Every parent dreads the ‘Holiday Slump’. It normally happens round about the tail end of week 1: beaches have been done, everyone’s a bit less pasty looking and everyone’s craving a bit of solo time. It’s perfectly natural – especially if teens are involved. But nothing to worry about, because that’s why the Great God of Successful Family Holidays gave us Theme Parks!
In deference to the most tricky to please travellers, I’ve gotten hold of my own ‘Teen Tester’ for the arduous task of reviewing some of the finest fun Europe has to offer this year. Continue reading
Giddy up, giddy up! It’s time for the gee-gees!
No idea, what I’m on about? Continue reading
Our research has shown we all want to spend more quality ‘us time’ with family and friends, as explained by our brand ambassador Kirstie Allsopp today http://goo.gl/Bvag5A
We’re on a mission to make it easy for people to holiday in beautiful whole homes rather than cramped hotel rooms, which is why we’re giving away a four night break for up to four people to Lisbon, staying in one of our stunning homes in the beautiful White City. We’ll also fly you out with your other half, Mum, Gran, whoever you want, for some much needed ‘us time’!
Famed for its tennis legacy, there is much, much more to Wimbledon than watch tennis while overdosing on strawberries and cream. Read on to find out what you can do in the great South London ‘burb of SW19. Continue reading
Yawning baby pandas are all very cute, but if you wanted the undying devotion of millions of followers back in the 13th century you really had to go for the big guns. Step forward St. Anthony of Padua. Legend has it that Saint Anthony (plain old Tony at the time), heartily sick of the lukewarm response to his sermons in Rimini, took to the sea shore in a holy fit of pique claiming he’d be better off preaching to the fishes than his disinterested flock. Turns out he was right. The fish (particularly sardines) loved him. Thousands upon thousands of them were witnessed rising out of the water, enthralled, mesmerised, swaying, nodding (no evidence exists, but if that’s what they say rapturous 13th century sardines got up to, who am I to argue?) And it clearly did the trick for Saint Anthony, he went on to be Patron Saint of matchmaking, lost things and Lisbon. Continue reading