Travel Round-up: Summer 2016

travelCompiling 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 next year, hopefully you will find something to tempt you here. 

 

UK

Beach Introductions: Bournemouth and Southbourne – A Bavarian Sojourn

Swansea is the place to go with teenagers – St Bloggie de Riviere

Family fun in the Lake District – Chiswick Mum

A long weekend at Ledram Bay, Devon – Tin Box Traveller

A week in Cornwall – Family Travel Times

Hoburne Park, Dorset – Boo Roo & Tigger Too

Mum’s gone to Wales: Portmeirion – Mum’s Gone To…

Unlocking the secrets of the countryside with lanterns and larks – Way Too Much Luggage

A Yorkshire holiday – Juggle Mum

The Cotswolds with kids – Me & B Make Tea

UK family friendly attractions picked by local mums – Travel Loving Family

On the Game of Thrones trail in Northern Ireland – Opposable Thumbs 

Monkeying around in Trentham Monkey Forest, Staffordshire – Jenography.net

Photo credit: Tin Box Traveller

Photo credit: Tin Box Traveller

EUROPE

10 reasons Menorca is perfect for families – Truly Madly Kids

Sport, Swiss wine and chocolate in the Olympic capital, Lausanne – The Family Adventure Project

Swimming with tots in Lake Banyoles, Catalonia – Tots 2 Travel

A review of Norida Beach, Kos: our post GCSE girly break – Emma & Three

5 things to do in Brussels – Kids Days Out Reviews 

Great things to do at Mark Warner’s Levante BeachResort – Mummy Mummy Mum

The island of Thassos: love at first sight – Simply Marina

Nausicaa National Sea Centre, FranceSide Street Style 

Photo credit: The Family Adventure Project

Photo credit: The Family Adventure Project

REST OF THE WORLD

Planning a stress-free trip to Walt Disney World – Stressy Mummy

Doing beaches the right way in Barbados – Mummy Barrow

63 things to do in San Francisco with kids – Mummy Travels 

 

Kate, Striking Mum, asked me if I would share the following post which gives some invaluable advice for travel as a carer. 

CarerSmart Travel – Carer’s Club

 

Finally, I defy anyone to read this inspiring but wonderfully funny post by Alex, blogging at The Long Chain, and not want to cheer at the end of it. 

Q. What do you do in the summer holidays if you have three children under five, one breastfeeding constantly, one addicted to cartoons, and one severely disabled?

A. Take them camping. No joke*.

Gone Camping – The Long Chain

 

My next travel round-up will be food-related. I’m looking for travel posts which feature either great restaurants, local cuisine or street markets. Contact me via my blog, Mum’s Gone To, or Twitter @mumsgoneto.

 

 

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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

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