Camel Trail v South West Coast Path
Aug13

Camel Trail v South West Coast Path

Ever since my husband and I first went to Padstow in the 90s, the one thing we’ve always done is cycle the Camel Trail. In those pre-kids days, we cycled to Bodmin and once even made it to the end of the trail and back. Then got back to our holiday house and promptly fell asleep for two hours. That has NEVER happened to me before or since. Sleep is not one of my strong points. Once we had kids, we only ever managed to ride to...

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Cycling in Copenhagen
Apr16

Cycling in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a really big cycling city, second only to Amsterdam, where we cycled a few years ago. So when in Rome (Copenhagen), we did as the Romans do and did some cycling. Cycling on holiday is a positive double whammy – it’s a good way to see more than you would see on foot and it’s a fun activity of its own accord. Win-win. Bike hire was very easy for us because we could hire them from our hotel, which is not...

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Cycling in Amsterdam with my daughter
Aug07

Cycling in Amsterdam with my daughter

Cycling is absolutely the best way to get around Amsterdam. It’s what the locals do and it’s great for tourists too. It’s a great activity in itself, but is also a good way to get around and see the sights. When I visited Amsterdam with my husband a couple of years ago, we absolutely loved cycling, but it was pretty treacherous. I wasn’t sure how it would pan out with my daughter in tow, but I really wanted to...

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Things to do in Padstow with big kids
Aug20

Things to do in Padstow with big kids

I love our annual trip to Padstow, but things change. When you’ve got teens and tweens, they don’t want to spend all their time making sandcastles on the beach. They want entertainment! They want danger! They want excitement! Throw in some dreadful weather (after a lovely long, hot, sunny summer – what are the chances?) and you need to find something else to keep them entertained. So here’s my suggestions of some of the best...

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