DREAMING OF HOLIDAY TIME?
It’s a beautifully sunny yet icy cold February day here in Portishead: the kind of day when I look out of the window and my thoughts turn to the holidays but where should we go this year? How do I make the decision about how to spend our precious days away from school and work? A good start is to read some UK family travel blogs written by people who’ve been there, done that and often made the video too! So today I offer you five fabulous UK family travel bloggers who between them can offer oodles of inspiration about where to go, whether you have an Easter break, summer holiday or just a good old day out with the family on your radar.
UK FAMILY TRAVEL BLOGS – 5 OF THE BEST!
Zena began her blog in 2014 after having her 2 young daughters. You can read all about her inspiring story here. What is really lovely about Zena’s blog is she is passionate about travel in all its guises. She doesn’t let having a family stop her following her passion for seeing as much of the world as possible and is committed to encouraging her children and others to do the same. Check out her solo trip to Edinburgh or find out all about exploring Hamburg with a 3 year old to help you plan your next adventure. Zena also writes about parenting and lifestyle, so it’s like dipping into a magazine, all you need is a cuppa to go with it.
The Wandermust Family are on a global adventure to prove that luxury travel doesn’t have to stop once you have a family. Their fearless approach to travel means that no type of travel or destination is off limits. 2018 is the year of their round the world trip where they will be sharing their top travel tips, product reviews, destination guides and itineraries and of course reviews of the best the world has to offer. Leona, her husband and 2 year old toddler are committed to seeing the world in style and their blog is certainly one to follow for 2018!
Travel Mad Mum
When Karen, UK Travel Blogger of the Year 2017, unexpectedly found out she was pregnant, the thoughts of giving of her lifestyle and extensive travel plans was daunting. After some consideration, she felt really excited about incorporating her baby into her usual lifestyle rather than changing it. She used her maternity leave, with both children to take a gap year backpacking around the world. Daughter Esme has been to 30+ countries, whilst seven month old Quinn has been to 15+. Travel Mad Mum finds using maternity leave in this way provides an amazing time for family bonding. ‘It’s easier than being at home, managing a household, especially as both parents are around at all times”. Karen writes destination guides, product reviews and top tips to make it easy for parents who love to travel.
Jenny and her family are proof that adventure travel does not have to stop once kids are in the picture. Her two boys (aged 2 and 4) have met wild elephants in Sri Lanka, travelled sleeper trains across India, meditated with monks in Thailand, crossed the Qatari desert in a 4WD, and have just returned from trekking in Nepal’s Himalayas. Jenny and her family are currently living in Bangalore, India, and are definitely ones to follow if you’re considering taking your little ones to India or elsewhere in Asia.
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Suitcases and Sandcastles
Clare went all over the world as a travel writer for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and now loves exploring with her two boys. With Suitcases and Sandcastles Clare shows you how to make travel and culture fun for the whole family with city guides, travel tips and inspiration for day trips and family holidays both in the UK and abroad. The focus is on slowing down and taking the time to enjoy new experiences whether you’re exploring a new city, trying different foods or going on an adventure. She loves searching for hidden gems like the best laid-back Greek islands or finding fun places to stay.
Happy reading and do let me know if you find some useful info. You might like to leave a comment below letting us know where you’d like to go next, whether it’s a day out, UK break or holiday of a lifetime.