Hardknott Pass Lake District

Hardknott Pass and Wrynose Pass, are some of Britain’s most challenging roads. A very steep, twisting single track road that passes through the middle of the Lake District. If you love driving and seeing some of the most stunning views, then this is for you. A visit to the Lake District wouldn’t be complete without attempting to drive the Hardknott Pass and Wrynose Pass.

The title of steepest road in …

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Family Travel Tips with MummyTravels

We all love to travel and for some reason when you have a family everyone assumes it’s not possible. Our aim is to show you those travelling dreams of yours can soon become your reality. Ensuring you travel better, cheaper and for longer.

Introducing Cathy from mummytravels.com, winner of the Brilliance in Blogging award 2016 for best family travel blogger.

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Zip World Caverns

Zip World Caverns – A truly exhilarating experience, that’ll leave anyone who takes on the greatest underground adventure utterly terrified.

Earlier in the year we had previously taken on ‘Bounce Below‘ which is just one of the unique adventures Zip World offers, but that is a walk in the park compared to this monster challenge we were back for. Two years in the making, Zip …

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Caribbean Cruise

Presenting the top 5 Caribbean Cruise Destinations for 2017. Whether you are looking to swim with turtles in Barbados or learn how to Salsa dance at a late night bar in Cuba’s Havana, The Caribbean has something for everyone. Longing for a relaxing holiday or busy planning your next adventure, you’ll discover each place has its own unique flavour that together make this place what we …

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Northern Lights Iceland

Iceland is a country that many people have on their travel bucket lists, and it’s easy to see why. With stunning mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields, Iceland is certainly a stunning sight to behold, whilst the inspiring culture, arts, and wonderful food simply adds to the stunning nature experience. Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world, with extremely …

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Family Travel Tips with Coins'n'Maps

We all love to travel and for some reason when you have a family everyone assumes it’s not possible. Our aim is to show you those travelling dreams of yours can soon become your reality. Ensuring you travel better, cheaper and for longer.

Second in of our Family Travel Series we have Hridya from coinsnmaps.com to give her top family …

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Claife Viewing Station is an old Victorian viewing point, overlooking Lake Windermere. It was originally built in the 1790’s and designed by John Carr. Following the earliest guide books, it was fashionable with the lakes very first tourists, who would come to the Claife Viewing Station in search of the picturesque thrill. The original building featured windows tinted with coloured glass to recreate the landscape …

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baby pumpkin picking

Thought it was just an American tradition? Yet to experience it yourself? This was exactly our story until last weekend, where we took our baby pumpkin picking for the first time. Neither of us had ever picked a pumpkin before apart from at the shops, let alone visit a pumpkin patch. To be honest I wasn’t expecting much at all. I assumed we would literally pick a pumpkin we liked …

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26 Oct 2016

Lake Windermere Cruise

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One of the most popular attractions of the Lake District is the Lake Windermere Cruise, which takes you on a journey around England’s largest lake. Whether you hop onto a steam boat or modern cruiser, you will be surrounded by the most scenic views that the Lake District is famous for.

Every year around 15 million people visit the region’s fells and countryside and it’s hard not …

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bounce below llechwedd slate caverns

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime if you’ve not come across Bounce Below at Zip World before! Located in the heart of Snowdonia, Zip World offers a unique range of adventures for thrill seekers, young and old. Most famous for ‘Velocity’ the longest zip line in Europe, and officially the fastest zip line in the world, which has been dubbed as the closest thing …

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Puffin Island is a small island found just off the coast of Anglesey in North Wales. Home to an abundance of wildlife from seabirds to Atlantic grey seals and if you’re lucky enough you may even spot some bottlenose dolphins. Puffin Island is listed as a site of Special Scientific Interest particularly due to the large breeding colonies of birdlife, including over 750 pairs of …

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Aber Falls in Snowdonia, Wales

Snowdonia National Park has a multitude of natural sights that are truly worth seeing with your own eyes and not through a guide book. Aber Falls, located in the village of Abergwyngregyn is just one gem in this treasure trove. Famous for it’s stunning location, Aber Falls (Rhaeadr Fawr) is a powerful waterfall fed by the Afon Goch as it plunges 120ft over the sill edge in the foothills of the Carneddau range. The …

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First Experiences: First Family Holiday

Preparing for your first family holiday can be daunting to the most bravest of parents no matter how many times you’ve been away yourself. If you’re about to take the kids abroad for the first time it’s definitely pays to be organised and remember it’s all about family life on holiday now. Enjoy it!

Some may say we’re brave or just plain crazy but with …

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The first few weeks and months are a steep learning curve and no baby class can prepare you for what seems like a military procedure just being able to take everything you may possibly need when leaving the house. As first time parents, we are going documenting a series of first experiences with an aim to inspire similar parents to still get out and explore the …

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Iceland Thorsmork Valley

Looking for one of the most diverse countries on Earth? Known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland is definitely a land of contrasts. We have cram packed our list to just 10 incredible things to do in Iceland, that you cannot afford to miss. You will find yourself viewing some of the most enchanting waterfalls in the world, to remote areas with beautiful beaches, cute little …

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barts go adventuring family travel tips

We all love to travel and for some reason when you have a family everyone assumes it all has to stop. That’s not true! Our aim is to help those who desire to travel with children, make those steps to explore the World out there. Ensuring you travel better, cheaper and for longer.

In the first of our Family Travel Series we have Kirsty from …

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Bridge Between Two Continents

Whether you are aware that Iceland is located directly on top of the Mid-Atlantic ridge or not, the Reykjanes Peninsula is one place you won’t want to skip out on. This area is the only place in the world where you can see the ridge rise above sea level, meaning you can significantly view the boundaries between Europe and North America. The gap between these …

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16 Aug 2016

Oxford River Cruise

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Oxford River Cruise

If you find yourself in Oxfordshire on a sunny day, what better way to find your bearings for the local area by hopping onto an Oxford river cruise. As the weather was kind, we decided to take our little one out for his first boat ride and trip to Oxford. What better way to forget the stresses of the world than to peacefully float along the …

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