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First trip to Lake Garda – what to experience?

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.

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Travelling with twins – the toddler years!

“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!

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Everything you need to know about Disneyland® Paris

Guest blogger Sara has put together this fab guide to Disneyland Paris for us. 

Disneyland, located in Marne-la-Valleé, just 20 miles east of Paris, is not just for children – at 26, I absolutely love it. Many people have the misconception that you must have a child with you to enjoy the park. Well I say no you don’t!

Another misconception many people have with regards to Disneyland is that it is only one park, boy are they wrong. In fact Disneyland Paris consists of two separate parks right next door to each other – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Park has roughly 14 million guests a year and has over 15,000 staff known as ‘cast members’.

The Park consists of 5 different lands each with their own theme, rides, attractions and character meet and greets. There’s so much to see!

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SAIL Amsterdam

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…

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