Today it’s my turn to host the BritMums carnival, a chance to bring together some great posts from other bloggers. I signed up for this a few months ago and chose the theme of Holidays because I love reading about other people’s travel plans and experiences as well as writing about my own. We had a busy summer with our first ever cruise and then trips to Sicily, Austria and a few days camping in the UK – I’m still catching up with writing about it all.
A Happy Healthy Mummy describes how she and her family learnt how to bodyboard on the FlowRider at Retallack Resort in Cornwall. This looks like brilliant fun and definitely something I’d like to try if I ever have the chance.
Mum’s Gone To enjoyed a sophisticated weekend break with her husband at London’s very swish and luxurious Taj 51 Buckingham Gate.
The Landmark Trust offers guests the chance to sleep in some astonishing historic buildings and Family Travel Times all enjoyed their stay at the House of Correction, a Trust property in Lincolnshire.
The Beesley Buzz went on an wonderful road trip around the UK with three children in tow thanks to winning a competition with Laterooms.
Boo Roo and Tigger Too describes a free family day out at Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Norfolk.
Steph’s Two Girls has written about her plans for a family holiday to Florida’s Walt Disney World next year. Steph’s younger daughter has autism and so the trip requires very careful planning to make sure that it works for the whole family.
I envy the girls’ weekend jenography spent at Canyon Ranch, a spa resort in Massachusetts which offers a lot more than spa treatments and exercise classes and sounds like an amazing place.
This summer A Modern Mother enjoyed showing her three young daughters the highlights of fab Newport Beach, California, where she spent her University days.
The Diary of a Jewellery Lover loved her family holiday in Florida’s Key West so much that she wants to go back there. I’ve never been to that part of Florida but it does look lovely.
I always look forward to reading about the adventures of The Family Adventure Project and this summer was as interesting as ever. The family spent a month exploring Japan and then moved on to the Philippines and have written about their trip in a series of fabulous posts.
Globalmouse Travels is one of my favourite travel blogs and this summer she had a brilliant time exploring Russia with her three young children. I’ve never been to Russia and I really enjoyed reading about their adventures.
Jetlag & Mayhem writes about a trip with her children to the fishing village of Tao O. The village is on the island of Lantau and the houses are on stilts.
If you’d like to take your kids to Paris and the Disneyland park nearby take a look at the post from Mari’s World about a great campsite there where you can take your own tent or caravan or rent one on site.
Family Affairs and Other Matters is trying to learn French after spending a few lovely days in Paris without her children – she says that she’d like to go there every month.
Opposable Thumbs enjoyed a trip to Tignes in the French Alps with her kids. It’s a popular ski area but she says that you can have a great time there during the summer too (my youngest and I found the same when we nipped over to Austria’s Tirol for a few days in August).
Elsewhere in Europe
Five year-old Lucas at kid GL Loves has written (with help from his parents) about his holiday highlights from a family trip to Portugal’s Algarve.
Verily Victoria Vocalises spent a few days in a lovely five-star resort in Rhodes in Greece on a Mark Warner holiday with a group of other bloggers.
Wave to Mummy shares a photo post of the wooden town of Old Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Finland.
Share your holiday posts
I’ve really enjoyed reading about where everyone went and what they did this summer as well as people’s holiday plans for the future. Do you have any holiday posts to add?
If you’ve been or are going somewhere which you’d recommend and would like me to share now or in future, do let me know. You can comment below or contact me via email, twitter or Facebook.
vanessa holburn says
Wow! What a great roundup – so many ideas for our next holiday/s. Thanks for including me. I’m very tempted to take my kids further afield, now they are old enough to really notice and remember cultural differences. Japan and Russia – what a great idea! I’m very jealous of the mummies that got to go away by themselves, I’m working on that idea…
Jennifer Howze says
What a fantastically wide range of travel and blogging. I can’t wait to read it all. Thanks so much for including my post.
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The Beesley Buzz says
thanks so much for the mention. We’re still trying to catch up with writing up all the posts from our trip too. Lots of holiday ideas and inspiration here – I’m dreaming of next summer already! x
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Verily Victoria Vocalises says
Thank you so much for including my post Gretta 🙂 What a fabulous round-up. Holidays are the best! x
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Wow what a list of summer holiday destinations. Thanks of including me. xx
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Thank you very much for including me and your lovely words x
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Boo Roo and Tigger Too says
Thank you for including my free family day out in Norfolk. I’m quite envious of all the travelling everyone has done in the past month or so.
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The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover says
Thanks for including my post. Off to read the others!
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Sarah Ebner says
What a lot of lovely content for me to peruse! Thanks for including us and off to read more now…
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Gretta Schifano says
You’re very welcome!
Stephs Two Girls says
Thanks for including me too – I’m going to spend this evening reading all the other posts and dreaming of what I wash was possible!! 🙂
Gretta Schifano says
You’re welcome Steph, and I hope your trip goes well.
Wow what a fabulous collection! So many ideas, so many places I’d like to go to. Thanks for including our holiday post too, we had such fun.
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Gretta Schifano says
It sounds like a great trip.
Trish - Mum's Gone to says
Thanks so much for including my post. The BritMums bloggers have certainly been travelling the globe this summer. Lots for me to read. Need to check the post about Finland as were thinking about going there sometime.
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Gretta Schifano says
You’re welcome, I really enjoyed reading about your stay in London. I’ve not been to Finland either, another place to add to my wish list!
Wave to Mummy says
To Trish, Finland is a great destination! Definitely worth visiting – summer is lovely, but winter can be pretty spectacular too if you go to the right places.
Have found loads of good links to interesting travel destinations – really interesting carnival 🙂
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