When my lovely friend Karen from Mini Travellers asked the questions; what is your favourite family holiday? And where do you aspire to visit? I could wait to get involved. But I will be honest I am struggling a little because I can’t choose a favourite.
I love travelling, in fact it is a major motivation of mine to show the boys the world, or as much as we can manage before they grow up. I have compiled a list of places we have loved, places where we have created great family memories. But like I said, I can’t really choose, how can you choose a favourite memory?
So here goes, this is my short list, my top 5.
Disney, we have visited Orlando and Paris and there is no feeling like that Disney buzz. We have tried to visit at intervals so the boys get to experience Disney as toddlers, tweens and teens. And I am so glad we did, we have created many happy memories and cannot wait to go back in August. I find it so exciting and such a happy place to be.
Cruising, we had cruised with a couple of cruise lines before Royal Caribbean and loved them both, but then we sailed on Royal Caribbean and wow it was a real game changer. I fell in love with Royal Caribbean the moment I stepped onto the ship, and so did the Boys. They are so sporty and Royal Caribbean really gave every one of us a different holiday experience and met all of our holiday needs. It’s a holiday I will never ever bore of, there is a whole world out there to visit, so many exciting itineraries and places to see.
Las Vegas, Yes we took the boys, and do you know what? They loved it. If I am honest I wasn’t over bothered for Vegas, but it was on Chris’s holiday wish list, so I booked it for his 40th birthday. But wow, you really have to see it to believe it. We would love to visit without the boys to get the full Vegas experience.
New York, The soul of New York is incredible, it is one of the most exciting cities I have ever visited but one of those places I can’t get enough of. We visited in the height of summer and it was incredible, so beautiful, fun and vibrant. But I left feeling I need to experience NYC in every single season to really get to know it.
Lastly; for us it has to be the good old UK, there is so much to see in this beautiful country we call home. Yes, we have to accept the sun is not always shining but with a little planning and preparation bad weather can be fun too, and when the sun is out wow there is no better place to be. The history of our country is so rich and interesting that you can always find somewhere great to visit.
I have a wish list as long as my arm of places I would love to visit, I want to see and experience everything that travel has to offer, it has been a big ask to narrow it down but I think I have managed it, and got down to 3.
The first is Reykjavík; it is somewhere Chris has always wanted to visit. I would love to take him there; it must be incredible to see the beauty of the Northern Lights. I bet it is a sight that is like nothing else we will ever experience.
I would love to visit Beaches at Turks and Caicos; one of my closest friends has been and loves it. I would love to have dinner on the beach with the sun setting over the sea, the whole played back vibe of the Caribbean is so amazing, the music, the people and the atmosphere is so special.
And lastly before the boys are too old I would love to do a Disney Cruise, the ships looks stunning. I just know they would want to ride the flume that takes you over the sea. And not something I would usually wish for but the inside cabins have virtual porthole’s that are real-time, the beauty of this that you get to see all your favourite Disney characters swim by and give you a wave, how cute is that? And Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island looks just like paradise.