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Big Pit National Coal Museum – Wales, United Kingdom

Digging Deep into My Family History at Big Pit Mine As my family and I, along with our ever-cheerful guide, crammed into the elevator, or ‘the cage’ as it is more accurately called, I had to swallow the rising panic in my throat. I may be a world traveller and adventurer, but I do have my [...]

By |2019-12-11T09:45:41+00:00December 10th, 2019|Family Adventures, United Kingdom, Wales|0 Comments

History, Romance, and Luxury at Roch Castle Hotel

Roch Castle Hotel Roch Castle Hotel, on the shores of St Brides Bay in St Davids Pembrokeshire, Wales, was built in 1195 AD. It’s hard for me, a new world Canadian, to fathom a structure so ancient. That is nearly three hundred years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Generations upon generations [...]

By |2019-12-11T09:52:02+00:00November 29th, 2019|Family Adventures, United Kingdom, Wales|0 Comments

Big Bus Tour London – On Board and Chuffed to Bits!

Driving around Trafalgar square on our Big Bus Tour London, my 8-year-old’s face pushed up against the side of the seat while my 10-year old tried to hold the camera steady, for “just one more photo”. One row ahead a similar scene was playing out with my kid's grandparents both squishing in together and [...]

By |2019-12-10T13:12:57+00:00November 20th, 2019|England, United Kingdom|0 Comments

How To Plan a Multi-Generational Genealogical Tour

I paused every time I heard the church bells at St John The Baptist Church ring. Laying in the comfort and luxury of my king size hotel bed I knew that the bells had been ringing long before this hotel had been around. That those bells signified a rich history with many years and hundreds [...]

By |2019-12-10T12:32:40+00:00November 13th, 2019|England, Family Adventures, United Kingdom|0 Comments

Hilton Cardiff Hotel – Comfort, Convenience and a Castle!

“I think this will be the last time I enjoy my morning coffee while overlooking a castle” my mom gleamed. A little sad to say goodbye to her morning view from the executive level breakfast bar on the 7th floor. Waking up and enjoying breakfast served with a view of the Cardiff Castle was [...]

By |2019-12-10T12:32:50+00:00November 6th, 2019|Family Adventures, United Kingdom, Wales|0 Comments

10 Things To Do in London With Kids

There is no shortage of things to do in London with kids, a city vibrant with indoor and outdoor activities and places to explore that will entertain all ages! The biggest challenge you'll probably find is not having enough time to see all the attractions and wanting to book your next trip back to [...]

By |2019-12-10T12:47:03+00:00November 6th, 2019|England, United Kingdom|0 Comments