Swimsuit and sunglasses: how to pick your sunshine travel essentials

One thing that’s for certain when you jet off to a sunny destination: sunglasses and a swimsuit are likely to be wardrobe staples. So it’s…

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The unwritten rules of the London Underground

The London Underground is a fearsome place. Its first line, the Metropolitan, opened in 1863. So the Underground train system – also known as the…

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BookBeat and our family’s favourite audiobooks

This post is sponsored by BookBeat. For £12.90 per month, BookBeat gives listeners unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, which they can access whenever they…

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Five reasons why our family loves travelling by ferry

On our last few big trips to France, we’ve taken the ferry. Although there are other ways to get across the Channel – flying, for…

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A capsule wardrobe for Oslo, with Simply Be

Late this summer, I went on a flying visit to Oslo. The capital of Norway happens to be home to some good friends of mine,…

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Exploring Scotland with Garmin’s DriveSmart™ 51 LMT-D Intuitive GPS Navigator

“Would you like to try out one of our GPS navigators?” This invitation, from navigation specialists Garmin, came at a good time. For part of…

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Family camping gear tried and tested

Camping’s not all about the kit – but it helps. Before we set off for our first family camping trip in two years, I was…

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Coleman Cabral 5 family tent: review

Hands up who’s daunted by the early sunrises that come with camping? As every parent of a toddler knows that, once they’ve been woken by…

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Tips for a good night’s sleep while camping

On a camping trip, sleep can be a big issue. Unless you’re Rip Van Winkle, the extra daylight,  unfamiliar bed (which, let’s face it, is often…

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