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10 Things To Do With Kids On The Norwegian Jade

Although cruise holidays are still not the first choice for many families there is an increasing popularity in cruises with 1.79 British holidaymakers taking a cruise in 2013.  Almost all the mainstream cruise holiday operators now have a family offering and they are battling to think of […]

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Norwegian Jade – Owners Suite with Balcony

We have been on the Norwegian Jade twice and both times stayed in an Owners Suite with a balcony (room 9004 for anyone who knows the ship!)  The suites aren’t cheap but we decided to splurge and it was definitely worth the money especially when travelling with […]

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Five Lessons We Learnt When Booking A Venice Water Taxi

One of the reasons I set this blog up was to share our honest tales of family travel and hopefully help others not make the same mistakes we’ve made.  So, for anyone thinking of booking a water taxi in Venice please read on…. Our recent cruise departed from […]

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NCL Cruise – Athens and Kusadasi

As well as two port calls in Croatia our NCL Med cruise also stopped in Athens and Kusadasi; both places which I’d never visited before. Athens The ship docked in Athens with a very surreal view of office blocks.  It was certainly a change from the deep blue […]

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NCL Cruise – Dubrovnik and Split

We’ve recently come back from a 7 day cruise on NCL’s Norwegian Jade.  We’ve cruised on the Jade before when we did a Greek islands cruise holiday and loved it.  When we saw that the same ship did a cruise around the Med including two stops in […]

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Three Places To Visit In One Day In Lanzarote

On our recent holiday to Lanzarote we hired a car for four days so that we could see some more of the island than just Playa Blanca, where we were staying.  Playa Blanca is on the south west tip of the island but it is really easy […]

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Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

The island of Lanzarote is only 37 miles long and 12 miles wide, making it the fourth largest Canary Island, and ideal for hiring a car and doing some trips out while you are there. We stayed in Playa Blanca, which is at the south west tip of the […]

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Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

On our recent Lanzarote holiday we stayed at the Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel in Playa Blanca, on the south east coast of the island.  It has great sea views, with access to the Playa Dorada beach, and is half way between the Marina Rubicon and Playa Blanca […]

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I Can’t Stand The Rain…..

We’ve just got back from a 10 night ‘winter sun’ holiday.  As with most of our holiday planning there was much discussion about where to go beforehand and what type of holiday we wanted.  We knew March was the month we’d go but we weren’t sure where we were […]

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First Holiday With A Baby

Taking your child abroad for the first time can be pretty daunting but with some forward planning very do-able.  Before they can start to crawl babies are easy to take on planes as although they may be able to wriggle a bit they are generally compliant.  Same rules apply […]

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