Where should we go in the summer? That's our burning question for now. It may only be January, but you can never think about your next trip too early!
|We went to Paris in October. Where's next?|
I gave advice on summer family holidays in this post on Top Cashback and realised there there were so many things to take into account...It's not easy.
Firstly, of course, there's a budget. Like most people we know, we don't have a great cache of money hanging around waiting to be used, so although we would love a fly drive trip to the USA, that's not going to happen.
Which leaves the UK and Europe.
I love travelling in the UK, taking the train, or car. There are so many places we haven't gone to, and I think the children would love York. Cornwall and Devon are always fantastic and I have had long had a yearning to visit Lincoln (why? I'm not sure).
Wales is so pretty (though often too wet!) and Scotland too. There are lots of choices.
But Jessica craves Italy, partly due to the idea of delicious ice cream, pasta and pizza, but also just because it's a place she's always wanted to go. And both children like the idea of Spain (though would it be too hot in the summer?) and Scandinavia. I love lakes and mountains, so the Italian lakes are tempting, and so is Switzerland.
Of course what we do on holiday matters too. We like to walk around and be busy (although Robert loves the beach). That means we like places with castles and kid friendly museums, plus walking or bike trails and maybe a local swimming pool. The children like trying things out - climbing trails for example - and I like beautiful scenery. What do you think will suit us? And do you already know where you are going this year?
Read our posts on:
Parks in Paris with kids (by Robert)
The Roman Baths
Labels: summer holidays; Paris