Travelling with toddlers is a daunting task – I’m not going to lie! And 2, nearly-2 year olds make quite demanding travel companions. Back in September, we went on a camping holiday to Holland – the first leg of our journey was an overnight ferry crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam. The journey from Dunfermline to…Details
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Did you watch the campmates on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ munch their way through some rather undesirable delicacies last night? Once the waves of nausea had passed and our stomachs had returned to their rightful place, it got us thinking about food that you encounter on holiday that you’d prefer didn’t touch your tastebuds. Here’s our…Details
We received a great review from a family that visited the Black Forest by train and it got us thinking about the best places to visit using public transport. It’s great being able to load up the car with everything you need, but it’s also really nice to just take the essentials and leave the…Details
You may have heard that our local bridge, the Forth Road Bridge, is a bit poorly. There’s lots of chatter as people try to get from a to b with the closure of a major route so it got us thinking about the other beautiful bridges across Europe. As well as providing you with a…Details
When Christmas markets start popping up in city centres and the aromas of mulled wine, hot apple cider and steaming hot chocolate start to fill the air, you know that Christmas must be on the way. Being able to spend time with friends and family, creating new traditions and making memories, are what makes the festive period so special. While it’s easy to get bogged down with the stresses of this time of year with busy shops, heaving supermarkets and some very merry people, it’s also a time to look back, be thankful and have some fun.Details
I can’t imagine that anyone could ever tire of Verona or stop staring in awe at the beautiful architecture that covers every inch of the city. While it’s famous for being the setting for Romeo and Juliet, there’s a whole lot else to fall in love with here. For a start, the buildings are gorgeous.…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
Not exactly the experience that’s displayed in all of the guide books. Gone are the bright blue, glossy skies, replaced with dark grey clouds and driving rain. Nevertheless, even in the pouring rain, the city is just as enchanting as you expect it to be. Stepping out of St Lucia station, you’re greeted with the…Details
I ran my hands through my wet hair and leaned back on the rocky ledge to let the sun dry the droplets on my skin. Gentle waves lapped the tiny, cliff-lined cove on the eastern shores of Lake Annecy where we’d stashed our kayak before jumping into the enticing water. This was the moment. I…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