Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood

Family Day Out at the V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, East London, comes up regularly whenever I’d ask for recommendations for family-friendly museums to visit – and it didn’t disappoint for a great day out when I visited recently with 4 1/2 year old Little T and 7 month old Baby A. The museum, which is part…

Magnolia at Hyde Park, London

Best Places to See Spring Flowers in London

The first signs of spring are a welcome sight in London after the grey, dreary days of winter. From March, the parks and gardens around the city come to life with vibrant crocuses and daffodils, followed by blossoms, magnolia, tulips and more through May. It’s a beautiful time of year and we can start looking…

Minnie Mouse at Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast

Cape May Café Minnie & Friends Breakfast

We booked the Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast at Cape May Café for our final Walt Disney World character meal towards the end of our trip to Orlando. At this buffet style breakfast at the quaint Beach Club Resort, we met Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck all decked out in their swimwear. Restaurant Reservation I…

Mickey Mouse at 'Ohana Character Breakfast

‘Ohana Breakfast with Mickey & Friends

Character meals at Walt Disney World parks or resorts are a great way for your family to meet several Disney characters, especially if you have young children as there’s no waiting in a queue and they just come to you while you have your meal. One of the three character meals we booked during our…

Family-Friendly Resort Review: Padma Resort Legian, Bali

Review: Padma Resort Legian, Bali

The Padma Resort Legian in Bali, Indonesia, is a beautifully designed resort with lush gardens, several swimming pools and a convenient location steps away from Legian Beach. We stayed at the Padma Resort Legian for twelve nights in July 2016, and its family-friendly facilities and excellent customer service truly made for a memorable holiday. Stunning…

Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando

Our Visit to Universal’s Islands of Adventure

During our holiday in Orlando this past May, we had a fun-packed day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, one of the three theme parks that make up Universal Orlando Resort, along with the original Universal Studios and the brand new Volcano Bay water park. The overall theme of the Universal’s Islands of Adventure park is…

Chelsea Physic Garden, London

Visiting the Chelsea Physic Garden

Established in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is the second oldest botanical garden in England (after Oxford) and a beautiful hidden gem tucked away between Royal Hospital Road and the Thames Embankment. The garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants, housing a unique living collection of around 5,000 types, with a focus…