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My first trip to Berny

After circling Paris Charles de Gaulle airport approximately six times while trying to locate the exit from the car rental place, we cheered as we finally got onto the motorway and en route to Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont.

As the sun started to set, we drove through miles of French countryside and excitedly chatted about what we were expecting when we arrived at the campsite. To be honest I was maybe a teeny bit apprehensive due to not having taken a holiday like this before. I needn’t have worried though. We were met by a friendly courier and as we unloaded our bags into the cosy lodge, I felt real excitement creep over me about the next couple of days.

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10 tips for making the most of bad weather on holiday

We’re a nation of weather obsessives, and no more so than just before we go on holiday, particularly if you’re going away at a time of year when sun is a little less guaranteed.

However the sunshine needn’t make or break your camping holiday. A spot of rain shouldn’t stop you from getting out and about and exploring or enjoying quality time with your loved ones, and as for the sun tan, you can always fake that!

Here are some of our suggestions for making the most of your holiday if the weather isn’t quite on your side.

  • Have a picnic indoors

Baguettes

If you had your heart set on lots of al fresco eating during your holiday but grey skies have made the prospect risky, create a picnic indoors. The kids will love it. Stock up on lots of goodies from the local supermarket, chuck a blanket over the table, and voila, you’re all set. Copious amounts of bread and cheese tastes just as good indoors, and you won’t have any nasty flies to contend with.

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Top tips for chilled-out air travel

You deserve a holiday, and you especially deserve a relaxing holiday but airports aren’t always the best environments for unwinding, particularly during the summer months when peak numbers of travellers pass through clogging up the check-in and security lines.

If you’re flying to your destination this year, enjoy our tips for chilled-out air travel to make sure you leave your stress head firmly behind your front door, and effortlessly glide through to your departure lounge with enough time to have a refreshing gin and tonic, but not so much time you end up spending all your holiday cash in the duty free.

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Mastering photography: the parents’ guide

Although many of us tend to grumble when the camera gets pulled out, there can be nothing better than looking back at some of your fondest and funniest memories. Not only do they help transport us back to a particular place, but they can really take us back to a certain time in our lives – a great asset for those with kids who seem to grow every time you turn around!

But what are the most precious of photographs? That’d be your family holiday snaps, right? They capture your family during those special moments that can’t easily be recreated. So, to ensure you get the most out of your holiday, we’ve created this guide, allowing you to capture your fondest holiday moments with your children like you’ve never captured them before. These days, with the amount of photo-enhancing technology available, the way your document your holidays can be better than ever before.

Here are five ways you can revolutionise the way you capture your precious memories…

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