A Wheel and Away

Stories

  • “The Airport Security Officer’

    Our children have wanted to go to America for as long as I can remember.  I guess I should be pleased, as the other place that they are desperate to go to is a well-known, if slightly dated family theme park near us (not my first choice of fun holiday spots!).

    So a lot of excitement was…

  • Indian hospitals and our REAL travel essentials!

    In 2014 we spent a month travelling round Northern India.  While as a family we aren’t the greatest of planners, this trip was a real fly by the seat of our pants, even by our standards.

    We had started off well.  The flights had actually been booked a few months in advance, we had started the…

  • No theme parks in sight

    I love finding new and interesting places to travel to with our children. However, most travel guides that talk about trips with children seem to limit the scope of their interest to theme parks, playgrounds and swimming pools. While, like most kids, our children love a great pool, they are also open to other experiences.…

  • Bristol airport to our almost accessible apartment

    After all the saga of booking our flight I was geared up for a less than relaxing experience actually getting to Palma.

    However the sun was shining on us (metaphorically of course as Blighty was still rather grey when we left).  With the exception of the ten year old boy working on the check in desk…

  • I love budget airlines!

    Yesterday we decided to book a holiday.  Anyone who knows us knows that planning ahead is not our forte so wouldn’t be surprised that on Saturday we are off to Mallorca for a week.  Or so we thought………

    Normal families book a flight, find somewhere to stay and then the biggest problem they have to face…

  • Volcano adventure

    My daughter is bright, funny and great company.  She is also fourteen and, like any teenager, loves her phone, playing Sims and spending hours on the internet.  So imagine the delight I felt seeing her excitement as she peered into a crater of bubbling lava, watching as the rock sheared away from the side and…