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Blue-Lagoon


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River Thames


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Destination Europe

Top Tips for surviving an early flight with kids

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October 30, 2019

When choosing flights, unless we are flying long haul, we tend to pick early morning flights so we can make the most of the destination we are flying to.

Flying early, however, can bring up some challenges, especially when flying with children.

Top Tips to surviving an early flight with kids

Preparation

Get…

Aurora Borealis or northern light above kirkjufell mountain in iceland


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Destination Europe

What to pack for a holiday to Iceland in October

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October 16, 2019

Visiting Iceland has been at the top of my bucket list for a few years and we have finally booked to go and are counting down the days now.

Visiting Iceland in October gives you a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights, however, it is also their wettest month…

Hotel-Alteora-Futuroscope


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Destination Europe

Where to stay when visiting Futuroscope

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July 10, 2019

When researching our recent holiday to France, I wanted to stay as close to Futuroscope as possible.

The area around Futuroscope reminded us of Milton Keynes as is surrounded by a business park and hotels, so there are plenty to choose from, including one on site, but we opted…

La Citadelle


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Destination Europe

Staying at La Citadelle at Puy du Fou

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July 3, 2019

When I visited Puy du Fou for the first time last year, I stayed at Îles de Clovis, which is a middle age lake-side settlement with fifty huts built on stilts, with thatched roofs and half-timbering, that were eco-designed to recreate the authentic ambiance of a village from the…

Futuroscope


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Parasol Beach


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Destination Europe Rest of the World USA

What to do if someone dies on holiday

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May 1, 2019

It doesn’t bear thinking about really, you have booked and planned your holiday and are enjoying the fruits of all your hard work, but what happens if your travelling partner dies when you are away on holiday?

If you are overseas with the person when they die, the best advice…

Zip World Fforest


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Caernarfon Castle


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Destination Europe UK

Exploring Caernarfon Castle with Kids

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April 15, 2019

Caernarfon is one of the most famous castle in Wales and is somewhere I have wanted to visit for some time.

During our holiday to North Wales, we stayed in a beautiful cottage in Anglesey which is a short drive from the town of Caernarfon, so we had the perfect…

Snowdon


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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