Venice Lido, Italy

Venice Lido The Lido de Venezia is a fantastic base for a holiday to Italy.  With a great beach, great restaurants and only a 7 minute water taxi ride from San Marco, it is perfect for both couples and families.Read More →

How to have a cheap day at the seaside - an image of a white sandy beach with a beautiful blue sea

How to have a Cheap Day at the Seaside I love going to the beach.  A day out at the seaside is a fantastic way to spend some quality time together as a family.  Even the teenagers love it – although they might not admit it!  Some day trips canRead More →

Leicester Riverside Festival

Leicester's Riverside Festival – A Frugal Family Day Out The first weekend in June sees the annual arrival of Leicester’s Riverside Festival.  We have attended this festival for many years and each year it gets better and better.  If the weather is nice, you can’t beat it for a frugalRead More →

How to save on food and drink whilst travelling - and image of bottles of water and a pair of sunglasses laid out on a hotel bed

How to Save on Food & Drink Whilst Travelling I make no secret of the fact that, as a family, we love to travel.  Travel can be expensive, particularly when your children are no longer really children and it costs the same amount as an adult for tickets, accommodation andRead More →

Pole with colourful signs depicting exotic travel destinations

5 Ways to Save Money whilst Travelling I love travelling.  There are two things that prevent me from travelling more - time and money.  Travelling is undeniably an expensive hobby. However, there are plenty of ways to save money – from daily budgets to prepaid travel cards.  Here are five waysRead More →

Our 3 Night Trip to Brussels and Bruges We took a little trip recently.  We went on a 3 night trip to Brussels and Bruges in Belgium.  Our method of transport was one of our favourite ways to travel – Ferry.  Read all about our trip and top tips forRead More →

Rome, travel, trip, Italy

Last week I wrote a post all about our trip to Barcelona this year.  We are also going to Rome for 3 nights before flying from Rome to Barcelona for 5 nights.  This will be the second time my Husband and I have been to Rome but the first timeRead More →

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Barcelona – one of my most favourite places in Europe.  In a few weeks we are off again to Barcelona.  This will be our fifth year running, as we just love the place.Read More →

Do you love to have family days out?  We do too.  The trouble is, they can work out expensive.  By the time you have calculated your travel cost, petrol, entrance fees and food, you can be looking at way over £100. As part of our money saving efforts, we alwaysRead More →

Following the announcement that laptops, tablets and some mobile phones will be banned from hand luggage on certain flights, I am taking a look at the actual details of the restrictions on cabin baggage and how this will affect travellers.  Please note, this article includes details of the UK ban. Read More →

A couple of weeks ago we decided to go on a train trip to Birmingham.  It was to be a quick 50 minute trip on the train, a wander around Birmingham and a meal before heading home. Let’s just say, it didn’t go quite to plan.Read More →

Berlin Travel Highlights

  It is over a month now since we visited Berlin, I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed.  I intended to write about out trip last month – but real life can quickly get in the way.  However, the memories are still fresh in my mind, so IRead More →

Over the last few years we have been on a mini cruise a total of 6 times and each time we were able to go when they were on offer! We have mini cruised to Amsterdam (x2), Rotterdam (x2), Bruges and Oslo. We have used both P&O and DFDS forRead More →

  Our next trip takes place in a couple of weeks and this time we are off to Berlin.  I love visiting places where there is lots to see and do as this really allows you to get a true feeling for the country and I particularly love capital cities.Read More →

How we Spent 48 Hours in Venice

Venice - What can I say – wow! It’s a place you’ve heard of, a place you have seen on TV or in books, a place you know has Gondolas.  In reality – until you have visited, you don’t really know it at all.  That is how I felt afterRead More →

On Sunday, as the weather was so nice (cold but bright and sunny) we decided to venture out as a family.  Obviously, we didn’t want to spend any money – well, as little as possible.  We are saving every spare penny towards our next trip – details to come soon.Read More →

Our next trip takes place in a couple of weeks and we are really looking forward to it. Venice is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time and I can't believe we are finally going. DH visited Venice about 32 years ago for a day trip, whilstRead More →

Well yesterday was a good moneysaving day - a trip out to a local country park. We took all our own food, including ice creams ( much cheaper from the supermarket and will last a couple of hours in a cool bag with a couple of ice packs) and apartRead More →