What makes a great holiday??

Its coming to that time of year again, If you have a holiday planned or maybe you are deciding upon next years holiday. Its a tough decision, with lots of boxes to fill on what you want from a holiday. But what actually makes a great holiday ? Is it the place, the hotel or even the country that make the holiday so great?

I’m sharing what I honestly think makes the greatest of holidays and why a great holiday can be found wherever you travel.

We have always travelled with our children from a young age but what is the magic equation for a great holiday ?

The people

Spending time as family is the one thing we really enjoy on holiday. We are such a busy family juggling work, school, activities, cooking, shopping (you get the picture) it’s nice to actually slow down and enjoy each others company without the stresses of daily life.

New experiences

Whether you travel abroad or decide to stay closer to home it’s the experience’s we share and try out that make a great holiday. I always say that if my kids are happy I’m happy, no matter where we are.

Time to relax

Holidays for us are all about the slower pace of life, no clock watching, no rushing round just take the days as they come and enjoy a well earned rest.

Great food

We are all serious foodies and one of our favourite things to do is eat. Enjoy trying out new food is one of our favourite things to do on holiday. Sitting in a restaurant enjoying a lovely meal with maybe a couple of glasses of wine is a must for us.

I’d love to hear what holiday plans you have and what makes a great holiday for you ??

Until next time

Caroline X



  1. July 14, 2017 / 5:12 am

    Yes! Agree with all of these – especially the slower pace. We haven’t had our first proper family holiday yet – I really can’t wait to take our two kids away somewhere. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s camping or the beach, I think for me it’s about getting away form the busyness of every day life. x
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    • July 14, 2017 / 6:14 am

      Couldn’t agree more Rosie xx I hope you get chance to get away real soon

  2. July 14, 2017 / 10:40 am

    All these things sound great – and tell me where I’m going wrong! Although we are away together we are not slowing the pace, or enjoying each others’ company. So hopefully once the work is done we can follow your guide and start to enjoy!

    • July 21, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Are bless you Carol hopefully it improves for you xx

  3. July 17, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    I agree that new experiences is key. It’s what makes a holiday for us 🙂

    • July 22, 2017 / 7:10 am

      So very true Maria thank you for commenting xx

  4. July 22, 2017 / 7:14 am

    Wow…just noticed how much your son looks like you! Mini me!! I also love the opportunity that meeting people from other cultures can bring – it can be so educational for families as well. Lovely post xxx

    • July 22, 2017 / 7:15 am

      Ha ha yes he is like me xx thank you for your comment

  5. July 22, 2017 / 9:40 am

    Totally agree. I love for that for that week we are together and totally focused on one another and having fun, no chores, no social media, just great family time x

    • July 22, 2017 / 9:42 am

      I love these ideas esp the no social media it really is great to give it up for a short while xx thanks for commenting

    • July 22, 2017 / 10:52 am

      I know no rushing round is the best !!

  6. July 22, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I agree with the slower pace of life. We’ve been rushing around so much lately that we’re all hanging and just waiting for our holiday mid-August. Hope everyone has a great holiday wherever this go!

    • July 23, 2017 / 7:11 am

      Yes we are so ready for ours too. We have to wait until September for ours it’s been a long time coming xx thank you for commenting

  7. July 22, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    So true. The people we are with are a key factor as to whether we enjoy the holiday or not!

    • July 23, 2017 / 7:09 am

      Definitely! Thank you for commenting xx

  8. July 22, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Yes! We have a proper holiday booked next year and I can’t wait for the downtime, no housework and making memories 🙂

    • July 23, 2017 / 7:08 am

      Making memories are the best xx

    • July 27, 2017 / 9:37 am

      Yes we’ve done a few holidays with my parents too it’s nice to share the experience xx

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