The Adventures We Had In 2019

AD | Contains some gifted trips and days out I love nothing more than a day out, weekend away or a holiday. Although money has been tight for the past few years I have tried to make sure that we budget and save to ensure that Erin gets these experiences. I never did nearly as much when I was a child and I want Erin to have adventures and to discover new places. We were very lucky to have some great experiences in 2019. January Like a lot of people we had a very quiet

Staying At The Novotel London Paddington With buyagift

AD | Gifted experience Every now and again I need some time away to do something for myself and the Ultimate Time Together Smartbox from buyagift came just at the right time! The great thing about buyagift’s experience vouchers is that there are so many different things to choose from. With the Ultimate Time Together Smartbox you are able to choose from nearly 1000 experiences for 2 people and there’s bound to be something for everyone. Booking Something I really love about buyagift vouchers is how easy I have found them to use in the

A Family Getaway With YHA Cambridge

AD | Press trip and post contains affiliate links.  Up until recently I will hold my hands up and admit that I was a bit of a snob when it came to travelling and where we stayed. A couple of years ago if you’d have asked me to stay in a caravan or a hotel I probably would have laughed at you. However, I’ve really become more open minded about staying in different kinds of accommodation that aren’t just a hotel room with a private bathroom. I want Erin to experience all different kinds of travel so

Staying In A Prestige Caravan At Haven Seashore

AD | Post contains affiliate links After our break to Haven Caister-on-Sea last year we stayed in a prestige caravan after being upgraded. When we were booking our break for this year at Haven Seashore I immediately looked at the same kind of models as we were so happy with where we stayed previously. I thought that this way, we would at least kind of know what we were getting without any nasty surprises. Haven Seashore is a lot bigger than Caister-on-Sea and having looked at the map before our visit there was a few

Staying In A Woodland Lodge at Kelling Heath Holiday Park

AD | Press trip On our recent stay at Kelling Heath Holiday Park in North Norfolk we stayed in one of their two bedroom woodland lodges. Kelling Heath do offer other accommodation options such as camping and luxury holiday homes. We instantly liked the look of the lodges though due to us having stayed in something similar elsewhere before. As Erin still has naps while we’re away we wanted somewhere we could spread out and enjoy while we weren’t out exploring. Living area and kitchen Erin likes to spread out when we’re away, especially when

Buyagift Experience: Two Night Family Break at Novotel Ipswich

AD | Gifted Experience John and I love to get away and this year we are trying to explore more of our local area. Somewhere that is only roughly an hour away by train is Ipswich and neither of us had ever been there before. Buyagift got in touch a little while back and offered us some experiences to try. We decided to go for a 2 night family break at a Novotel hotel and luckily, there was one in Ipswich. To book a Buyagift experience with a Novotel hotel you need to email. The

A Red Letter Days Country House Escape At The Grove, Cromer

AD | Gifted Experience Earlier this year Red Letter Days got in touch to see if we would like to try one of their experiences. Living in Norfolk and not being able to drive usually means that we’re not able to get to a lot of places but having been for afternoon tea and a massage last year, I knew of somewhere we could go. We decided to go with the Country House Escape for 2 at The Grove in Cromer. This particular experience is available Sunday to Friday, throughout the year, excluding summer holidays,

Guest Post: How To Choose An AirBnB For Your Family Holiday

John, Erin and I love going on holidays, so much so that we managed to get 3 in this year. Somewhere we have never stayed though is an AirBnB and honestly, I wouldn’t even know where to start with choosing one. Today I have the lovely Cath who blogs at Passports and Adventures. I love hearing about her adventures with her family so she’s here today with some travel advice! Our family travels quite a lot, both together and separately. And our preferred accommodation for our holidays and getaways are AirBnB’s. There are a few reasons behind