Why we do what we do?


There’s a big wide world out there, just waiting to be explored and we’re determined to see and experience as much of it as we possibly can. As students, my wife and I did the whole backpacking round Asia thing and we were both keen to share our love of the world with our children.  […]

Welcome to Amsterdam.


I know what most of you will be thinking, that Amsterdam is a city full of sex, drugs and debauchery that should be kept strictly for adults. Yes, if you want all of that, then it does indeed cater for your needs, but Amsterdam is more than all those things and surprisingly has a lot […]

Welcome to Rome


This ancient city is steeped in history, but with a 3 year old and an 18 month in tow there was no way we would be ambling round ruins without some kind of toddler breakdown so a different kind of plan of action was needed. Rome is big and bustling, with towering stone buildings, which […]

Wecome to Madrid.


The energetic, cultural, vibrant capital city of Madrid was next on our tour. November back in the UK means it was getting pretty cold, dark and dismal so a trip to Spain, where it would be somewhat warmer was just the thing we all needed. We opted to rent an apartment in the centre of […]

Welcome to Dorset.


Dorset, famous for it’s Jurassic Coast, traditional apple cake and the setting for many of Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five‘ childrens adventure stories, has been one of my favourite locations in the UK since I was a young lad.  I enjoyed many family holidays here as a child and have very fond memories of fossil hunting […]

Welcome to Paris.


If you ask a child what they know about Paris chances are they are either going to reply ‘Disneyland‘ or, if you are really lucky, they might say the Eiffel Tower. They’re the obvious answers, but for us it was the tourist traps we were keen to avoid taking our children to. Don’t get me […]