Hotel Alexane Review, Samoens

Hotel Alexane Review, Samoens

Samoens
We spent three nights at the Hotel Alexane (Suites de Alexane) in Samoens in the Alps. If you're considering booking to stay here then we can highly recommend this amazing, luxurious hotel and suites in Samoens. Here's our full Hotel Alexane review... We booked our three-night stay at Hotel Alexane through Booking.com purely because we were looking for somewhere to…
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Drive the Golden Circle, Iceland from Reykjavik

Drive the Golden Circle, Iceland from Reykjavik

Iceland
The Golden Circle is Iceland's most-popular attraction with loads of organised tours taking visitors to all the major sights. However if you hire a car, you can drive the Golden Circle yourself. This is what we did and found it a much better alternative to the organised tours. Here's what we got up to driving the Golden Circle... The beauty…
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Blue Lagoon Iceland

Blue Lagoon Iceland

Iceland
We'd booked up to visit Iceland's Blue Lagoon before even leaving the UK - it was an attraction we were really keen to visit, but weren't totally sure how suitable it was to visit the Blue Lagoon Iceland with children. Turns out, it was was perfect! Here's the full details of our family day out at Iceland's Blue Lagoon... The…
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Our Iceland Family Holiday Photo Gallery

Our Iceland Family Holiday Photo Gallery

Iceland
Check out our gallery of photos from our family holiday to Iceland in the May half-term holiday. We flew to Keflavik and stayed in the nearby capital Reykjavik, exploring the 'Golden Circle', visiting the Blue Lagoon and whale watching. Here's a selection of our photos we took. Click a small image below to open it up in gallery view, from…
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

Iceland
Golden sandy beaches are not exactly what Iceland is famed for and, even if it were, with average summer temperatures around 10 to 13 degrees, the beach isn't usually high on many visitors' list of priorities! However, in typically unique Icelandic fashion, just 10-minutes' drive from Reykjavik centre you'll find Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach - a man-made stretch of golden sand…
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Corsica Photo Gallery

Corsica Photo Gallery

Corsica
We’ve created this photo gallery from some of our Corsica holiday photos, from both the Porto Vecchio region in the south to the Ajaccio area in the west, to show you what it’s like here and hopefully provide some inspiration for you on places to visit and things to do if you’re considering a family holiday to Corsica. Click a…
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Sunset at Capo di Feno Beach, Ajaccio

Sunset at Capo di Feno Beach, Ajaccio

Corsica
Every night in Porticcio, after finishing dinner at the beach-front restaurants, we’d watch the sun set over the other side of the Gulf of Ajaccio, behind the Sanguinaire Islands.  Earlier in the week, we’d briefly visited the beach at Capo di Feno - a large beach out in the countryside about 30-minutes’ drive from Ajaccio centre, which faces directly west…
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Boat Trip to Scandola, Girolata and Calanches de Piana

Boat Trip to Scandola, Girolata and Calanches de Piana

Corsica
All around Ajaccio and Porticcio are locations for booking boat trips to various sites up and down the western coast of Corsica, most of them consisting of visits to the Isles Sanguinaires, Calanches de Piana, Bonifacio, Girolata and the Scandola nature reserve.  [caption id="attachment_868" align="aligncenter" width="800"] One of the ‘Nave Va’ tour boats that operate from Porticcio and Ajaccio[/caption] There’s…
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Pointe de la Parata

Pointe de la Parata

Corsica
After several days at different beaches, we were looking for something a bit different to do and found the Pointe de la Parata - an area about 35 minutes’ drive from Ajaccio where the mainland of western Corsica ends and turns in to the ‘Isles Sanguinaires’ - a string of small, remote islands with rocky coastlines, lighthouses and watchtowers... The…
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Agosta Fun Beach

Agosta Fun Beach

Corsica
We picked up a leaflet in Porticcio for the Agosta Fun Beach, which is a location for watersports activities like jet ski hire, parasailing, banana boats, etc about 10-minutes up the road from Porticcio centre. On arrival at Agosta Beach, we were surprised at how empty it was, especially considering this was the middle of peak season and all the…
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Ajaccio

Ajaccio

Corsica
The town of Ajaccio (pronounced Ah-jax-io) is the capital of Corsica. It’s a large town by the standards of the rest of Corsica, but still small enough to easily explore on foot or by the small ‘land train’ that tours around each day.  We parked up in an underground multi-storey car park and headed first for the port area, which…
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Porticcio

Porticcio

Corsica
For our week spent near Ajaccio in Corsica, we chose a villa in the small town of Porticcio, which is about 15-minutes’ drive from Ajaccio centre itself. Porticcio is a popular holiday destination with numerous hotels, ‘residences’ - and a brilliant beach which is lined with a load of restaurants and bars with all their seating directly on the beachfront.…
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Bonifacio

Bonifacio

Corsica
Bonifacio is one of Corsica's main landmark attractions - a seaside town with a glamorous marina and landmark 'old town' high up on the cliff face overlooking the sea with the neighbouring island of Sardinia clearly visible beyond. It's within driving distance of where we stayed near Porto Vecchio but we split the journey up, spending half the day on…
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