What A Difference A Year Makes – Audley Blogger Challenge

My regular readers of the blog will know we’ve been in Portugal just over a year already. It’s been a busy, hectic year with its ups and downs. And what a difference a year makes! From dreary wet and grey Wales to mostly sunny and dry Portugal, we’ve gone through big changes in the 14 months since we left the UK for our new life in the sun.

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A Dragon Hunting Adventure at Raglan Castle

Another South Wales castle that BattleKid had been to before we started our dragon hunting adventures, this castle was located less than 30 minutes from our house. And yet, for some reason had eluded us until just before we left the UK for our new life in Portugal. Well, we had to rectify that. And so, a dragon hunting adventure at Raglan Castle was planned, and BattleKid and I finally did it one February afternoon. Continue reading “A Dragon Hunting Adventure at Raglan Castle”

Discovering the Balkans with Kids – Guest Post ft. Slavko Deshikj

In this post, my guest blogger Slavko will help you plan a memorable trip so you can start discovering the Balkans with kids.

Planning your family vacation can be a real challenge. Usually, people follow their first impulse and book in one of the all-inclusive resorts available. Easy, and definitely tempting, it is what many of us would consider a decent opportunity to take a break from the urban jungle. But a true family vacation should provide a meaningful, educational and bonding experience that your kids will remember for years to come. 

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A Dragon Hunting Adventure at Caerphilly Castle

We have been frequent visitors to Caerphilly Castle during our years of living in Wales. BattleKid had been a few times before we decided to take him on a dragon hunting adventure at Caerphilly Castle. He even met the original dragon, Dewi, one bank holiday weekend during which we visited the castle with my Dad and sister who were visiting. But somehow our dragon hunting adventures didn’t start until after that first encounter with a dragon. That said, during our last visit we got a big surprise.

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Best Castles in Ireland to Visit with Kids

Ireland, or the Emerald Isle, is a country rich in history. Established by the Vikings over 1000 years ago, it is one of the best family destinations in Europe. From the world-famous Guinness brewery, to the Wild Atlantic Way, to the land of leprechauns, Ireland is a magical country with so much to offer everyone who visits, especially families. We’ve only just begun exploring our homeland as a family and part of that has been discovering some of the best castles in Ireland to visit with kids.

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