Thursday Travel Treat: Tunisia

I am in need of sunshine this morning (or sleep). So in place of a lounger, I’ve dug up some sunny memories of Tunisia for today’s #ThursdayTravelTreat on Instagram.

It’s almost 10 years since I visited this slice of North Africa (where did that time go?!), haggling in the medina in Tunis for a leather bag that had to stay on the balcony until the camel smell died down, visiting the ruins at Dougga and Carthage, snapping madly in the fabulously picturesque white and blue Sidi Bou Said…


As ever, do join in with the hashtag on Instagram and Twitter with your own slice of sunshine (or other travel treat to cheer up a grey Thursday) and link below.


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The recipe for the perfect family holiday

When I was pregnant, I dreamed of travelling with my baby. Then, when I realised that really was possible, I dreamed of the places we would go together.

Now, although I still fantasise about seeing Burma, Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, my dreams have changed again. Because now Minnie’s older and more involved in our travels, the dream trip isn’t all about me.

hippo-toy-child-pool-holidaySo when I was asked to describe my perfect family holiday by Mark Warner Holidays, who are looking for their new crop of blogging ambassadors for 2015, I struggled at first. Because it’s not a single place, it’s the experience. Continue reading

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Miami isn’t an obvious destination for a family holiday – more bling, bars and beautiful bodies on South Beach.

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Travel lessons learned: Lanzarote with a toddler

The relaxed feeling from the holiday is fading as fast as I unpack, but while I’m huddled in my thermals drinking hot chocolate, I’ve been thinking about a few of the travel lessons learned from our latest trip to the sun.

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How to entertain a toddler on holiday

At several points on our holiday, I sat and read my book. I know. Fanfares all round!

Admittedly Minnie was asleep on several occasions but I think this is the first time on our travels (and in our everyday life) that she has really started entertaining herself.

toddler-play-puzzle-game-childAnd it’s partly thanks to a few new additions to my essential toddler packing list.

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