55 great Devon family days out

A family-friendly European road trip

11 reasons Carnival Vista is a family-friendly cruise ship

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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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Eyefi MobiPro review: sharing photos while travelling

When it comes to gadgets and tech I usually take a back seat in the Tin Box household. But when I was contacted by Eyefi about the Eyefi MobiPro – a wifi camera memory card – my interest was piqued. About the Eyefi MobiPro It’s an SD card that uses wifi to connect to your mobile device, tablet or desktop, and transfer your DSLR quality images. For a travel blogger with an rather old camera…

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Ann from Rainbows are too beautiful blog shares a special moment from a trip to Disney World Florida with her autistic and neurotypical kids
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#TravelTimehop series edition #24 – Rainbows are too beautiful

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 Ann at Rainbows are too beautiful. Ann’s blog shares her positive thoughts, ideas and experiences of life with her autistic and neurotypical kids. Her Travel Timehop talks about the preparations her family went though ahead of a huge holiday experience and how it ended in a triumph….

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Bedside in our room at Leonardo Hotel Barcelona
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Leonardo Hotel Barcelona review – great for sightseeing with kids

It was 1am. Our flight to Barcelona from the UK had been delayed and I’d just spent 35 minutes clinging on to my girls in the back of a taxi as we weaved through the city. It would be fair to say I was coming to the end of my energy reserves when we arrived at Leonardo Hotel Barcelona. We had chosen this city centre hotel as our base before joining a Mediterranean cruise on Carnival…

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A view across Hartland Quay's rocky beach - great Devon family days out
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55 great Devon family days out

Picking Devon as a destination for a family holiday or day trip is a no brainer. It offers some of the best beaches, national parks, coastal towns and family attractions that the UK has to offer. The only draw back is there’s never enough time to do it all! In an attempt to make your life easier (or maybe inadvertently harder), I’ve compiled 55 great Devon family days out with a little help from some…

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Unique Planner by Pirongs
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Travel planning with Unique Planners by Pirongs

I have a confession: my name is Claire, and I love lists. Bucket lists, packing lists, blog post lists. You name it and I love nothing better than jotting it down. Having revealed this maybe not so shameful secret it will come as no surprise to you that I also love stationery: jazzy note books, those magnetised fridge pads, and planners. So when the team behind Unique Planners by Pirongs got in touch to say…

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Georgina from A Little Lipstick with a view of Florence in Italy
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#TravelTimehop series edition #23 – A Little Lipstick

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 Georgina from A Little Lipstick – one of my PR buddies who also moonlights in the world of blogging.  She’s sharing a memory from a recent trip. It was only after she returned that we both realised we had been in the same place at the…

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Oceanografic Aquarium Valencia
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A family-friendly European road trip

I can’t quite believe ten whole years has passed since Mr Tin Box and I took a four-week European road trip as a couple. I had just made a career leap from journalism to public relations and Mr TB was about to embark on a life in the Royal Navy. It was a now or never moment. Plus we were in our mid-20s and not afraid of spending most of our adventure under canvas. Oh,…

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New in our travel bag - suitcases
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New in our travel bag

With the summer holidays just around the corner we are accumulating quite a pile of new travel gadgets, accessories and products. We’ve found some real gems that have already come in handy during our recent family cruise and adventures in Europe. Here are a few of our favourites: Peppa Pig Children’s Headphones “Muddy Puddles” I have a confession: my name is Claire and I rely on screen entertainment for my children…some of the time. During…

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#TravelTimehop series edition #22 – After the Playground

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 Sharon from After the Playground  – a blog all about being a mum to children who are at high school and beyond, and how this redefines your role as a woman.  Sharon is sharing a holiday memory from a beautiful destination I’m yet to visit. Her…

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LodeStar Festival - a family friendly festival. Photo credit: Philip Durrant
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Looking forward to LodeStar: a family friendly festival

In just over 50 days we’ll be attending our first festival with the Tin Box girls: LodeStar in Cambridge. It’s an independent, family friendly festival that may not boast the best known acts, but it prides itself on a great atmosphere for all ages. It’s exactly the type of music event we have been looking to attend with Tin Box Tot and Baby. Before kids Mr TB and I went to a couple of festivals and had an amazing…

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