Travel Round-up: Summer hols

travelA couple of times a year, instead of choosing half a dozen travel posts to highlight, I throw the round-up open to everyone and compile a list of blog posts you would like me to mention. It’s a great way for readers to find lots of suggestions for day trips in the UK to far-flung holiday destinations abroad. Here’s your selection, with a few I spotted myself along the way.


Festival City 2013Nana GoGo
10 Reasons to holiday without the kidsSceptical Mum
Things to do in and around GairlochA Family Day Out
Our Holiday in PicturesThe Crazy Kitchen

North West
Blackpool Rocks – Toothpaste On Your T-Shirt

Pleasurewood Hills, LowestoftBoo, Roo and Tigger Too

South East
Grand Days Out – St Bloggie de Riviere
8 things you need to know about the Moorgate TravelodgeJoanne Mallon’s Opposable Thumbs
Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield – Jennifer’s Little World 

South West
Gromit Set LooseFamily Travel Times
Bristol International Balloon FestivalPractically Perfect Mums
Coombe MillDamson Lane
Fun on the FarmMummy Central
Doodles on the sandChez Maximka
Trevella Ticked all the BoxesEmma and Three
South West of England Days Out Round UpPlus 2.4
Portland Marina, our new homeThinly Spread
Our road trip continuedCakes Photos Life
Our First Camping TripOne Busy WAHM



Monkey Mountain, Minimundus and MagdalensbergMum’s Gone To…

Paris with a ToddlerA Blissful Life
Annual Trip to the South of FranceFunky Wellies’ Random Thoughts
Giverny – Claude Monet’s house and gardens – Mari’s World

Sit Back and Think of KosCrystal Jigsaw

£9.50 Sun Holiday – Park 272 DuinrellPinkoddy

Best Hotel on the Amalfi Coast?Family Affairs and Other Matters
Photos of Taormina, SicilyMammasaurus
A Fortnight of Food and Drink in Bella ItaliaFoodie Quine

Our Holiday in PortugalHonest Mum

Our holiday at the Romanian SeasideRomanian Mum

St Petersburg, Russia: a brilliant city for a family breakThe Mum Blog

White Water Rafting on the Soca RiverThe Family Adventure Project



Barbados is so laid back, it IS horizontalMummy Barrow

Panning for gold in California’s Gold Country – A Modern Mother

Summer in the StatesDorkymum

Ana Snapshot: Postcard from FloridaThe Ana Mum Diary

How to avoid the queues at Disney World – Mums Do Travel

Meeting KyotoA Bavarian Sojourn


If I missed anyone out, huge apologies. I know there are more holiday posts out there so please pop them on the linky below to tell us all about your trip.

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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. 02 September 2013 / 09:34

    Thanks so much for including me Trish! 🙂

    • 02 September 2013 / 11:40

      Had to include one of your posts from Japan – they were excellent.

  2. 02 September 2013 / 10:05

    Thanks for adding me to the list, Trish. I really appreciate it. Lots of fabulously sounding holidays here, looking forward to trawling through them. Great job you’ve done here!

    CJ x

    • 02 September 2013 / 11:45

      Thank you! Happy to include you, Kathryn. I remember having a great holiday in Kos many years ago, pre-children!

  3. 02 September 2013 / 10:12

    What an amazing list! I’m sure I’ll find inspiration for our next trip in here. Thanks for the mention too x

    • 02 September 2013 / 12:10

      It was great to get lots of different posts to mention. Hope you find inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing on Twitter and Google+ too x

  4. 02 September 2013 / 10:20

    Many thanks for including me in the round-up! I see someone travelled to Russia, that will be my first post to read among many others.

    • 02 September 2013 / 12:11

      Liz will be pleased you’re going to read her post. Hope you enjoy it x

  5. 02 September 2013 / 15:40

    Wow, no September blues in this house as we decide on where to go next. What a fabulous collection to work through

    • 03 September 2013 / 08:39

      I know! I’m torn between a trip to Russia and the Amalfi coast!

      • 03 September 2013 / 11:28

        If you go to Russia, you might as well have a river cruise from Perm to Moscow and visit all the beautiful small and not so small towns on the way like Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Kostroma,Yaroslavl, Uglich.

        • Trish
          03 September 2013 / 14:27

          Now there’s an idea! Thank you 🙂

  6. 03 September 2013 / 07:42

    Thabk you for the feature. Sounds like we have all been having an amazing time. Off to read 🙂

    • 03 September 2013 / 08:40

      Enjoy your armchair travels!