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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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As cool places go, there’s nowhere in the world quite like Western Australia and here we feature 10 of our favourite things to see and do in this amazing part of the world. Offering a charming mix of nature and coastal experiences, including World Heritage-listed national parks, swimming with dolphins and even the country’s whitest beach, Western Australia has a…

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Paris is a beautiful and romantic city in which historical landmarks, magnificent artwork and rich culture await you at every corner. This charming City of Lights is a “must see” for all who travel to Europe. To sample some of the best the city has to offer, make sure you visit the top ten sites.   1. Eiffel Tower Nothing…

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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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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 in the Isles of Scilly off the southwestern tip of Cornwall. Wild landscapes, white sand beaches, turquoise waters – the Scillies feel like a world away but in fact,…

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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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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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Being a dad to two very excitable boys, the thought of a family camping trip was the last thing in the world I would have considered until I came across Yelloh! Village. Not one for the whole “camping” experience, I couldn’t have imagined taking two small children abroad to camp without the usual luxuries other holiday accommodation offers. When I…

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Let’s face it: some people like their winter vacations to be calm, peaceful getaways. They enjoy curling up in a lodge and having hot cocoa while looking out the window at a beautiful snowy landscape. Without a doubt, this sport was not intended for homebodies! Heli skiing in BC (British Columbia) is an unforgettable experience for adventurers! This new and…

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