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isles of scilly - mark shaw photography

As a travel blogger and photographer, I love remote scenic places and one of my favourite trips the past few years was our family weekend stay on the beautiful island of St Martins on the Isles of Scilly. Wild landscapes, white sand beaches, turquoise waters – the Isles of Scilly feel like a world away but in fact, they’re just…

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Time that you spend together with loved ones is important, but it’s not always easy to find the best countries and destinations that offer easy access to childcare and all-round fun things to do with kids. We’ve been on various types of family holidays with our two boys including villa holidays in the Mediterranean (still our boys favourite holiday -…

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Here in the UK, if you speak to any parent at the school gates you’ll hear the same old holiday destinations over and over. The same resorts, the same sun drenched stretches of foreign coastlines, the exact same experiences year after year. Now, I know, these destination decisions are sometimes driven by money and what’s cheap and what’s reliable. But…

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La Rosiere

We love ski holidays and try to do one each year. Last April we enjoyed a family ski holiday with our two boys aged 6 and 8 in La Rosiere in France which was fantastic. It was great to ski somewhere much closer to home (Cornwall, UK) for a change as we usually head out to Canada. La Rosiere is…

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The Dordogne region of France is a place I’ve wanted to explore for a while now and finally got the chance in May with a wedding I photographed in the Dordogne at Domaine de La Léotardie. The dates coincided nicely with our boys school half-term so we made it into a family holiday and here’s all about about our stay along with…

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After a 4 hour flight from London, we step off the plane at Paphos airport and the heat hit us. It aways amazes me the difference in climate 2000 miles south can make. Shame we can’t move the UK next to Cyprus. You can see why so many expats come here. We hired a car from the airport as we…

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My wife and I love skiing, well she ski’s and I snowboard. We got engaged on a ski holiday in Lake Louise in Canada back in 2002  and we now have two boys who love skiing too. We took them to Whistler a few years ago for their first ski holiday where they learnt to ski and this winter we booked…

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In 2015, Spain topped the list of the most common tourist destination in the EU for those travelling abroad for their holidays. With so much culture and history, not to mention the temperate climate, it’s easy to see why Spain is a popular destination for tourists. But where are the best places to visit? With so much choice in this…

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Just off the coast of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight has been a popular destination with British tourists since Victorian times. It is especially popular with those who like the outdoors because of its stunning scenery and coastline. The Isle of Wight has an array of sights and activities to see and do, making it the perfect destination for a…

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