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Get Ready for Winter… the Icy Hand Cometh

Icicles on Winter Walk in Arnside

Get Ready for Winter.. the icy hand cometh Winter is coming. We know it, but how many of us prepare properly for it? Personally I just worry about it.  But if you get the family organised in advance you can carry on as normal through rain, wind and snow. Stuart and I have had over [...]

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Tips on Planning a Visit to Rio Carnival

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Tips on Planning a Visit to Rio Carnival The World Cup may be over but Brazil is still a hot destination. And it gets even hotter as Rio starts preparing for Carnival. This long standing party in Brazil’s second city is one of the biggest and most vibrant spectacles on the planet. But how do [...]

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All aboard… getting kids on board with travel plans

The UK Our Way Parkdean Holidays

All aboard… getting kids on board with travel plans Have you ever tried to take a tween or teen on a day out they haven’t bought into? Uphill battle or what? If you are a savvy parent you’ll know it helps to get them involved and make sure their needs are addressed as well as [...]

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Who wants to be a Millionnaire?

IHG Rewards Club Points Millionaire

Who wants to be a Millionnaire? Fancy being a millionaire for a summer? We do. And in a collaboration with the InterContinental Hotels Group we are going to be. Kind of. Just not the money kind. But it does mean we will be sleeping on fresh pillows in some exciting IHG hotels as part of [...]

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Doing more with less using eBay collections

Doing more with less using eBay collections Families can be expensive. Family outdoor play, adventures and holidays even more so. Kit is a major part of the cost, and that’s where sites like eBay come into their own if you want to be doing more with less money. And now eBay has gone one step [...]

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Mum Cam: Testing a Wearable Camera

Mum Cam: Testing a Wearable Camera. Panasonic HX-A100 Review You may have noticed we’ve been experimenting with using more video recently so are on the look out for innovations that help make it easier to gather footage, bring a new angle or show an activity in a different way. In this post we review a [...]

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Campsite Bivvy & Bivvy Bag Review

Campsite Bivvy Microadventure & Bivvy Bag Review Have you ever camped without a tent? At a campsite? It’s a strange experience as we recently found out. But it did give us a chance to test out different styles of bivvy bags in a controlled environment. In this post, part of our sleepover season of posts [...]

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Two sides to paradise: backroad cycling in Croatia

Croatia Backroad to Montenegro

Two sides to paradise: backroad cycling in Croatia Continuing the story of our recent Balkan adventures, we return to Croatia, where after troubles cycling on the main roads we finally find a back-road heading towards Montenegro. You know one of those quiet gravel strewn roads you dream of, where traffic disappears, the sun warms your back [...]

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Tips for Making Fun Family Travel Videos

Tips for Making Videos

Tips for Making Fun Family Travel Videos Family holidays are often a rich source of positive family memories. These days the smart phone in your pocket can help you record precious moments and even make them into cool little videos that capture the spirit of that special family time, and last long after the holiday [...]

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Hacking the Packing & the shirt folding challenge

Hacking the Packing

  Hacking the Packing If I had to list the most tiresome parts of travelling, packing would be up there in my top 10. No matter how big the bag, there’s always more stuff than space so I’m always open to some packing efficiency tips. For this post, brought to you with support from Holiday Inn [...]

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