Martinhal Cascais, Portugal: Review

Martinhal Cascais describes itself as a luxury family hotel in the upmarket Portuguese town of Cascais. We visited last weekend to attend a conference, and I stayed on for three days with Flea to explore the resort and surrounding area. We aren’t strangers to Cascais, having been to the area in 2016,… View Post

How to Choose the Best Destination for your Family Trip

Are you considering a self-catering family break this summer? Over the past few years, we’ve visited a bunch of campsites with companies like Al Fresco across France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say I’m a NINJA OF KNOWLEDGE on this score. Al Fresco holidays are perfect for… View Post

What to do in New York at Christmas

This month, Flea and I felt in need of a New Adventure and so – on the spur of the moment – I booked a trip to New York City. New York is one of our favourite places to visit, and we’ve not been back since Flea was eight. Flights… View Post

Suddenlife Gaming in Thuringia, Germany

“Ha ha, you fools! Now you will never know the secret of Martin Luther,” cried the woman, a hundred feet below us in the courtyard. It was cold at the top of the South Tower of Castle Wartburg, a UN World Heritage Site in the ancient German city of Eisenach. The freezing… View Post

Review: Martinhal Quinta, Portugal

Quinta do Lago is one of the most exclusive corners of the Algarve. It is also home to the latest resort from the Martinhal brand. Martinhal Quinta is a complex of  2 to 5-bedroom villas, each with private garden and pool. We were invited to stay this October half-term in a… View Post