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
So selfies are THE way to show your friends and family what you’ve been up to on holiday. So just for fun, we’ve rounded up ten top selfie spots across Europe. How many will you tick off the list? #1 Leaning Tower of Pisa It has to be done. If you’re visiting Pisa this summer,…Details
If you’re in Amsterdam between the 19th and 23rd of August get yourself down to the waterfront! The 19th of August marks the start of the massive Sail Amsterdam nautical event. It’s the biggest event of its kind in the world and only happens once every five years. It’s quite a spectacle as around 600 ships of…Details
We love family holidays in the Vendée – you can’t beat the sunshine and safe sandy beaches. And when the children need a break from building sand castles, there are plenty of action-packed days out to be had across the region. Here are our top five favourites. #1 – Planete Sauvage About half an hour…Details
Enjoying a holiday in late summer or early autumn can be great if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of a summer escape. Choosing to holiday later in the year can sometimes make for a more relaxing experience as you can enjoy quieter campsites, quieter towns and quieter roads.
Of course, when its approaching autumn and you’re planning a break to Europe, the weather can be a key factor in deciding where to go. Although, in the UK, we’re of the opinion that you could pop a pin anywhere in the campsite map and can almost rest assured that the weather will be better there. Perfect excuse for a holiday!Details
I peered over the edge and gathered my composure. Six metres below a mini waterfall crashed into a bubbling, gurgling pool. “Are you ready to jump?”, said my canyoning instructor – the kind of ruggedly handsome, all-action adventurer that makes you feel less of a man. I could feel my legs wobble slightly. This was…Details
Travelling by plane can either be your idea of heaven or hell. I’ll let you into a secret. I don’t like flying. I get so ridiculously nervous before I fly that I usually feel nauseous until I’m sat down (preferably by the window), seat belt fastened and we’re airborne. I don’t like take off, never have and probably never will. But I do love travelling and seeing new places and that normally involves having to get on a plane.Details
We love discovering new places and as we ventured into Provence for the first time last season, we were intrigued to find out more. Provence is a wonderful region with fantastic food and drink, beautiful surroundings and a perfect spot if you fancy a truly French experience.
We got the lowdown from one of the team who knows the area well:
#1 – Avignon
Located to the North of Provence, and just over an hour away from our new campsite Domaine des Iscles, ancient Avignon is a must for first time visitors to Provence. The 800 year old walls encircling the city definitely deserve to be explored, and hark back to Avignon’s past as a papal capital. This is also evident in the magnificent medieval fortress and Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) in the interior of the city. When you’ve had your fill of history, take time to explore the pretty cobbled streets and squares, or visit the renowned food market to sample some local delights. If you are holidaying in July you should definitely make a point of visiting Avignon to experience the famous performing arts festival that takes place at this time every year.Details
Deep in central France, the Cévennes National Park is an unspoilt mountain area that attracts nature lovers, walkers and adventure seekers. The area is covered by thousands of miles of footpaths, some which leave directly from Camping Val de Cantobre, looping through tree covered slopes, dry stone terraces, isolated hamlets and with plenty of gorgeous flowers and wildlife to see en route. It’s a great area for keen bird watchers.Details