I must admit, I had never heard of the holiday property bonds before my in-laws joined up. But when we were looking for a last minute UK holiday destination in the middle of the summer holidays, it seemed like a good time to give it a try. While, HPB has properties around the UK and internationally, the only one available at our notice was Henllys Anglesey just outside of Beaumaris. So without any research to the area we booked banking on the quality of the accommodation. Continue reading HPB Henllys Anglesey Review
Determined to explore more of the UK now we are no longer expats,I decided to take a week exploring the beautiful island of Anglesey in North Wales. Armed with my new National Trust Membership, our first port of call on the island was the beautiful Plas Newydd House and Gardens. Here are 5 reasons why we think it is fantastic family day out! Continue reading Is Plas Newydd family friendly? 5 reasons why we think so
Chatsworth has to be hands down my favourite stately home in the UK. As an ardent Austen fan, who wouldn’t love to visit the location of Pemberly from the BBC adaption. I have visited many times before but this time was special as it was my first visit with our little lady in tow. We were keen to discover whether Chatsworth is a family friendly day out. What we discovered was that it absolutely was! Here are some suggestions for what to do at Chatsworth with or without kids in tow! Continue reading What to do Chatsworth House and Gardens
When we were looking for things to do during our trip to North Wales, Portmeirion was mentioned to me countless times so I really had to go! Portmeirion is a pastel coloured village situated nearby Portmadog. But this is no ordinary Welsh village. Operated by a commercial entity and looking more like Portofino or Cinque Terre than Portmadog or Prestatyn, Portmeirion is completely unique – but what is there to do on a day trip to Portmeirion? Continue reading What to do Portmeirion – 8 amazing ideas
When we settled on Anglesey for a holiday with grandparents, the first thing my mum said was we’d have to have lunch at Ellis Barrie’s place. Well living abroad I must admit I’d not heard of Ellis Barrie of Great British menu fame. A quick google soon convinced me that any foodie visiting Anglesey would be remiss not visiting the Marram Grass. So quickly I got on the phone to make a reservation! Continue reading Marram Grass Review – a Must Eat on Anglesey
It had been a stressful month in the Wandermust Household! Moving continents is a lot of work! When we found a spare few days I quickly jumped onto the computer to look for a luxurious and relaxing break away. Darwin Forest Country Park jumped out at me as soon as I saw it. It looked like the perfect mix of luxury, relaxation and English charm. So did it live up to my exceptionally high expectations? Continue reading Review of our Luxury lodge stay at Darwin Forest Country Park
Sometimes its not about the accommodation (though I must admit the accommodation at Darwin Forest Country Park was fab – as you will discover in next week’s post), but what you can do somewhere that is the most important thing when booking a family holiday. And there are plenty of things to do at Darwin Forest Country Park. So here are my suggestions for what to do at Darwin Forest Country Park in rain or sunshine and for the young and the not so young! Continue reading Darwin Forest Country Park what to do during your stay
There are so many firsts to treasure with your new baby – Christmas, Birthdays, food, smiles. One of the firsts I was most looking forward to was taking baby on her first holiday! But where is the perfect destination for baby’s first holiday? Here are my family and some other family travel bloggers favourite places to go for Baby’s first Spring holiday.
Spring is a great time of year to travel whether you are in the Southern hemisphere or Northern hemisphere so whether you want a city break or a beach break we have you covered with some great global suggestions for baby’s first holiday ideas – a month by month spring destination guide. Continue reading Baby’s First Spring Holiday Ideas – March – May
Sometimes it is nice to take stock and realise the influences and people that made you the person you are today. One of the things I would count myself as is a traveller and there are many influences in my life that made me the traveller I am today. As our byline says we are fearless family travellers embracing luxury and adventure around the globe! This is the story of how I became a traveller – what influenced me to become a family traveller, an adventure traveller and a luxury travel blogger!
How I became a Family Traveller
As family travel bloggers we prioritise travel with our daughter. It’s the whole reason behind this blog. But my own early travel memories are no where near as glamorous or exotic but definitely helped me become the traveller I am today.
We didn’t have much money when I was growing up but my parents always made sure we had at least one holiday a year. The earliest memories I have are vague but I remember travelling down to Weymouth in the UK and staying at a B&B. They served me ice cream for breakfast because I asked for it and that was probably my earliest travel memory.
After that, we started going to a family holiday camp in the UK called Butlins and this is the earliest strong travel memory I have. I remember spending lots of time outdoors doing activities such as abseiling and archery, but also of spending quality time with my parents.
I think the quality time is the thing that I have taken forward most into my own family travel. We are lucky that we get to travel to some amazing places, but really the most important thing is spending time together rain or shine (when I was little holidaying in England holidays were mainly rain)!
I also want to teach my daughter to have an adventurous spirit wherever she is – whether that is in the desert in the Middle East or exploring our local area in the UK. I think adventure can be found everywhere and you don’t have to travel for hours to get it! Now we have repatriated to the UK, I am really looking forward to exploring the UK as a family with trips to the Peak District, Yorkshire and my beloved (and hopefully hometown again) London already in the pipeline.
How I became an Adventure Traveller
Perhaps the biggest change to my travel life came when I met my husband at university. Whereas I had only really ever left the country for a quick trip to Eurodisney he was a seasoned traveller having grown up an expat. Suddenly within a year of dating I had taken my first flight and travelled round Alaska – somewhere I would never have dreamed of going growing up!
Now we have been to over 30 countries together with plans for a round the world trip next year! Without him I don’t think I would have ever been adventurous enough to go gorilla trekking and chimp trekking in Uganda and Rwanda or hiked in the Tongass rainforest in Alaska.
How I became a Luxury Traveller
What can I say I love 5* hotels, top notch nosh and fantastic service but I don’t think there is an origin story there – it is just me!
I love being pampered and feeling special when I travel. Whether I’m trekking in Uganda, finding relaxation in Sri Lanka or going on a baby friendly holiday luxury is never too far away!
That’s my story of how I became a traveller – family, adventure and luxury!
What type of Traveller are you and what made you the traveller you are today?
There are so many firsts to treasure with your new baby – Christmas, Birthdays, food, smiles. One of the firsts I was most looking forward to was taking baby on her first holiday! But where is the perfect destination for baby’s first holiday. Here are my family and some other family travel bloggers favourite places to go for Baby’s first Winter holiday. So whether you want some Winter sun or Winter now we have you covered with some great global suggestions for baby’s first holiday ideas – a month by month winter destination guide. Continue reading Baby’s First Winter Holiday Ideas