When asked what we miss from our childhood most people in their midlife and beyond mention being active and spending time in nature doing …READ MORE

Funny Travel Story: Rags to Riches in Kenya

Funny Travel Story: Rags to Riches in Kenya

“We’re rich!” said Rich announcing the news that our precious travel money had magically doubled overnight. It was a stroke of personal good

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The Hundred-Foot Journey movie review

Great Movies! The Hundred-Foot Journey

Like What We Did on Our Holiday, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a fun family movie with plenty of laughs and a lovely travel theme. Set in the south

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Barcelona: My New Favorite City in the World!

Filming the Catalunya Experience TV travel show was super fun but it was full on too. I was travelling with a film crew of 12 and working 12 hour days.

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Age-Bashing gives lessons in Positive Ageing

What Age-Bashing Can Teach us About Positive Ageing

So many viral blog posts that get shared thousands of times on Facebook, Buzzfeed and all over the Internet are vacuous rubbish.

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Get Cheaper Flights with I Want that Flight

3 Ways to Get Cheaper Flights with I Want that Flight

Do you spend a lot of time looking for cheaper flights? With five people in our family and five plane tickets to buy I’m always looking for cheaper flights

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Movie recommendation! What We Did on Our Holiday

Great Movies! What We Did on Our Holiday

Looking for good books or movies? Great Reads and Great Movies is a new series sharing only the best reads and films to keep you entertained inbetween trips or during your travels. This movie recommendation

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Caloundra Coasting: Exploring Six Beaches on Electric Bikes

Finding fun activities for all the family can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to please active tweens, cool kid teens and their weary middle-aged

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The Secret to Happiness for Anyone, Anywhere

Last winter I created a beautiful morning routine. After droppingmy daughter at school I’d drive to a nearby hilltop overlooking

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Travel Tips Everyone Needs to Know

47 Travel Tips Everyone Needs to Know (from a Seasoned Pro!)

It’s becoming a tradition for me to write a list post on my birthday. I skipped it when I was 45 because I was too busy having

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Book recommendation - Us

Great Reads! Us – a Novel About Families and Travel

Would it put you off reading Us if I admit that it made me cry and cry? I am quite an emotional soul and prone to tears but it’s a really moving story.

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Formative Experiences in travel

Formative Experiences: Family Holidays

“A formative experience is one that strongly influenced you, like the first time youwent to the beach and decided, from that

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Tracks Movie Review

Great Movie! Tracks (On an Emirates Flight)

I missed out on seeing Tracks at the movies when it came out in 2014 but I heard it was great. So my long haul flights from

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Filming a Travel Show: My Amazing Catalunya Experience

It all started with a random comment from the Catalan Tourist Board on this Instagram photo. At first it seemed as if my knobbly

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Paklite Escape Duffel Review

Get Set for Adventure with Paklite Escape Duffel Bags

When Paklite asked if I’d like to test-drive their escape range of duffel bags during my trip to Catalonia I jumped at the chance.

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