Fears and Fun

A travel-with-teens special that focuses on getting the big kids outside and overcoming challenges together in Bournemouth, England.

“How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives” – Judy Blume


Bournemouth, England

Finding things to do with teenagers can be challenging. When children reach that age where they are more withdrawn, experience mood swings and find the thought of hanging out with you suddenly extremely uncool, how do you still enjoy holidays? In my opinion, it’s the most difficult stage, the transition between childhood and adulthood and many relationships are tested. It’s vital to still create time together, even if that means fighting off resistance and struggling to think of activities that you can enjoy with teens. Teenagers are still children and need guidance and support more at this age than any age before. They need adults they can talk to, laugh with and who remind them to be children. So what type of breaks allow them to be children but present challenges for them as young adults too? Continue reading “Fears and Fun”


The Best City on Earth

Why I love London and my recommendations for visiting.

“There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere” – Vivienne Westwood

London, England

It’s my capital, so I’m biased, I know. And I haven’t visited every city on Earth. But London for me really is something wonderful. London was the first place I moved to when I left home aged 20, London was where my Nana was born and raised (East London) and London was also my first experience of finding adventure in a non-foreign land after catching the travel bug. It’s a really great place to explore as a local or in the way non-Brits do, and the love affair continues today. No matter how often you visit, there’s always something else to discover. I’m fortunate to live under an hour from this cosmopolitan city of England and it is one of the places in my country I am most proud of. Continue reading “The Best City on Earth”

A Rural Retreat

A rural retreat that prioritises wellbeing and relaxation in Thetford Forest, England.

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order” – John Burroughs

Thetford Forest, England

We can all benefit from a full recharge now and again and the great news is this doesn’t have to cost the earth or take you too far away from home. Everyone should have a local spot to turn to in times of need for pure relaxation and a complete vacation from everyday life. My biggest time of need for such a break often hits me in late December, when the party season has begun to take its toll on my body and bank account and I’m utterly fed up of all the running around that has sadly become normal for this time of year! Continue reading “A Rural Retreat”