Tips for visiting Gardaland Theme Park, Lake Garda

We visited Gardaland when we stayed at Camping Bella Italia in 2019. (Read all about that trip here) There are a number of theme parks nearby, we chose to visit  Gardaland. There’s tons to do for all ages in the park, just pick the right bits for your adrenalin appetite!…

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Camping Bella Italia: Family Holiday Review and Tips

In the  summer of 2019 we finally visited Bella Italia in the Lake Garda area of Italy. I say finally as I’d been fascinated by Lake Garda and Bella Italia campsite for a few years, in part inspired by watching other bloggers’ holidays.  I’d heard that it books up fast,…

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Our Holiday Plans for 2020 with Canvas Holidays

I like to get in early with booking my holidays, I love to have something to look forward to. Last year we booked almost a year in advance, so as soon as we got home from Bella Italia this year (OK, full disclosure I may have googled from the deck…

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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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