This winter seems to of lasted forever, the thought of feeling the sun on my face and the sand between my toes is keeping me going when really all that I’m getting at the moment is wind through my hair and mud on my boots. Even Dylan commented the other day “I can’t wait to get my shoes and socks off and run in the grass and run around with my friends under blue skies” we are lucky that we have the caravan and we do have some plans to get away this summer but I don’t think it hurts to consider all holidays even dream ones.
I’m sure we all have them, those places you dream of going. I have a few but top of the list for me would be St Lucia. Can you imagine? A beautiful Caribbean island, staying in one of these St Lucia homes. We do have a pretty big wedding anniversary coming up in a couple of years and staying in one of the villas would just be the most perfect way I could imagine spending it. Just waking up to those views every day and expoloring the island in the day.
Saint Lucia is one of the well-known islands in the Caribbean Sea and perfect for those seeking wellness holidays. Lush rainforest, beaches, and plenty of volcanic mud are just some of Saint Lucia’s attractions but its main focal point are the Pitons, two mountainous volcanic spires which dominate the island.
We have been lucky enough to go to Barbados several times, we adore the Caribbean and I absolutely have to have it on my dream holidays list. We used to love going out for street food in Barbados and the fish markets, they have a similar thing in St Lucia from what I have read it happens on a Friday night in a fishing village. I would love for the children to experience that. St Lucia you look so beautiful.
We have travelled around France in the caravan several times and we really do love it. I’ve included France on my list as although we have been before I would happily go again and again. We have even discussed moving to France we love it so much.
This summer we have said we will have a Summer off and spend time closer to home but I’m betting when the Summer holidays kick in we may find ourselves back on the Ferry. If you are considering a trip to France I covered some travel tips for getting to France on this post … Travelling tips
We love a festival and at this point in our lives they just work well. We didn’t really get to many last Summer and we missed it. Dylan is without a doubt at his happiest in a field and if you get the weather you can have the best of times. We do take the caravan now for comfort and to hide in if the rain does start! This Summer we will hopefully do a few more. I put together a list of my top recommended for this year.
I feel like the amount of travelling I have done with the children in Great Britain has been pretty limited. I really want to show them more not just England, but Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
The children have not been to London yet, we love Devon and Cornwall but haven’t been enough, we need to visit the Lake District, and Scotland.
In Scotland you could rent an apartment in Edinburgh, stay in a picturesque cottage, take a whisky tour, ride a steam train on the West Highland Line or take a tour of Mull to see minke whales, otters, seals and porpoises. I really want to take the children to Scotland.
Ancient culture, great beaches, fantastic food and charming people – Italy had to go on my dream holiday list.
The wonderful cities of Rome, Florence and Venice – I want to visit them all! The Italian Lakes with their beautiful settings. We could even take the caravan!
The island of Sicily combines historical sites with a gorgeous coastline, whilst Sardinia is supposed to have the country’s best beaches.
Italy is definitely on the list.
We went to Ibiza with Dylan when he was four years old. I wish he could remember it but apart from the entertainment at night and one of the pools he can’t remember it and it’s such a shame as it was the best of holidays. A short flight, amazing weather, beautiful hotel and we loved the island and the markets. We stayed in North Ibiza so away from all the clubs and parties at a beautiful hotel called Invisa Cala Verde which is located at the beach of Es Figueral. I’m not one for revisiting holidays, I think it’s good to try different hotels and destinations but I would love to go back to that hotel. It’s always worth checking for voucher codes before booking hotels discount code sites like dealsdaddy and dealsqueen have lots to help you.
For those who want to experience a place where your inner child can truly thrive, then Orlando Florida is the best place to be. It’s home to the dream destination that is Walt Disney World as well as home to Universal Studios which are great places to visit with children.
As well as that, the weather in Florida is beautiful and there are plenty of activities and adventures to get up to while in the state. Whether that’s the best mini golf in Orlando, to exploring the wildlife at Busch Gardens, there’s something for everyone.
Picking a holiday
We have always told the children we want them to travel. I missed out on travelling due to focussing on my studies and I truely regret it. Maybe when they decide to throw a bag on there backs and travel we can see more of the world too but for the time being all we can do is get out and see as much of the world we can with them. This year it will be holidays close to home but looking at other options next year, I think it’s time to start putting the pennies away for heading off to the Caribbean again in the next few years, I need some of that St Lucian sand inbetween my toes.
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