Posts in Tourism
5 things to do in Bangkok with Kids…

I would never have thought about taking the kids toBangkok, in my head it was just a place backpackers went. I don’t know why I have overlooked this amazing historical city but since going I have to admit I think some parts would be perfect for children. Pick and choose your timing of the holiday though as the heat can be a deal breaker for their moods and boy is Thailand hot. 

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Jamaica - Life is a beach

Jamaica is currently high up on our 'Places to go as a family' list, not just because it's hot, you know how much I love heat, but because of the beautiful beaches and history behind the island. I believe that travel is an important part of educating our children about life in other countries, culture and music. I didn't travel until I was 21 and I want to make up for all those years lost and teach my children early about travelling and the beauty of other countries. 

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The Trooper Potts - The new Reading restaurant with a meaningful name

The Trooper Potts, a new Hungry Horse pub on Basingstoke Road in Reading, will open its doors to all for the first time on March 21; which just so happens to be World Down Syndrome day, a day in which we reflect on how awesome Kyd's extra Chromosome is. Perfect timing for our annual celebration meal out.

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Dreaming of Namibia

After meeting with the Namibian Tourist Board recently in Soho, London, I have had my head in the clouds dreaming of a place I had never heard much about before. I have done nothing but talk about random facts I learnt about this amazing country and about the fact that is naturally growing in popularity with tourists from around the world because of it's rural beauty and wildlife.

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London - Discovering New Places, Pall Mall

Whilst walking from Leicester Square to Buckingham Palace I took the 'just walk in that direction and see where it takes you' approach. By doing so I came to some awesome places between Pall Mall, a regularly discussed area when playing Monopoly but one in which may be missed if you follow the typical tourist route and Queens Walk in Green Park. It is however in the Marco Polo Guide and so I could look up some of the places I was coming across and work out where I was. Turning down a few side streets and admiring the beauty of the architecture, I'm a bit of a building geek, I came across some beautiful little restaurants and shops in which I never knew existed but will be visiting and revisiting soon enough.

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London - Buckingham Palace, Parks and Gardens...

Obviously a trip to London can't be done without a trip to see the Queen. Buckingham Palace is a whirlwind of tourists and monuments to be seen but it's also surrounded by some of the most beautiful parks, which you can walk around or just sit in and take in those beautiful views of the palace whilst daydreaming about what it would be like to be Kate... just me? OK then.

The palace is one of those places where the fun never stops. You may think you have seen it all when you have seen the changing g of the guards (every day at 11am) but you in fact have seen nothing yet.

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London - Finding Your Way with Marco Polo

One of the best things about London is that if you don't have a specific ETA or destination it doesn't really matter which way you turn as you'll always find something to look at, photograph and fall in love with. You will always find a way of getting back to where you started as there is always a tube, bus or taxi somewhere close by. It really is the best place to get lost.

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