• Koh Ngai
    Thailand,  Travel Inspiration

    Koh Ngai Thailand – Your Complete Guide to an Island Paradise

    Surrounded by coral reefs and home to swooping hornbills and flying lizards, Koh Ngai is a perfect jungle-clad island in the Andaman Sea and a slice of paradise in Thailand. It is hard to know where to begin describing this island. We love it here! We have visited three times and have spent over a month on this tiny island where essentially there is nothing. Nothing except gloriously warm turquoise seas, fine weather, good value hotels, great snorkelling and perfect views across to karst islands. In this guide to Koh Ngai we will give you the full lowdown on everything the island has to offer, how to get there, where…

  • Tips For Renting a Car in Italy
    Italy,  Travel Tips

    Tips for Renting a Car in Italy

    Before we talk about tips for renting a car in Italy, it is worth mentioning that before we had children we were firmly in the ‘backpacker who uses public transport camp’. It rarely crossed our minds to rent a car and we never did until our second trip to Italy with our baby, when we made a last minute decision to get a car. It has to be said having a car makes travelling with children a LOT easier (especially with babies and toddlers) and it has become our preferred option when travelling in Europe. It gives you greater freedom to travel at the time you choose and that best…

  • Things to do in Verona
    Italy,  Travel Inspiration

    The Very Best Things to Do in Verona – 48 Hours in Fair Verona

    Roman ruins, renaissance palaces, medieval buildings, piazzas and pizzas, Verona has everything that you are looking for in an Italian city. Nestled on a tight curve of the Adige River, Verona has been an important town since Roman times and is a picturesque city where smart shops and cafes fill the attractive and vibrant historic centre. It is a popular place with tourists but doesn’t quite enjoy the international renown of towns like Venice and Florence. It is well worth a visit and you should think about including it as a stop on a northern Italy trip, or as a destination in itself. In this guide we will share some…

  • Travel Inspiration

    The Best Family Holiday Destinations in the World – Where to Travel as a Family in 2019

    The turn of the year is always a time for looking ahead and thinking about your hopes, dreams and plans for the year ahead. In our household that generally means that it is time to start planning our family holidays for the year ahead. I am sure that we are not the only ones who think like this so we decided to pull together this list of the best family holiday destinations in the world to help you decide where to travel as a family in 2019. The list is full of fabulous places to visit and we hope that it provides some inspiration for your own travel plans for…

  • Things to do at Lake Garda
    Italy,  Travel Inspiration

    The Best Things To Do At Lake Garda

    Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and surely one of the most beautiful. You will find a smattering of charming old towns whilst spectacular mountains provide a glorious backdrop to a wealth of activities and sightseeing opportunities. We visited Lake Garda as part of a trip through northern Italy, (we also visited Bergamo, Verona, The Dolomites and Venice). In this post, we will share with you an in-depth look at the best things to do at Lake Garda. The lake provides a great base to enjoy the great outdoors and has plenty to offer everyone, from idle days by the pool or beach, to a leap of faith…

  • Things to do in Bergamo
    Italy,  Travel Inspiration

    The Best Things To Do In Bergamo

    The delightful city of Bergamo is often overlooked on itineraries for the north of Italy but is a great destination full of historic atmosphere and Italian charm. We loved our time in the city and there are so many great things to do in Bergamo that we thought we would share them with you in this post. The city of Bergamo is split into two levels with the oldest part of town (known as the Citta Alta) is perched high above the surrounding lowlands and the newer lower town (Citta Bassa). The Città Alta is a charming maze of old cobblestone streets and shuttered properties, while an impressive Venetian wall…