I’m writing this round-up the day before we are due to travel to Suffolk for a mini-break in the country. By the time you read this, I’ll be back home again. I do hope we’ve had a nice time. If we have, it will be largely down to the blogging community which was on top form when I asked for suggestions for places to visit during our stay. Readers of my blog and friends on Twitter gave me lots of excellent ideas so now, whatever the British weather cares to throw at us, my family will be entertained.
Hopefully I’ve been able to give you all some ideas on places to go in my monthly travel round-ups which have been running since February. This month’s selection features posts from bloggers who haven’t been mentioned in previous travel round-ups: enjoy!
In my previous round-up there was much sniggering at the holiday destination of ‘Sandy Balls’ even though the post in question was only referring to a sign which had been spotted. So what a bit of luck to discover that Marianne, from Mari’s World, has actually stayed at this fabulous camping spot. To find out more about the complex and see a very sweet video, take a look at Marianne’s post: Sandy Balls – New Forest
Another happy customer, The Boy and Me, stayed at Coombe Mill, a wonderful farm in Cornwall owned and run by fellow blogger, Fiona, and her family. I have heard so many people recommend Coombe Mill as a perfect holiday destination for young families and this post certainly explains why.
If you’re looking for a thrifty holiday then can I suggest you take a peek at the blog of Lulastic and the Hippyshake. Following an afternoon of very successful bargain-hunting, Betty the Campervan is now looking fabulously retro: Campervan Thrifting and the Inauguration of Betty.
I came across Ariana and her blog, And Here We Are…, when she added some posts to the round-up linky. Originally from the US, she is now living as an expat in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Hang on. Suffolk? I should have asked Ariana for tips about where to go. I shall go and have a look at her blog now. While I’m doing that, have a read of her post where she and her family go on a food-fest in London: And Then We Ate in London (for Three Days Straight)
Reminding me of a very happy holiday taken in Denmark in 2011, Chrissie, Mediocre Mum, was lucky enough to win a trip to Copenhagen and has written a comprehensive list of Our top ten things to do in Copenhagen. Chrissie and her husband didn’t have their daughter with them but, like me, they can vouch for the fact that the city is perfect for children.
Have you come across the blog, Countrywives, written by three friends, Annabel, Grace and Ellie? There’s always something interesting to read here. Annabel has recently been wrestling with huge breakfasts in America: Annabel Is Piling On The Pounds In The Land Of The Free and The Home Of The Carb! and, just this morning, I saw a post about a successful holiday to Turkey: Ellie’s Finally Impressed By An All Inclusive Deal!
Libby from D-scribes enjoys a regular holiday with a group of friends, now that her children are grown-up. This autumn they visited Lithuania and Libby shares her views on the country with some unusual photographs. The post is called Home Sweet Home because, no matter how enjoyable a trip, Libby likes nothing better than to unpack and feel safe in her own home.
Which brings me neatly to my final choice, Is There a Plan B? and her post, Warning: holidays may be bad for your health. Despite having a fabulous holiday in the Lake District, returning home with all the chores shouting to be done, has made this blogger a bit grumpy. She wonders if it’s worth going away if this is how she feels when she gets back. Me? I’d book another holiday.
So, that’s your lot. If you’ve written about travel in the last few weeks, add your post to the linky below so I can pop over for a read. If you write about an exciting trip in the coming weeks, let me know via my blog or Twitter, @mumsgoneto.