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A Weekend in Amsterdam : My Top Picks and Tips (photo heavy post)

| August 14, 2014 | 16 Comments
A Weekend in Amsterdam : My Top Picks and Tips (photo heavy post)

Earlier in the week I posted about my weekend in Amsterdam, we stayed at an amazing hotel (InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam) thanks to me using up some of my IHG Reward Club points, which even covered the flights too for both of us. You can read all about my experience using my 1 Million IHG Reward club points HERE.

Well in this post, I wanted to share a little bit more about what we got up to.  It took Tall Dad and I a while to get acclimatised, and if I’m honest, some parts of Amsterdam, weren’t really for me.  The red light district being the main thing.  To be so overtly there, at the turn of a corner I really didn’t like.  We even saw a nursery in amongst that area, I did struggle with that concept. We did however see so many other things that we absolutely loved, so here are the top picks! Continue Reading

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A Weekend in Amsterdam : The Video Edition

| August 13, 2014 | 17 Comments
A Weekend in Amsterdam : The Video Edition

We have just returned from a weekend trip to Amsterdam, three days and two glorious child free nights.  What did we do there? Well we flew Friday morning stayed at a fantastic hotel, we ate, drank, sampled the nightlife, canal cruises, we walked…LOTS. We met people, used the metro and trams, we people watched and picnicked on chocolate waffles and stroopwafel washed down with Danish beer. We flew back on the Sunday evening, tired with aching feet, but definitely with smiles on our faces.

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Shopping Day & Spa : IHG Rewards Club

| August 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
Shopping Day & Spa : IHG Rewards Club

I’m a IHG Rewards Club points millionaire, with the Intercontinental Hotels Group, it’s very exciting and you can read all about it so far HERE. I have lots of interesting things planned to do this summer with all of the points, I’m going to use them in as many different ways possible.  Starting off this week with some retail therapy and some relaxing spa treatments.

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Travelling abroad: Advice on travelling with young children on a plane

| August 5, 2014 | 4 Comments
Travelling abroad: Advice on travelling with young children on a plane

Heading towards the peak summer holiday period, there’s a high chance you’ll end up jetting off into the sun for a well-earned break. But what happens if you have little ones? Travelling with young children can be stressful experience; it would be a shame if the fear of a negative plane journey puts you off booking one of the many family holiday packages provided by the likes of Tots Too. How will you keep them occupied during a short flight let alone a long haul? Continue Reading

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