Travel Round-up: Trips & tips

With the Easter holidays over or in their final days, our thoughts are turning to summer holidays. What have you got planned this year? Relaxing by a beach or exploring a city? A staycation or a long-haul trip? 

This month’s round-up is a wonderful mix of of recent holidays plus a fantastic selection of handy travel tips. Thank you to all the bloggers who have contributed. As always, it’s a pleasure to read them and I know BritMums readers find lots of inspiration from your posts.

Distant dreamy destinations


Photo credit: Mummy Travels

Let’s start far away on a warm, sandy beach. Find your spot by the sea in the Cape Verde islands off Africa, a top-notch resort in the Philippines and family friendly luxury in the Maldives. If you’re looking for some faraway city fun, check out the best things to do in Melbourne, Australia. 

Visiting Cape Verde with kids: 13 things to know  – Mummy Travels 

The Amanpulo: the ultimate luxury retreat – Jetlag & Mayhem

Bandos Resort, Maldives: the perfect Maldives experience for families? – Wandermust Family

Top tips for visiting Melbourne with kids – Rainy Day Mum 

 Exploring Europe


Photo credit: Untold Morsels

BritMums bloggers have been having a wonderful time in Europe recently. There are so many fabulous city breaks from Bergen in the north to Barcelona in the south. We’ve also escaped the city with more chilled activities in the Algarve and the south of France. 

Our holiday at Center Parcs de Vossemeren, BelgiumJennifer’s Little World

What to expect from Bergen, Norway – The Pigeon Pair and Me 

Paris for kidsUntold Morsels 

20 things to do in the south of France – St Bloggie de Riviere

Algarve family travel guideTravel Loving Family 

Weekend: Dublin – We Blog Travel

Top tips & travel hacks for a great Gaudi museum tour in Barcelona – The Family Adventure Project

7 great things to do in Amsterdam with childrenZena’s Suitcase

City breaks with kids: AmsterdamSuitcases and Sandcastles

A weekend in Kraków, Poland – Mums Do Travel 

Four days in Vienna with kids (by Robert) – Family Travel Times 

Why Porto is the perfect city for a short breakMum’s Gone To…

Berlin with kids (the wet weather edition) – The Little Adventurer 

Close to home

Just in case you thought I’d forgotten about our own little country, let me take you on a quick sprint around Scotland, Yorkshire and the Peak District.

Review: Highland apartments, InvernessTots2Travel

A wonderful weekend in historic Helmsley at Honeysuckle CottageYorkshire Tots

A parent’s guide to the Peak District with toddlers – Kiddie Holidays

Travel Tips


Photo credit: North East Family Fun

What a great month for travel tips. Lots of bloggers had some great advice from packing, surviving jetlag and taking car seats abroad. Hopefully these suggestions should take away some of the stress for your future trips. 

The pros and cons of flying long haul with childrenNorth East Family Fun

The unconventional guide to flying long haul with young kids – All About a Mini Norris

Car seats abroad: tips & information on taking a car seat on holidayFlying with a baby

Road trips with kids: top 10 survival tips – Dais Like These

Top tips for stress-free travel with kids – The Toy Hunter

Essential packing list: glamping with kids – Tin Box Traveller

Ten top tips: first time in a motorhome with kids – Mini Travellers

Camping with kids: our top tips for surviving a campervan holidayOtis and Us

Jet lag, children and babies: how to survive it – Intrepid Bebe


Finally, a great read from the Inspireroo magazine. Masha Gordon is a world record holder for the Explorers’ Grand Slam, a challenge which involves reaching both poles and climbing the highest summit on each of the seven continents, including, of course, Mount Everest. A mother of two children and a successful career woman to boot, she offers some invaluable advice about keeping children active and encouraging them to be adventurous.


Next month I think we’ll focus on a destination, as we did with Spain and France. How about a group, the NORDIC COUNTRIES of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Send me links to your posts about these countries and I’ll share them with BritMums readers. Contact me via Twitter (@mumsgoneto) or via the contact details below. 


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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