as far as the Canary Islands, and that’s when I was a teenager. So yeah, quite a while ago…

The lovely people over at Destination2 have asked me to put together a travel bucket list for 2018; though this is likely to blend into many many years. As much as I love taking the boys on holiday, when they’re all grown up and left home, we will be back to grown up trips away – the relaxing type 😉 It wasn’t hard for me to come up with a bucket list, as I am constantly adding to places I would love to visit, in my head! Read more

In the animal zone at Amazona | Review

Amazona review

Whenever we go on holiday, I always make sure we have a visit to somewhere that includes animals. When we went to Norfolk back in August I wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t been before, and we were given the chance to visit Amazona Zoo. The boys have never actually visited a zoo before, other than Jacob when he was six months old so doesn’t really remember. Therefore I thought this would be a lovely day out for them.

Amazona Zoo in Cromer, Norfolk, is one of the county’s most unique and fun days out where families can discover South American wildlife. The zoo is home to over 200 tropical animals including jaguars, monkeys, snakes, flamingos and tapirs.

It is committed to helping visitors discover nature and provide education on conservation issues.
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Exploring the Norfolk Broads with Herbert Woods | Review

Back at the end of August we went on our annual family holiday to the Norfolk Broads. As well as all four of us, my brother-in-law came with us too. We stayed in a cottage on this holiday, but as children The Husband and his brother used to go on boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads; that was their favourite kind of family holiday.

I have a done a couple of boating holidays but they weren’t really my thing; though, that might have had something to do with the fact I didn’t get along with father-in-law too well, and they were with him… Maybe I’ll try again another time!

When Herbert Woods offered us the hire of a day boat, I thought that wouldn’t be so bad; the Norfolk Broads are definitely beautiful to see when travelling by boat.

Hiring a day boat is a great way to experience the sights and sounds of the Norfolk Broads from the water. Enjoy a great family day out visiting the towns and villages along the Broads and stopping of for lunch at one of the many riverside pubs. Free mooring is available throughout the Broads at Broads Authority 24 hour mooring sites.
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