Planning our first family holiday

As you well know, I recently had my first child and also got married. The fact that I was 5 months pregnant when we got married and then it became all about getting the house baby ready, a honeymoon was basically never an option.

Fast forward to my little girl being 3 months old and we are now starting to plan our first holiday as a family for 2018.

The main things we are looking for in our holiday are:

Good Food

Good Accommodation with a pool

Flight time of 5 hours or less

Somewhere not too hot since our little one won’t be very old yet

One of the places we have looked at is Majorca.

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What I do with my travel photos once I’ve returned home

As we creep ever closer to the due date of our first child, it’s got us thinking about photos an storage options as no doubt we will take endless snaps of our little one once she arrives.

This realisation that we need to purchase a bigger hard drive for said photos got me reminiscing over our old snaps from the 9 years we’ve been together and in particular, some of our holiday snaps.

Destination 2 conveniently got in touch around the same time (a very strange coincidence I will just confirm) and asked me what exactly I did with those holiday snaps and whether I printed them out or stored them in albums or photo frames. They’ve recently found some stats when it comes to travel photos and I thought I’d share them with you below:

“29 per cent admit to leaving snaps on the computer. A further 29 per cent admit to not doing anything with them at all while over 14 per cent go as far as putting them in a separate folder on their phone.

When it came to making hard copies of the images, only 12.5 per cent of holidaymakers make the effort to get them printed. The remainder of us either create an album on our phones or share them on social media.”

I will be completely honest and say that I am in that 29% who leave their snaps on their computer as well as not making hard copies either.
Playa Blanca, Lanzarote – 2016
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How to honeymoon on a budget

It’s now just over 3 months away from the wedding and we are yet to book a honeymoon. I know I’ve spoken about this before but it seems to have taken a backseat with our house and work schedule getting in the way of taking it seriously. I have been thinking about the prospect of us having a short break or a few nights away in different places in the UK at least and then having a honeymoon later in the year. This seems like the most likely option at the moment and I think it’s the one we are going to take.

I found Great Little Breaks when browsing online one night and I love the look of their breaks on offer and thought I’d share some of them with you.

How about a romantic castle stay in Scotland starting from £113 per person?

We stayed in a castle hotel just outside Edinburgh last year and it was lovely escaping to the country. My grandparents don’t live too far away either so it was the chance to spend some time with them as well.

Or a Breath-taking Island Escape from £119.50 per person?

I’ve never visited the Isle of Wight but I’d love to visit the islands round the UK as judging by the picture above, the scenery is outstanding.

Perhaps a bit of British History near Blenheim Palace from £150 per person?

I’ve never been here either but I do love a country manor and now I’ve started watching Downton Abbey from the start, it makes me want to visit them all and see the history myself.

You could go all out and visit both London and Paris in one trip from £326.50 per person!

I’ve visited Paris before but not for a good 10 years now, it would be lovely to go back and visit London as well and be a tourist again.

Or perhaps something a little cheaper and just for a one night break away…

A night in the Yorkshire Dales from £55 per person

I live in Yorkshire anyway so I’m well aware of its beauty but this would still be a lovely night away if we decided to book it.

Or even a short break near Stonehenge from £72.50 per person

Stonehenge is definitely one of those must-see places and I’d love to go one day.

So as you can see, there are tons of places to visit in the UK if you can’t afford to go on honeymoon straight after your wedding or if work commitments prevent you going. I know plenty of people who have done a short break and then gone on their honeymoon later in the year because their destination was weather dependent, which makes complete sense. If you are in the same boat as me, I hope this has given you some inspiration and leave me a comment if this is something you’ve done yourself.

Thanks for reading as always

Laura x

*this has been a collaborative post, all thoughts are my own but all images have been taken from Great Little Breaks website*

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