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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Days Out: Greenan Maze, Co. Wicklow 

Our kids like to think they’re very clever, they enjoy puzzles and adventures, special missions and general espionage. There’s not much call for that in everyday life, sometimes you need a daytrip to meet the need. So, with that in mind we headed to Greenan Maze, near Rathdrum in Co.…

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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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A 48 Hour City Break in Paris: Days 2 and 3 

I went on a 48 hour city break to Paris with two friends way back in October. We’d all been there before so we had a pretty laid back itinerary, yet we still seem to have covered so much. To read all about our first day including the fab central…

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A 48-Hour City Break in Paris: Day 1

Sometimes, things happen for a reason. Other times, things happen and you wonder what the reason was. Back in February my friend who lives in the USA was visiting and told us that she  she would be attending a conference in Paris in October, and over a wine-fuelled dinner three…

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Our Family Holiday 2016: Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Over the last few years it seemed like everyone we knew was going on holidays to Portugal. We’d been once, about 10 years ago, as a couple without kids and hadn’t gone back since. We decided this year (well, early last year when we were booking)  after our last two holidays were…

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