11 reasons Carnival Vista is a family-friendly cruise ship

The Eden Project: a family day out in Cornwall

7 happy memories: our first family trip to London

Travel Timehop with Kiddieholidays: family travel blogger Jo shares a great moment from a trip to the Peak District in the UK with her two boys. This is a Travel Timehop as featured on Tin Box Traveller
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#TravelTimehop series edition #20 – Kiddieholidays

Welcome to another Travel Timehop where I share moments from memorable trips. Throughout 2016 I’m inviting fellow bloggers to tell me about their favourite adventures. This week it’s the turn of Jo at Kiddieholidays. Jo is a mum of two whose blog will give you plenty of inspiration about travelling with babies and toddlers in the UK and abroad. Her Travel Timehop comes from a recent holiday in a beautiful part of England where they…

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Purple Parking Gatwick Meet & Greet review - five piece of luggage
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Purple Parking: Gatwick Meet & Greet review

As anyone who has flown with children will tell you; planning ahead is essential. You need to make sure you bring the right toys, changes of clothes (for them and you), healthy snacks, the odd treat for bribery purposes, and then maybe even a buggy, child carrier and car seat. It’s a wonder families even make it to the airport! We certainly felt a bit under pressure when we flew from Gatwick to Barcelona to…

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Carnival Vista: a family-friendly cruise ship - WaterWorks and Lido Deck
Adventures, Reviews

11 reasons Carnival Vista is a family-friendly cruise ship

After writing about all the things we got up to on our eight day family cruise on the new Carnival Vista I received quite a few questions about how family-friendly it was as a holiday. In a nutshell, I would say ‘very’. Here’s a bit more information about what guests with young and older children can expect on this family-friendly cruise ship. Carnival Vista: a family-friendly cruise ship A family-friendly team Everyone on the Carnival Vista has a smile for…

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Mr Tin Box and Tot at Eden Project during our break in Cornwall - Tin Box Tot running through the sensory garden - The Eden Project: a family day out in Cornwall
Adventures, Reviews

The Eden Project: a family day out in Cornwall

If you’re looking for a jaw-dropping family day out that doesn’t involve high adrenaline rides you can’t go far wrong with the Eden Project. We visited this world renowned attraction in the south west of England while holidaying in Looe, Cornwall. I’ve been on two other occasions but not with Mr Tin Box and our girls. So when we were looking for something to do over the long Easter weekend it immediately came to mind. About…

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Marta from Learning Escapes shares a special memory from her family trip to Toronto in Canada on Travel Timehop with Tin Box Traveller
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#TravelTimehop series edition #19 – Learning Escapes

Welcome to another Travel Timehop where I share moments from memorable trips. Throughout 2016 I’m inviting fellow bloggers to tell me about their favourite adventures. This week it’s the turn of Marta at Learning Escapes. I had the very great pleasure of meeting Marta at the Traverse travel bloggers conference in Cardiff in April after quite a few months of chatting online. She’s an Italian expat living in Ireland and what she doesn’t know about Rome isn’t worth…

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Fairy girl in meadow - 11 reasons to visit Devon's Midsummer Dreams Festival
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11 reasons to visit Devon’s Midsummer Dreams Festival

Having just returned from our big family holiday of the year we are going to be spending a lot of the summer hanging out near home in Devon. But when you live in one of England’s major tourist destinations that isn’t much of a hardship as there’s always something great going on. One such event is the Midsummer Dreams Festival in Dartington in the heart of South Devon (23 to 24 July 2016). It’s a…

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Tin Box Tot in WaterWorks - the splash pool onboard Carnival Vista
Adventures, Reviews

Carnival Vista: our 8 day family cruise

I can’t remember the last time I got teary at the end of a holiday. But as we disembarked Carnival Vista that’s what happened. It surprised me a little. But after 48 hours to reflect on our eight day Mediterranean cruise on Carnival’s new flag ship it has dawned on me that this was a totally natural reaction. In just over a week we had experienced so much as a family, visited some iconic European destinations…

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Louise from 1Bag 2Sugars shares a special memory from her honeymoon in New York on Tin Box Traveller's Travel Timehop series
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#TravelTimehop series edition #18 – One Bag Two Sugars

Welcome to another Travel Timehop where I share moments from memorable trips. Throughout 2016 I’m inviting fellow bloggers to tell me about their favourite adventures. This week it’s the turn of Louise at One Bag Two Sugars. Louise and I share something special in common – we both visited the same city during our honeymoons. Want to find out where? I’ll let Louise reveal this famous destination in her Travel Timehop moment. When are we time-hopping to?…

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Tin Box Tot on West Wittering Beach, West Sussex, UK - Tin Box Traveller Diaries May 2016
Adventures, Family life

Tin Box Traveller Diaries: May 2016

When I started the Tin Box Traveller Diaries back in January I didn’t quite realise how busy this year was going to be. Each month seems to have been packed full of things going on at home and away, and each month I wonder if the next 30-odd days will go any slower. Five months in I have come to accept that 2016 is a whirlwind year. There is no pause button, only fast-forward. This makes recording…

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Tin Box family at the end of the London Marathon - family trip to London
Adventures, Family life

7 happy memories: our first family trip to London

For me, visiting the capital has always seemed like a special thing to do. I think it comes from being a bit of a country bumpkin. Over the years I’ve been to training courses and meetings in London but it’s been more than a decade since I was a tourist there. Last month we had the chance to visit as a family. The excuse was Mr Tin Box running the London Marathon after drawing a place…

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