About Trish Burgess

Trish Burgess started her blog ‘Mum’s Gone To…’ with a series of posts called ‘Mum's Gone To Iceland' where she was extremely ill on a whale-watching trip and thought she would die snow-mobiling on a glacier. Thankfully she survived and continued with less scary family trips: ‘Mum’s Gone To…Canada, Cyprus, Barcelona, Berlin etc. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne she now lives in South Lincolnshire and travels with her husband and occasionally with her son, who is now at university. Trish can be found on Twitter at @mumsgoneto

Author Trish Burgess

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Travel Round-up: The big one

This is my last travel round-up for BritMums. I’ve been here since the start, February 2012, reading and sharing your travel posts each month. Sometimes they have been carefully curated pieces, highlighting a small number of chosen travel posts. More often they have been larger, more inclusive collections. For my final post, my last hurrah, […]

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Travel Round-up: Nordic countries

It was a family holiday to Iceland in 2007 which proved to be the catalyst for me to write a travel blog. I published a series of posts called ‘Mum’s Gone To Iceland’ and the name ‘Mum’s Gone To…’ then became my blog name. I have had an affinity for Nordic countries ever since, enjoying a […]

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Travel Round-up: Trips & tips

With the Easter holidays over or in their final days, our thoughts are turning to summer holidays. What have you got planned this year? Relaxing by a beach or exploring a city? A staycation or a long-haul trip?  This month’s round-up is a wonderful mix of of recent holidays plus a fantastic selection of handy […]

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Travel Round-up: Sizzling Spain

I have a soft spot for Spain, from the moment I coveted castanets and a straw donkey on a family trip to Majorca in the 1970s. More holidays to Spain continued and even in my twenties I joined my mum and dad on a trip to Tenerife where I met my future husband – who said holiday […]

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Travel Round-up: All around the world

I’m always intrigued to know what kind of response I’ll have when I put the call out for travel posts with no theme. This month I was delighted to read a variety of fabulous blogs featuring the best of British and beyond. Tips and road trips, snow and sun: this round-up has everything in it. Let’s […]

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Travel Round-up: Fabulous France

When I think back to all the holidays we had when our son was younger, France featured very heavily. Whether it was a busy city break or a relaxing camping trip, France was the perfect destination for a family holiday. I have great memories of playing on the beach with a toddler in Dinan, Brittany, then years […]

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Travel Round-up: Holiday suggestions

January is traditionally the month when many holidays are booked. Years ago this involved trawling all the travel agents in the high street, collecting bundles of brochures and circling hotels with the best pools. Now the process is far more complicated with all manner of choices available on the internet. With this in mind, I […]

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Travel Round-up: Self-catering in the UK

We have had some great self-catering holidays in the UK this year including a wonderful week in a stylish house overlooking Woolacombe Bay in Devon. But is it still a holiday when you have to do the cooking and washing up? I think so, especially if everyone does their bit and you try and have a […]

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Travel Round-up: Family cruising

In the last few years, family cruising has become a huge part of the cruise business. No longer the preserve of the richer, elder clientele, cruises provide fantastic holiday experiences for children of all ages. Operators have considered just about every possible entertainment option for families and, with a vast choice of food outlets and a dizzying […]

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Travel Round-up: In search of good food

Entrée On our travels, it’s very often the food we eat which can stir memories for years after.  This month’s round-up features some tasty offerings, where food and a sense of place go hand in hand. We’ve just returned from a week’s road trip around Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, an area blessed with excellent […]

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Travel Round-up: Summer 2016

Compiling the travel round-up at the end of the summer is always a joy. I love to read about your trips within the UK and beyond: the lazy days at the seaside, city breaks, fun and exploration. If you want to find out where BritMums families have been this summer, or are seeking inspiration for […]

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Travel Round-up: Family-friendly hotels around the world

Finding the perfect hotel for your family can be a little like searching for the Holy Grail. Interconnecting rooms are often the ideal solution but can be pricey; family rooms are great but only if the beds are appropriate for the ages of your children. Activities for little ones can make a big difference, as […]

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Travel Round-up: July’s jaunts

If you’re thinking about heading to the British coast this summer, Space in Your Case can help you. Using recommendations from lots of travel bloggers, here’s the definitive guide to 36 British beaches for guaranteed family fun.  If you still need more suggestions, the Travel Loving Family has just returned from Wales and has an excellent […]

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Travel Round-up: City breaks

I’m a big fan of city breaks. Whether in the UK or abroad, a few days away experiencing the architecture, culture and food of a bustling city  can be just as invigorating as a longer holiday. As a family, some of our best trips have involved cities and our son, Rory, from an early age, started to appreciate art […]

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Travel Round-up: The unique voices of travel bloggers

Nadine, who writes at Juggle Mum and is our BritMums blog editor, wrote an interesting piece recently: What makes a good travel blogger? In the post Nadine interviews two representatives of companies she has worked with on blogging assignments to find out what qualities are important in a travel blogger. It was reassuring to read […]

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Travel Round-up: BritMums go skiing

Having just returned from my first skiing holiday I am now belatedly aware how family-friendly the sport is and how, if children learn early, you can look forward to many happy hours on the slopes in future years. If you aren’t sure whether skiing will suit your family or not, take the children to an indoor centre […]

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Family skiing in Colorado

Friends often told us we would love a family skiing holiday but, for many years, we weren’t sure. We kept promising ourselves we would all learn together but never took the plunge, making excuses about creaking joints and past injuries. Our son eventually learned to ski on a school trip to Italy at the age of […]

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Travel Round-up: A medley for March

Last month I promised a smorgasbord of skiing posts but as most people have only just returned from their half-term trips, I thought it best to leave it until next time to give everyone a chance to write about their snowy experiences. Instead I would like to tantalise your travelling taste buds with offerings from […]

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