TOP 18 - CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND FIRST TIME TIPS

VENICE: FESTA DEL REDENTORE

TOP 18 - BUDGET TRAVEL TIPS

    Scandinavia

    FINNISH LAPLAND: ICE FISHING IN RUKA

    Ice Fishing excursion with Rukapalvelu Safarihouse in Ruka

    Located just 200 km to the South East of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle, Ruka is a thriving little village in Finnish Lapland.  Close to the Russian border, the landscape is stunning in winter with beautiful snow-capped forests and frozen lakes covered with deep powdery snow.  Ruka is famed for having snow for more than 200 days of the year, which is why the Ruka Village attracts so many winter tourists.   In March, snow clouds give way to clear blue…

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  • Northern Lights in Finland
    Scandinavia

    FINNISH LAPLAND: NORTHERN LIGHTS

    For as long as I can care to remember I have wanted to see the spectacular Northern Lights in Finland.  The colourful dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis, also known as…

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Italy Southern Europe

    LEANING TOWER OF PISA IN 2 HOURS

    Italy is arguably one of our favourite go-to countries when we holiday in Europe.  With friendly locals, excellent cuisine, stunning coastlines and fantastic weather; what’s not to love about this wonderful…

  • Italy Southern Europe

    SAN LORENZO: THE WINE OF PETRA

    BEAUTIFUL TUSCANY For as many years as I care too mention, I have always wanted to experience a wine tasting tour and to understand wine culture.  How wine is processed, the…

  • Travels

    PAST TRAVELS 2018

    As 2018 ends and a New Year begins, we thought we’d take a little look back at our first year of Family Travel Blogging.  We hope you’ve enjoyed this journey and…

  • Festa del Redentore
    Italy Southern Europe

    VENICE: FESTA DEL REDENTORE

    A FIREWORK SPECTACULAR Venice is famed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and who are we to disagree.  Built on an archipelago (a cluster) of small islands,…

  • TOP 10 TRAVEL GOALS 2019
    Guides

    TOP 10 TRAVEL GOALS 2019

    Well….we have only gone and won £100k on a scratchcard (not true)! That’s right…ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND smackaroonies! Mummy went out yesterday morning to drop Lily-Belle at school and popped into the…

  • 2017
    Travels

    PAST TRAVELS 2017

    Around The World In 18 Years went live in 2017 but our family travel blog didn’t officially launch until 2018.  Although we didn’t do much in the way of travel in 2017, we did…