Toronto makes an impression If there was any question of whether our recent jaunt to Toronto made an impression, the answer came in my daughter’s homework the first week back at school. The assignment: write about “the best moment” of her holiday. She chose not the plethora of sites we saw in my old hometown [...]
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BritMums team member, Kate Davis-Holmes, recently visited Orlando. In this post, she shares the top 10 things that she and her son Cavanagh enjoyed most. 1. The weather It was wonderful to step off the plane and to see blue skies and feel the heat. Such a contrast to the snowy conditions we had left [...]
Our self-catering holidays in the UK have been a bit hit and miss over the years. We have booked properties which look wonderful on a website or brochure only to discover they are a bit shabby with hard beds, thin towels, blunt knives and damp, musty smells. Then it rains. Not this time. This time everything [...]
We’re delighted to announce that Kirstie Pelling of the Family Adventure Project is BritMums’ new regular Travel blogger. Kirstie and her family go all around the world in search of fun but they travel in a manner just like the rest of us: on holidays and half-terms, with kids in tow and an eye toward [...]
Orlando in Florida has so much to offer as a family holiday destination, for thrills as well as those who prefer more chilled activities. Here are our top 10 tips for getting the most out of your trip and being money-savvy too. 1. Think Disney, then think beyond that. Disney World is a prime attraction [...]
They’ve got a reputation for being stroppy and irritable. They can also be a lot of fun. In this BritMums hangout we talked to two experts for tips and advice for planning holidays with your teenager. Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and author of several books, including Have Teenager, Will Travel, and Chris [...]
It was dark and Istanbul was shiny with rain as the taxi driver and I sluiced our way through busy streets from the airport to the Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus. I’d always wanted to visit Istanbul, even before I heard the They Might Be Giants cover of Istanbul (Not Constantinople). Earlier this year [...]
Sarah Ebner, who blogs at School Gate for The Times (subscription required), recently travelled to Shropshire with her family. Here, she describes what makes it a fun family getaway. Beautiful scenery, lots to do and great fun. What wasn’t there to like about our holiday in Shropshire? Oh yes, the rain. But let’s go back [...]
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