A camping holiday may not be the first thing you think of when planning a holiday to Spain. The country is home to the package holiday and there’s plenty of resorts and places to stay in this sun drenched country. So why pick a campsite over a hotel or apartment? The truth is campsites in Spain are…Details
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Whenever you go abroad it’s always worth learning a few words of the local lingo to get by. Locals appreciate you making an effort to speak their language and not just assuming that everyone will speak English. In the resorts in Spain, a fair amount of English will be spoken but it’s always fun to…Details
Flying to Verona Flying over the snow-capped Swiss Alps, before catching a glimpse of Lake Garda as we came into land at Verona airport was one of the most incredible sights I’ve ever seen. The massive lake stretched out beneath us and the view was so clear you could see the walls of Peschiera-del-Garda and…Details
I’m heading to Italy for the first time ever in October and I cannot wait. I’ve always wanted to visit Italy and for some reason or another, I’ve never quite got round to it.
After reading our Active Ambassador’s posts over the summer, I felt inspired to go and experience Lake Garda for myself. I love being outdoors and I do love a good view! I can’t promise that I’ll be quite as active as James but I definitely want to experience as much of the area as possible over the seven days.
Here’s my list of what I’d like to experience:
Experience the Lake
The focal point of the stunning region is the incredibly beautiful Lake Garda itself. A few people have suggested a swim but I don’t think I’m that brave – according to google the water temperature in October is between 10°-15°c. I think hiring a boat for a bit and zipping around, or maybe a more gentle kayak will be the perfect way to appreciate the area from the water.Details
Travelling in low season is a brilliant way to experience somewhere when it’s a bit quieter. It can be a completely different experience to that of a high season holiday but both are brilliant in their own way, it just depends what you’re looking for. Low season is generally classed as anything outside July and…Details
There was a time, not so long ago, when wi-fi was seen as an added luxury. It was rather exciting being able to get online when you didn’t necessarily expect it. Nowadays we’re so used to having it to hand everywhere you go that when it doesn’t work properly it can be rather annoying. Fair enough…Details
“Shall we go on a Canvas holiday this year?”
“Let’s go to Holland. The boys will love Camping Duinrell.”
It seemed like such a good idea at the time. But now we’re travelling next week, and I haven’t even thought about what we need to pack or what we’ll do when we’re there. And I’m dreading the journey (overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam with two nearly-2 year olds and no travel cots…)
So I took a deep breath, and before full on panic mode set in (which almost involved me cancelling the holiday and retreating to Nanna & Grandpa’s for the week instead), I re-read this blog post I wrote last year in anticipation of our first family Canvas holiday. And remembered how much fun we had. And that the ferry crossing was just fine.
And surely I can’t be the only one who’s travelling abroad with toddlers for the first time. So I thought I’d write myself a pre-holiday checklist in the form of this blog post!Details
Capturing a moment on a family holiday is priceless. It’s a time when you are (hopefully) feeling at your most relaxed and happy, and the memories are something that you can look back at for years to come. We asked blogger and lover of photography Amanda for her top tips on capturing perfect holiday pictures. Here’s what she told us.
I think the first thing I would recommend is, whatever you are taking your photographs on, get to know it better. Whether it’s a phone, a point and shoot, or a DSLR, take some time to handle the camera and read the instructions so that you can get the most out of it. On a side note also make sure you bring a charging cable, or batteries and a large memory card, the last thing you want is to not be able to take those photographs once you are away.Details
Great news if you’re heading to Europe this year! The Euro is currently sitting at its highest rate in 8 years, meaning for every £1, you’ll receive €1.43. Making your hard earned pennies stretch that little bit further! Customers have already found this year that things like eating out are a bit cheaper. A customer…Details