Travel Round-up: In praise of the Great British B&B

travelWhen planning a family holiday, accommodation which is right for the age and requirements of your children is essential. Family rooms in hotels, interconnecting rooms, self-catering options: there is a stage in all families when each of these is ideal. Bed and Breakfasts are another option and, if carefully researched, can be an affordable choice for family groups.

Sarah, in her blog, Family Travel Times, explains some of the reasons why B&Bs might suit your family’s needs and can recommend a gorgeous 300 year old barn conversion in Kent: Seven Super Reasons to stay in a Bed and Breakfast

If you’re travelling to Scotland, the room service breakfast and huge, elegant bedrooms in this Glasgow establishment might just be what you’re after. We spent a couple of nights here, accompanied by two teenagers, and it was fabulous: 15 Glasgow: an address to remember

A recommendation of a Welsh B&B comes from Gretta, Mums Do Travel. Just looking at the photographs of the breakfast pancakes and the spectacular views is enough to tempt me: A great B&B in Snowdonia 
Wales has been cropping up as a destination of choice amongst family bloggers over recent weeks. Whilst Gretta was sampling the attractions of Snowdonia, Chris at Thinly Spread, was having an energetic time at the coast and in the countryside of Carmarthenshire: Learning to Ride a Horse and Tobogganing – Visit Wales

Someone else having an active Easter break was Helen, Actually Mummy. Taking the family to Val D’Isère on their first skiing holiday, we hear how the youngest member found this new experience. Seems like Nutella pancakes makes a difference:  I’m a convert! Tips for a successful family ski trip.

A change of temperature now: who fancies a trip to Cuba? I’ve always thought it would be a fascinating place to visit ever since I played Sarah Brown in a production of Guys and Dolls and had to act being tipsy in Havana. According to Jody from About Last Weekend, it is everything you ever expected and more. Her 10 year old son summed it up with a new word: ‘ridonculous’: Cuba!

Since we’ve crossed the Atlantic, let’s stay Stateside for our final two posts. Susanna, A Modern Mother, takes to the skies with a thrilling family experience in California: ziplining. It sounds like the enthusiasm and attitude of the guides made it even more fun for everyone: The Modern Family tries ziplining!

Finally, Liz from The Mum Blog, made the most of being unable to sleep by getting up bright and early to take a comprehensive tour of Seattle. There is so much in this post: a glass cactus, the Space Needle and lots of delicious food. As Meg Ryan would say, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Sleepless in Seattle

Hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s collection of travel posts. Please let me know via my blog or tweet me, @mumsgoneto, if you would like to suggest a post for next month’s round-up. In the meantime, you can add any posts to the linky below to share your travel experiences with everyone.

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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


  1. 05 May 2014 / 10:20

    Nutella pancakes are the perfect antidote to aching legs, we found 😉
    Thanks so much for the mention x

    • 08 May 2014 / 14:16

      I must try them – my legs are often aching!

      My pleasure, Helen. Really enjoyed reading about your trip.