#1 The whistling kettle It is the sound that signals fresh coffee is on its way. The high-pitched squeal comes dangerously close to being unbearably annoying, but somehow manages to pull off being endearing. #2 Fresh baguettes and croissants Is there any better way to start the day than sitting outside and tucking into warm,…Details
Oliver & Ella, our Kids Ambassadors, went on holiday to Camping Marina di Venezia this summer. We just love this review of their holiday. Sounds like they had great fun! We have just arrived back from our BEST HOLIDAY EVER! And we really, really did not want to come home! We stayed at Camping Marina di…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
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
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
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
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!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