How to save a fortune when booking last minute rental cars

Rental Car

Holidays are a fabulous time of the year, particularly when you take the family away for some well-earned rest and fun together. The flip side of these fun holidays is all of the expenses you run into, which can blow out your holiday budget. This particularly applies to rental cars, because whilst having your own … Read more

Park, poolside and exploring Son Bou #ad

Son Bou Menorca

Disclaimer: We received free accomodation in exchange for our honest review. The sun rose much earlier than we did on the second day of our #instantfreedom break to Son Bou in Menorca. Thankfully, the early morning get up and the late-to-bed of the previous day meant the Beans had a little lie-in and a fairly … Read more

A LEGO iPad Mini case giveaway! Ends 01/08/15

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We have just got back from our first-ever family holiday abroad this summer, and we searched high and low for ways to keep the kids busy. If keeping them occupied in the car isn’t hard enough, we were extra nervous about how they would react to a long wait in the airport. Now there’s nothing … Read more

Our first family holiday abroad – why am I so anxious?

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The date for our first family holiday to Menorca is almost upon us and whilst the Beans are running around the house like they have consumed the contents of the sweetie jar (which they haven’t I might add), I’m stuck on the fence. On the one hand I am as excited as they are, it’s … Read more

Top Summer 2015 Family Destinations from BMI Regional


Disney Magic, Zip Lining, Fairytale Castles and more: From £69pp bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual scheduled airline, has plenty of options for affordable family getaways across the UK and Europe this summer, with one-way prices starting from just £69 per person. With regional departures to avoid the hassle of London flying, and all fares … Read more

‘We’re all going on a family Summer holiday (but we’re dreading the flight!)

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Mums and dads – grandparents, godparents or carers – needn’t let a nightmare flight spoil a dream family holiday before it’s even begun. Follow these five tips and get the family holiday off to a flying start! Be prepared Kids pick up on stress, anxiety and other negative vibes, be as organised and as stress-free … Read more

Booking our first ‘family trip’ abroad with #InstantFreedom


You may remember back at the start of 2015, I posted that our focus for this year was going to be Home and Away (not the Aussie TV show), and this is all going well so far. I’ll tell you more about the ‘home’ developments in a separate post over the next couple of weeks, … Read more