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I've always loved travelling so becoming a mum wasn't going to curb my enthusiasm for exploring the world and oversea adventures and now it means I get to share my adventures with my two little ones. I've not been abroad in around a year now so I'm definitely longing for some sunshine on my shoulders and an afternoon relaxing by the pool. Amelia had her first holiday abroad when she was just six months old, I don't think Harrison will beat that as we most probably won't be able to get away until the end of this year. 

I actually found travelling with Amelia pretty stress-free although having to lug around more luggage with us whilst keeping an eye on a running toddler can have some difficulties. But I'm trying to cram in as many holidays as possible whilst their both still young as it's pretty cheap to travel with children because of their free seats and offers you can get for family holidays such as free under 3s. 

Here are my top 5 family holiday destinations I've got in mind for the next couple of years:

1. Turks & Caicos - Having previously been to the Caribbean many times in the past as a child and the Dominican Republic back in 2013 this is by far my favourite holiday destination so far! I recently discovered the island of Turks & Caicos thanks the Katie at Mummydaddyme who has not long returned from a week in the sun with her lovely family. This is also the type of holiday I love, two weeks all inclusive, beach, pool and plenty of activities to keep the children occupied. As I'm more of a sun and beach holiday type of girl this is another perfect destination for us to look at. 

2. Cyprus - For a short family holiday I've been looking at Cyprus and an all inclusive resort for a week in the sun sometime later on this year. I'm wondering whether to do a short haul flight with both the kids first before we do a 10 hour flight incase they aren't the best behaved. 

3. UK break - As well as going abroad I think a few holidays in the UK are also in order. I'm thinking of hiring a child-friendly holiday cottage in Scotland or Ireland for a few days later on this year. Holiday cottage holidays are perfect for family breaks, and you could even take the grandparents along too or go away with another family. 

4. City break abroad - Having been to London back in 2013 with Amelia we really enjoyed our time there although it wasn't a holiday as such as I had dragged Andy and Amelia down so I could attend Britmums. We also visited Paris briefly when we went to Eurocamp last year however I'd love to go somewhere and explore a city properly perhaps Paris for a week or Venice although there would have to have plenty for the kids to do. 

5. Disney - Having visited Disneyland in Paris last year with Amelia we would love to take her back when she is a little bit older to be able to enjoy it more. I think we'd probably go to Disneyland in Paris again whilst they are still quite young and then wait to go to Florida when they are around 10 as my brothers and myself enjoyed it much more around that age.

If you're looking to treat yourselves to a luxury family holiday I'd highly recommend taking a look at sites such as TotsToo who specialise in handpicked holidays based on the needs of both parents and the little ones. I've been browsing the offers and am ever so tempted to book a holiday with the it summer bonus offer as it would be the perfect opportunity to go aways as a family with the grandparents who can babysit occasionally as you get 50% off the second room!

What holidays have you got planned for the near future? 

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4 comments

  1. I find travelling with my two quite stress-free also. I find that a little organisation goes a long way and it makes it such a fun experience. We are camping in Norfolk and all around the U.K this summer and next February we are going skiing in France as both of the children will be old enough for lessons. I can't wait x

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  2. Ah thanks for mentioning me lovely Kerry. I also find travelling with my girls relatively stress free. Of course it can be stressful but what I mean is no more so than being at home too- plus I would much rather see the UK and the world and have adventures- better to be stressed on holiday than at home. ;) x

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  3. I'm taking my girl to Aus at the end of the year. She'll be 16 months! Also hoping to sneak a trip in to the South of France in summer. My travelling feet are very itchy!

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  4. Disney is a holiday that we're planning but probably not for 3 or more years as we need to save up. Great choices! x

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