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Hotel Review: Meon Valley Marriott Hotel And Country Club

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We picked Meon Valley Marriott Hotel And Country Club for five nights in August as a mini-holiday near home. As we checked the reviews on Tripadvisor it was clear that many families chose the hotel for being “children friendly“. We thought, the rooms are big, there’s golf for daddy and beauty treatments for mummy, small children can use the swimming pool, so …

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Barcelona Revisited (Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Review)

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We travel to Barcelona every year or two because I love there, it’s one of my favourite places in Europe. I lived in Spain for a few years, it feels like home 🙂 It’s always good fun, very child-friendly and a lot warmer in March than in London. This time we wanted to be near the beach but still close …

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Linky – Our Monthly Favourite 5 Things (Join in the game with Suburban-Mum)

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This fun little game is the invention of Suburban Mum, my fellow local blogger. It’s a great way to summarise your last month and look back all the exciting things you did, saw or visited. We can even call it monthly memory board. Here’s our top five for January 2016: We found out we’re having a girl! I had my …

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Bambara Spa Hotel Hungary – the perfect family hotel

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Hungary is famous of its thermal water and bath culture. Not only the capital, Budapest: there are lots of great hidden gems of spa and wellness hotels in the country up to the highest European standards. The one we visited during our winter stay was the Magical Bambara Hotel**** Premium It is about an hour and a half drive from Budapest, …

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Review: Independent Guide to Disneyland 2016

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The Independent Guidebooks asked me to review their guide to Disneyland (California). It was an enjoyable task as I visited Disneyland in 2013 on honeymoon (though it was only a brief afternoon visit because we stayed in Huntington Beach). As a matter of fact, we are planning to visit again in the next 2 years. As a travel expert I’ve …

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Basque country in early September

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Since we still can – because we’re not restricted by the unfairly short summer school holiday just yet – we have a holiday in every September. We decided to visit the Basque country this time as British Airways flies to Biarritz. We were looking for mainly self catering options like a holiday house rental, because Bobcat was only 15 months old …

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From London to Marseille by train

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You know the kind of man that has this thing for trains? And for funiculars and trams? I’m married to one. So when the tickets went on sale for the first Eurostar ride from London to Marseille, he naturally booked our premium seats. And one for Grandma, so Bobcat spent nearly 2/3 of the 7-hours-long travel time on her lap. …

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Montreux. Pretty scenery, bad food and marmots. Oh, and Freddy Mercury.

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One of our early holiday with the little one took us to Montreux. Husband booked the flight tickets back at the January BA sale, never been there, sounds jazzy. (Sorry…) what could possibly go wrong? It’s Switzerland. Frenchy stuff with german efficiency. Well, the reality shows the other way around. Stayed at the Golf Hotel Rene Capt, a bit like …

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The Upham Hotel and Counrty House Santa Barbara (US)

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Decided to dedicate a blog post to this hotel as I was really impressed. Slight mischap by booking 1 night on Expedia well ahead our trip and later decided to arrive a day earlier, so booked a separate night on Expedia again. Not quite get it, dear reader? Well, the owner who presumably jumped in to help out the reception …