How to show your children the magic …

One of the most beautiful gifts we can give to ourselves is the gift of travel. Travel can offer so much more than most people realise and is often overlooked for its educational benefits. Travel can offer insights into the culture and be an eye-opening experience for anybody. With travel being so beneficial, it is important to show your children the beauty and magic of travel from an early age. In today’s post, we are going to be taking a look at a few ways to show your children just how brilliant travel can be. Help Them Embrace Educational Trips…

5 ways to save money when buying your …

If you’re thinking of buying a new car but you’re unsure where to begin when it comes to saving money the don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Although it may feel as though it’s impossible to save money whilst buying a new car, there are lots of tips and tricks you can pick up to help ensure you’re not spending any more than you need to. From buying second hand to considering finance options, the more research you do the better. With that in mind, here are 5 ways to save money when buying a new…

Ockyz swim socks {review and giveaway}

Recently we were approached by Ockyz to try out their swim socks and with our holiday to Tenerife on the horizon we jumped at the chance. Here’s what we thought. The Ockyz swim socks, which they call Sweakers® are available in a wide range of colours. My three each chose a different design, which helped ensure we were able to tell which pair belonged to who. The socks are designed to prevent slipping when children are playing around the swimming pool. They are also anti-bacterial, quick drying, light weight, breathable and washable. We took them with us on our recent…

Luxury travel on a budget – top tips

If I’m totally honest, I’m all about the luxury travel. I know that for some people, travel is all about experiencing the local culture and that a bit of luxury is an added bonus. I’m not one of them – a bit of luxury makes a holiday for me. Don’t get me wrong, I like experiencing different cultures, but if I can retreat back to the luxury of a five star hotel at the end of the day, it makes it so much more enjoyable! As a family of five, holidays can be expensive. However, this hasn’t stopped us enjoying…

Tips for dealing with fear of flying

It’s probably a little ironic that I’m writing about a fear of flying on a travel blog, but unfortunately I suffer from a horrible fear of flying that I’ve had to learn to manage over the years (particularly when the kids came along!) and I wanted to share some tips for dealing with a fear of flying to hopefully help others in the same position. I’ve had a massive fear of flying since I was quite young. I’m not sure exactly what caused it or even if there was a trigger at all, but I do know that whatever I’ve…

Easy guide to buying boys swimwear

Excitement is starting to build in our house, as we are off on holiday for two weeks at Easter! We’re going on a caribbean cruise and we can’t wait. Now the shops are starting to stock their new collections, I’ve started to think about any bits we need to buy, particularly for the kids. On holiday we’ll no doubt be spending lots of time on the beach and swimming in the pools on the ship, so it’s important to choose the right swimwear for everyone – the boys are particularly in need of some new swimwear. Although boys are not much choosy when…