Review: Dreams Riviera Maya Cancun Resort and Spa

Our trip to the luxury all-inclusive Dreams Riviera Maya resort in Cancun, Mexico, did not start well. “What gate are we at, Flea?” I asked, as we wandered out of Boots at Gatwick’s South Terminal. “I don’t know, it says ‘gate closed’,” Flea replied. Oh, sh*t. I cannot tell you even… View Post

Not That Sort of Holiday

Sometimes when we go on holiday, we go to museums, and walk the city streets, grabbing food from local stalls, and soaking in the atmosphere. Other times we throw ourselves into activities, renting kayaks and bikes and exploring the countryside. Then there are times we take classes, learning how to… View Post

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