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What makes our family holidays unforgettable?

February 15, 2018

Travel is a big part of our family life, whether it’s finding new places in the UK or trying to find hidden gems abroad. It’s what we all look forward to, it’s ‘that thing’ that you work towards and the time you know you’ll reconnect as a family.

My daughter’s favourite game is ‘going on holiday’, whenever we ask her where she is going she answers ‘Greece’, our last family holiday. We try to make every family holiday unforgettable so at just three years old our daughter remembers all the details; the scooter she rode to the marina, the dancing she did in the evening by the sea, the fantastic team at the creche and importantly the memories made as a family.

She doesn’t remember what she did yesterday, but she remembers a holiday that we went on nearly a year ago.

What makes our holidays unforgettable?

Being together…

This is the most important part of our holiday, the time we spend together as a family. I see the girls’ relationship grow and we get to spend one-on-one time with each of them. Without the distractions of day to day life you learn so much about each other and for me that’s the most special part of our holidays.

A family holiday that looks like our holidays before children, but caters for them too

As a couple we spent a lot of time travelling and found a love for finding stylish retreats. Being able to find holidays that can still offer us this lifestyle but cater for our children’s needs as well means everyone gets the best of both worlds.

Time together

Our holidays are also for us. As busy parents of young children we need time to recharge and have a break. We love resorts that can offer us creche facilities when we need them so we can escape for a coffee or lunch together.

coffee at sani beach resort

Something a little different

An unwritten rule we have is to always try and find new places. We limit ourselves to Europe at the moment, due to flight times, but we like to find different holiday locations so we can show the girls different cultures and new places. They might not remember everything we show them, but their adventures now will live with them through the memories we capture in image or film.

The people

The best holidays we have been on have had one thing in common, the people. I’ll never forget the team who looked after us on safari, they were caring, they went the extra mile for us and they made us feel completely welcome. Any resort or hotel that can do this for us on a family holiday will make our stay unforgettable.

The location

I do love a beach and so do the girls. It’s something so different from home and I can see them learning from everything around them. A safe, clean and beautiful beach is a winner for our family and you’ll find us there most mornings.

Beach at Sani beach resort


We love resorts that can offer us choice. Choice of activity, of food, of what adventure we’ll have that day. That creates memories as each day is different. We drop the routine and go with the flow.

bousoulas beach bar sani resort

What makes a holiday unforgettable for you?

Sarah x


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  • Reply Annie B February 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I miss family holidays. You sort of take them for granted as a child! Such great memories to be made 🙂

    • Reply Sarah February 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      You really do. It’s only when you’re older you realise how amazing they were! x

  • Reply Polly February 16, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Love this….i think being together and making memories is what makes holidays special for us. Good luck!

    • Reply Sarah February 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      I totally agree, being together is so important isn’t it? Especially as we all lead such busy lives these days. Thanks for reading x

  • Reply Caroline February 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Being able to relax in amazing hotels in beautiful places with good food and wines. Blue sea and blue sky . Helpful and friendly staff to make the holiday memorable. I have had a look at Simpson travel and their properties look fantastic.

    • Reply Sarah February 16, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      They do don’t they! Yes I agree with the food and wine, in fact everything you said! Thanks for reading x

  • Reply Su {Ethan & Evelyn} February 16, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Oh Wow! What a wonderful post! I love your video. We have applied too. Good luck to you and your family too! xx

    • Reply Sarah February 16, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you and good luck to you as well x

  • Reply Lucy Howard February 18, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Such a lovely post. Being together as a family definitely makes a holiday wonderful and being able to share new experiences together. I love a beach holiday too. They just feel magical. Good luck with the competition. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • Reply Sarah February 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks Lucy. Definitely, agree with sharing new experiences together. I can’t wait to see Evie really try and swim this year! x

  • Reply Emily / Babies and Beauty February 18, 2018 at 12:29 am

    What a beautiful entry! For us an unforgettable holiday is a mixture of everything, the food, the excitement, the sun, sea and sand!

    • Reply Sarah February 20, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you. I totally agree with your mixture! x

  • Reply Kat February 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    These holidays look fab! Sun, white sand beach and good food are top of my list. And the kiddies sleeping well!!x

    • Reply Sarah February 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm

      Oh gosh, yes if the girls could sleep well I would pay anything for that holiday! Thanks for reading xx

  • Reply Misadventures with Megan February 22, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    It’s amazing what kids remember about travel! I will ask my four year old what she did at school that morning and she can’t tell me a thing, but remembers when we were on vacation and some guy ran a stop sign and I got upset lol!

  • Reply Michelle | The Willow Tree February 22, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Ah your photos are beautiful! I love family holidays whether it be a busy unpacked trip to DisneyLand Paris or a trip to the seaside. its all about family time and creating special memories for the kids #ThursdayTeam

  • Reply Kirsty February 28, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Good luck with your entry. I have just been looking through my Sani photos and I really want to go back. (maybe even child free one day).

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