Top tips for a successful holiday with kids

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Tips for a successful holiday with kids - family looking out to sea

With the holiday season well and truly upon us, and the travel industry slowly moving towards 2019 booking levels, it’s a great time of year to arrange a break. If you are going on holiday with kids it can be a bit of a mammoth undertaking with all the associated admin and planning though. Today I’m sharing my top tips … Read More

The Ultimate Packing Checklist For Your Next Family Road Trip

JoAdventures, Travel

Road trip

This year has not been the year for multiple holidays, and as we face lockdown the second it feels as though those much needed breaks are even more elusive. When things are relaxed again though, and especially around the festive season, it might be time to pack a bag or two and go on a road trip instead. According to … Read More

Weekending in Lyme Regis

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Lyme Regis

Last year in late October, at the end of what had been a pretty wet and windy half term week, we set off for a mini break to Lyme Regis. 2020 has not been the year that any of us expected it to be, but mini breaks are (local rules permitting) still possible, so I wanted to share our highlights … Read More

Navigating To Your Next Adventure

JoDays Out, Home & Garden, Travel

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show NEC Birmingham

You might recall that I recently shared this post about seeking inspiration for adventure at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show. After a thrilling and exhausting day I’m delighted to bring you our review and top tips! Set across five halls at the NEC in Birmingham, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show (organised by the Caravan and Motorhome Club) is … Read More

All Ready For Take Off?


Out of an aeroplane window

We have spoken so many times about our dreams of taking our boys abroad, and this year it is finally happening. We are so excited but also a little nervous about our first experience of taking the boys away on an aeroplane. Previous holidays have involved a boot full of suitcases, crates of food, bags of books and boxes of … Read More

Your Summer Adventures Start Here

JoDays Out, Family Life, In Focus, Travel

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show image 4

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from the 18 – 23 February 2020. Set across five halls of the NEC; the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show offers the UK’s largest display of leisure vehicles, static holiday homes, lodges, tents and so much more, giving holidaymakers and adventurers all the inspiration and gear they need for their … Read More

Travelling On A Budget With Family

JoFamily Life, Travel

I love travelling. I have a real sense of wanderlust and an almost constant itch in my feet to get going on our next adventure. I don’t travel very much though, or certainly haven’t since I’ve had children. Yes, packing up suitcases for the entire family is not something that fills me with any particular amount of joy, but mostly … Read More

A Scottish Holiday


View across Loch Eck

This year for the first time we took our boys on a two-week break. We were craving a decent amount of time to fully get off the hamster wheel and go on adventures. We considered several options for location, but decided to stay in the UK to test the waters of a longer holiday without throwing busy airports and flights … Read More

My Top 5 Holiday Destinations


A sight from a boat ride, near Zurich, Switzerland

I love travelling. Journeying the UK and the world, learning more about my country of birth and the countries and cultures beyond. I am not a seasoned traveller by any stretch of the imagination, but before my children came along I was certainly a compulsive holidayer. I often think about holidays that we’ve had and holidays that we hope to … Read More

New Zealand – South Island Adventures


Wildlife Park, Christchurch, New Zealand

This is a longer post than most, so you may want to settle down with a cuppa! Back in November 2008 my husband and I took a trip across the globe to visit family in New Zealand. It was the first time that I had been to the beautiful country, although my husband visited his family semi-regularly throughout his childhood … Read More