Travel

Toddling off to the Maldives

Mail on Sunday

After our babymoon in the Maldives when I was pregnant with Ella Rose, we take her back as a two year-old so she can experience this slice of paradise for herself. On a visit to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island we go on a dolphin cruise, an underwater safari plus dinner in an underwater restaurant...

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Holidaying as a family in Dubai

Mail on Sunday

Our first long haul holiday with Ella Rose - having loved our previous trip to Dubai we wanted to go back for a relaxed family sun holiday. Staying at the Anantara on the Palm for a few days we made the most of a swim-up room by spending lots of time in the pool. Then a few days at Per Aquum Desert Palm, a gorgeous boutique hotel surrounded by polo fields where Ella Rose had her first go on a pony!

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Sani resort in Greece

The Telegraph

Our very first holiday with Ella Rose when she was seven months old! Visiting Sani resort in Halkidiki, we found every family-friendly detail had been thought of, from a baby puree menu to a 'babewatch' nanny service on the beach so you can go for a dip in the sea. 

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Crete - Daios Cove & Spinalonga

Mail on Sunday

Our trip to Daios Cove in Crete, a coastal resort built into cliffs where every villa has a beautiful sea-view. It was a week of sampling the best Greek food; grilled fish, souvlaki, Greek salads and seafood. We took a trip over to Spinalonga, the island that was a former leper colony and the inspiration for the book 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop.

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Safari in Zimbabwe

The Telegraph

Our safari adventure of a lifetime in Zimbabwe. Staying at Little Makalolo Camp in Hwange National Park, Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools and Victoria Falls Safari Club. On an action-packed trip we saw a pride of seventeen lions, were charged by a bull elephant, went canoeing with hippoes on the Zambezi river, and even tried eating a local delicacy the mopani worm!

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British Virgin Islands & an Island-Athlon

The Telegraph

Discovering Peter Island, a private island in the British Virgin Islands, with secluded sandy beaches and over a thousand acres of unspoilt scenery. We undertook the 'Island-athlon' challenge, where you cycle, kayak and run around the island. Teaming it with a trip to Antigua, we stayed at The Inn at English Harbour, a blissful place to stopover. It was the ideal base for a trip to Shirley Heights, where every Sunday there's a steel band and plenty of rum cocktails!

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Sailing in Greece

The Mail on Sunday

A week's sailing holiday at Vounaki in Greece where we find our sea legs - learning to sail boats, windsurf and water-ski. A great holiday to come back from feeling relaxed and invigorated after a week on the water.

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Sightseeing in Dubai

The Independent

We experience the opulence of the emirate, staying right on the beach at the Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah. We dine at the seafood restaurant Pierchic, the Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House, and the Burj Al Arab where we try the 'Culinary Flight' experience with a course in each of its restaurants. We also fit in a dune buggy experience, plus a spot of retail therapy with a trip to Dubai mall, one of the the biggest in the world.  

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