Review: Fiesa Sand Sculpting, The Algarve

We had seen many many signs for Fiesa Sandsculpting on both our trips to the Algarve and it looked impressive. So, on a very hot day in July 2018 we decided to go visit. It’s located near Lagoa, which is between the bigger towns of Albufeira and Portimao. We drove…

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Weekend City Break in Amsterdam: The Highlights

I recently (February 2019) spent two nights in Amsterdam with some friends on a girls’ weekend away. It was my first time in Amsterdam, and after a great weekend I am determined that it won’t be my last. A weekend isn’t enough to see everything but it’s plenty to take…

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Our Top Family Day Trips on the Algarve

We are not the type of people who sit still too much on holidays so last year when we went to the Algarve we hired a car and got around! We were based in Portimao/Praia da Rocha. Here are our top day trips from the Algarve (in no particular order). Sagres/Cape…

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Our Favourite Family Day Trips in Tuscany

We’ve holidayed in Park Albatros in Coastal Tuscany twice now, in 2012 with two small boys and in  2015 with 3 kids under 7. Given the age of our kids we did a lot of day trips that involved eating ice creams in different places, and very few museums. We are…

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Algarve Family Holiday: Zoomarine – worth the money?

We had a few ideas of things we wanted to do when we were on holiday in the Algarve but some places we couldn’t escape at all. Everywhere we went we were bombarded by Zoomarine ads, fliers, billboards, photos of dolphins and people in life jackets hugging them. We’d decided we’d…

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