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Being born in a hot country I think gave me a taste for warm weather. My hubby always says I am happiest when the sun is on my back. From an early age I have had the travel bug and have been lucky enough to visit and holiday in some amazing places in my thirty six years. Having children hasn’t stopped me either, we took our youngest on his first holiday abroad when he was just eight weeks old. In fact travel with kids has opened up so many different options for us.
So I wanted to share with you my current top five holiday destinations, some I have visited with kids and some without.
1. Morocco Holiday
We went her on our pre-baby moon. In fact we shouldn’t have really travelled because my midwife had calculated my due date wrong and so I travelled in my third trimester. But it was perfect, time to spend enjoying being just the two of us for a long time. We stayed by the beach and pretty much didn’t leave the resort. I couldn’t travel up the Atlas mountains and my hubby didn’t want me to be barged in the souk. So we will have to return again. I loved the heat, the great food and the long beaches, where we would stroll (waddle) after enjoying another fantastic meal in the all inclusive resort. Many a happy hour was spent floating like a whale in the pool, while hubby did his best to try every cocktail on the menu and regale me with descriptions of their taste.
2. Kenya Safari.
I took hubby on a safari for his thirty birthday. We had been madly in love with big cats diary’s and wanted to see them for ourselves. We were not disappointed with Kenya, the safari was amazing, we had a great driver and shared our jeep with one other couple. Seeing giraffe, elephant, lions, cheetahs, rhino, crocodiles, water buffalo, zebra, hyenas, hippos, wild dogs the list goes on and on. The only thing we missed out on seeing was a jaguar. I would love to take another trip to Kenya with the boys and share with them the wonder of the natural world.
3. The Maldives Honeymoon.
We went here for our Honeymoon. My in-laws couldn’t believe how much money we were prepared to spend on what they deemed ‘just a holiday’. But it was so much more than just a holiday. After all the stress and build up to our wedding, three weeks basking on the golden sand, dipping our feet in the crystal waters and eating far, far too much delicious food. It was the perfect time for us to enjoy being married and savour each others company. I would love to go back some day.
4. Kefalonia holiday.
For my thirtieth we booked a big villa in Kefalonia and all my family stayed. It was our first real holiday with our first born. Our eldest was eighteen months old and loved playing on the beaches of this beautiful island. He was also made to feel so welcome in restaurants we found it really child friendly.
5. Portugal holiday.
Now we have two kids, we often take villa holidays because they are so convenient. You can play by your own pool all day, no towel rush in the morning. Plus when the kids go to bed you are fixed to your room, as you can sit in the lounge or outside safe in the knowledge they are tucked up in bed. We had done a few villa breaks in Spain before trying a Portugal holiday. We were not disappointed. The scenery was beautiful and the beaches were long and golden. Major plus for me as well was the amount of gluten free food I could buy, as we go self catering and tend to cook a lot at the villa. It’s definitely a place we will return to with the kids.
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