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Stress Free Travel: Driving Abroad

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July 10, 2016

Back in February we took our car to France and found that driving abroad isn’t as difficult as we thought it would be, although driving on the wrong side of the road did take some getting used to.
Before venturing across the channel we made sure that we familiarised ourselves with the rules…

Point Du Hoc


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Our Visit to the D-Day Beaches

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June 17, 2016

It has been a poignant few weeks with the anniversary of the D-Day Landings on 6th June 1944.

Back in February we visited Normandy, staying at a gorgeous family friendly gite, which was the perfect base for going tank hunting and exploring all the sites that were hugely significant during World…

Carnival Vista


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What should we wear on our Cruise?

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May 18, 2016

The countdown to our cruise aboard the Carnival Vista is now in double figures with just 91 days until we set off from Barcelona.
We are all really excited as the ship has now been officially launched but it also means the nerves have kicked in. I have never been on…


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Things you should know when Driving in France

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February 22, 2016

The thought of driving in France filled me with dread before we started our holiday and when our ferry was delayed and we ended up arriving in France in the dark I was even less confident.
Before you leave for France there is a checklist of 11 things you must…


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Europe Family Friendly

How to Survive a Ferry journey with Kids

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February 18, 2016

I hadn’t been on a ferry since I was at school until last weekend and I was quite blase about it, after all I had never been unwell aboard a boat.
When we arrived in Poole harbour to board, what is affectionately known locally as the vomit comet, I started…


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Staying at Eco-Gites of Lenault

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February 15, 2016

My husband is fascinated by World War II and can often be found watching documentaries or reading books on the subject and he has passed his fascination on to the teen, who is also studying it for his history GCSE.
Hubby has been dropping hints abut visiting Normandy to see…


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A visit to Lindos, Rhodes

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February 9, 2016

Back in September 2014 I was lucky enough to visit Rhodes and enjoy a day trip to the picturesque, ancient village of Lindos which has a spectacular Acropolis towering above the town.
The Acropolis sits atop a natural citadel and offers spectacular views of the surrounding harbours and coastline, although the…


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Planning a visit to Normandy

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February 4, 2016

My husband and son are both fascinated by the World Wars and can often be found watching documentaries on the subject and with Kian studying the facts behind WW2 for his history GCSE I decided to surprise them with a visit to Normandy in France.

We are sailing via Condor…


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Visiting Mallorca on a Budget

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January 20, 2016

Family holidays mean a lot to us and being a larger than average family they can get quite pricey, especially in the school holidays.

I am always on the lookout for good deals on flights and accommodation and it is surprising just how much you can save by booking early…

Metropole


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Fancy racing around a 3,000m track in Monte Carlo?

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December 16, 2015

We love to travel and anything with a bit of added adrenalin is right up our street, especially with a teen in tow and this sounds right up our street.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has a new family-focused package for the mini-Lewis Hamilton’s of the world. Available until the 10th February…

KARA GUPPY
Bournemouth

Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk