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Car journey survival tips

Once you have a child travelling becomes a very different experience. Gone is relaxing with a book and even a glass of wine on your way to a week in the sun. Many families decide to avoid air travel where possible and opt for domestic holidays. It can be easier to pack up the car and just drive to the door of your holiday. It's often a "low" stress and low cost option, especially for bigger families. We're spoilt in the uk and have some lovely places that visit, most of which aren't "that" far away. The Scottish highlands, Yorkshire, the Lake District, Peak District and Cornwall to name just a few. Here are our trips for surviving car journey with...

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Pack up your troubles

A luggage allowance of 40kg seemed reasonable for two adults and two young children heading off for a fortnight in Spain. With fond memories of relaxing holidays, pre-children, still fresh, it was a shock to see that the vast majority of the contents of our overfilled and overweight suitcases belonged to the two smallest members of the party. That evening I enlisted the help of a well-travelled third party from the older generation (my mother!). These are some of her comments: “They sell nappies in Spain” “Clothes will dry in a couple of hours. You don’t need six of everything.” “They’ll roast in towelling ponchos – yes I know you bought them especially.” “You’ll be far too busy watching them...

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