Family Travel

We’ve travelled with our four kids since they were born across Europe, the USA and South Africa. Living in Ireland we’ve been to France, Spain, Portugal (incl. Madeira) and Italy as well as returned to South Africa to visit family. We’ve been on planes, trains, boats and automobiles, we’ve been road-tripping, there isn’t a mode of transport we’re not willing to try! Here I share some of our experiences whether house swapping, camping or self catering.

folly bridge house

Self Catering and Historic Charm in the Heart of Oxford UK

Self Catering and Historic Charm in the Heart of Oxford UK Between Christmas and New Year in 2017 we went away to the beautiful city of Oxford in the UK for two nights and stayed in the remarkable Folly Bridge House. Overflowing with historic charm, Folly Bridge House consists of… Read More »Self Catering and Historic Charm in the Heart of Oxford UK

open road with big blue sky

Are we there yet? (Activities for the car)

Are we there yet? (Activities for the car) Do you remember those long boring car journeys as a kid with one of your siblings (never yourself) pestering your parents with that universal question “Are we there yet?” It was tough to be a child in those days. The only in-car… Read More »Are we there yet? (Activities for the car)

East creech Farm Campsite sign with pond in the background

Family Camping at East Creech Farm in Dorset

Family Camping at East Creech Farm in Dorset This past summer we went camping as a family at the lovely East Creech Farm in Dorset with a large group of family and friends – there were 21 of us in total. In spite of the nasty wind that kept us… Read More »Family Camping at East Creech Farm in Dorset

family camping

9 Pitfalls to Avoid when Camping as a Family. Because I care for your mental health.

9 Pitfalls to Avoid when Camping as a Family. Because I care for your mental health. Over the years we have been camping as a family in all sorts of places, from the baking heat of the Pilanesberg in South Africa, or the Vendée region of France (see header image),… Read More »9 Pitfalls to Avoid when Camping as a Family. Because I care for your mental health.