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Florida with a Toddler: Our TipsFlorida with a Toddler: Our Tips

Florida with a Toddler: Our Tips

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When we made the decision to take our then 16-month old toddler on holiday to Florida this year, I think a lot of people thought we were just straight-up crazy. Here’s how we got on, plus some of our best tips on how to do Florida with a toddler…

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Florida With Kids | A family day at Volcano Bay water park, Orlando
Florida With Kids | A family day at Volcano Bay water park, Orlando

Florida With Kids | A family day at Volcano Bay water park, Orlando

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Earlier this summer, Max, Terry and I were invited to try out Universal Orlando’s water park, Volcano Bay. Here’s how we got on, and how we handled our first trip to a water park with a toddler in tow…

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A Stroll Down Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, Florida
A Stroll Down Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, Florida

A Stroll Down Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, Florida

Posted on 2 Comments Location: 4 min read
In my last post about our trip to Universal Orlando, we were at Islands of Adventure, where we’d just enjoyed a visit to the village of Hogsmeade, complete with a trip around Hogwarts castle. And, once you’ve done all that, there’s only one thing left to do, isn’t there? Go to London…

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Florida Travel  | Disney’s Boardwalk at Dusk
Florida Travel  | Disney’s Boardwalk at Dusk

Florida Travel | Disney’s Boardwalk at Dusk

Posted on 6 Comments Location: 4 min read
You know how people like to talk about their “happy place,” and how they go there in their heads when times are tough? Disney’s Boardwalk is my happy place.* 

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Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando
Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Posted on 5 Comments Location: 8 min read

  [AD: our park tickets were kindly provided by Universal Orlando.] When we touched down in Florida last month, we weren’t planning on visiting any of the theme parks: not because we don’t love them, but purely because… well, Max, basically. Or Max’s nap-times, to be more specific.  At 17 months …

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How I Protect My Skin in 100 degree Heat
How I Protect My Skin in 100 degree Heat

How I Protect My Skin in 100 degree Heat

Posted on 5 Comments Location: 6 min read

  [AD: This post is sponsored by Notino]   When you’re as pale-skinned as I am, a good facial sunscreen is the Holy Grail of skincare, basically. The thing is, it doesn’t really matter how good your skin is, or how skilled you are at applying makeup: if you have to …

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10 totally random thoughts I’ve had since arriving in Florida last week

10 totally random thoughts I’ve had since arriving in Florida last week

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01. Even although it’s been a few years now since I last visited this part of the world – and, even although I’m not actually from here – coming back still feels a bit like coming home. The Ponderosa is still next to the Bargain World, opposite the iHOP with the …

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Posted on 14 Comments Location: 5 min read

Every year for about the past five years now, Terry’s birthday (and my dad’s too, actually)  has fallen while we’ve been on holiday. Which just isn’t fair, is it? I’m currently campaigning to have my own birthday moved to June, so I can ALSO celebrate somewhere hot and sunny, but for …

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