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Travel inspiration: blogs I’m reading

I read loads of blogs in search of travel inspiration and advice on destinations, family-friendly accommodation and activities. Each week I come across some real corkers and quite often share them on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Today I’ve decided to share a few that have stood out for me in the past week. I hope you find some inspiration here too.

Travel inspiration: destinations

Stumbling across unexpected gems when you’re travelling is a real joy. Elizabeth at Wander Mum has been on a European road trip and came across the Avignon Festival in France by chance. Her pictures showing how the festival takes over every part of the city are beautiful.

Since moving to Devon in the UK at the beginning of the year we’ve visited our neighbouring county of Cornwall once. This post of  Cornish road trip highlights by Stacy at Strollering the Globe puts our efforts to explore the area to shame. Stacy and her family managed to squeeze in some wonderful sights during their single day in Cornwall and have given me a taste to explore more of the West Country we live in.

Travel inspiration: days out

I love a bit of history and if it’s set within a family-friendly museum then all the better. Expat Christine who writes Tapped Out Travellers discovered the Neanderthal Museum on her doorstep in Mettman, Germany. It’s the site where the first Neanderthal remains were discovered and tells the story of early man.

I came across this post about Tecknik Museum in Speyer, Germany, by Jennifer at Kid Friendly Europe 101. It looks like there’s a lot to do for science, space and transport mad kids. It reminded me of a cross between the Science Museum in London and the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil, UK.

Jamie from The Daily Adventures of Me has written about her visit to Fort Adam in Newport, Rhode Island, on the US east coast. It’s a post that struck me because this fort looks so similar to the Palmerston Fortifications on the south coast of England. I used to live very close to several in Hampshire. They are steeped in history dating back to the mid-1800s, just like this one in the States.

Travel inspiration: accommodation

Self-confessed tent dodger Cathy from Mummytravels tested out the new lodges at Warwick Castle recently. They sound very well designed and give you superb access to the castle and grounds. You can also go glamping at Warwick; although I am with Cathy on not being totally sold on the idea of portacabin showers.

I had serious destination envy reading this review of Paradu Tuscany Resort by Marta at Learning Escapes. It’s a family-friendly beach resort on the Etruscan coast in Italy. Tuscany was one of our stop offs during our Mediterranean cruise and it’s somewhere I’m itching to return.

Travel inspiration: great advice

The summer holiday season is well underway in the UK, so many families’ thoughts have turned to packing. But what’s essential when you’re travelling with kids? Lisa from Travel Loving Family has got a great list of family travel essentials on her blog. It’s particularly handy if you’re planning on visiting a hot country, with some items I’ve not considered before.

We’ve found out recently that Tin Box Tot has mild allergies. So this article about travelling with allergic kids by Sarah at Solo Mom Takes Flight caught my eye. There’s some sound advice here for keeping your kids safe and still being able to enjoy visiting different places either on day trips or longer excursions.

Enjoy travelling first class but don’t appreciate the expense? Clare at Suitcases and Sandcastles as come up with the solution – fake it! I love her practical and amusing suggestions for making your flights more glamorous.

Have any of these whet your appetite for travel this summer?

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