Timanfaya, El Golfo and Los Hervideros

Volcanic crater in Mountains of fire,Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote Island

The Doves’ love for tennis has been covered both here on POD Travels and on our parent blog PODcast. We’ve always enjoyed the Mark Warner model which allows you to play on holiday with LTA qualified coaches, as well as taking advantage of what’s on offer in resort. We have however also taken an activity holiday at Club La Santa which is situated on the North West Coast of Lanzarote.

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Cruising to Spain with Brittany Ferries

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We always flew to a destination before POD came along as we wanted to begin our break by the quickest means possible. Since we’ve become parents however, the journey has formed an integral part of our overall holiday experience. Now aged five, POD is a true adventurer with her inquisitive nature undeniably infectious. Luckily for us she loves to discover new places too and is pretty much up for anything. Over recent months we’ve taken the car to the Isle of Wight, the Côte d’Opale in France and Ghent in Belgium. Road trips are amazingly good fun and they’ve enabled us to do even more exploring that we might have done otherwise. This summer we’ve decided to do something we’ve not done before – travel to Northern Spain on board a Brittany Ferries’ cruise ship.

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Bungy jumping New Zealand

Field of lupin wildflowers on the shore of lake Tekapo in New Zealand

Ankles lashed together I shuffle to the edge. The sun shines bright and warm, a soft breeze caresses my cheek. Below me 340ft and 102m are the blue-grey waters of the Shotover river.

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Visiting Ambleteuse on Côte d’Opale

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The fishing village of Ambleteuse is located on the Côte d’Opale in Northern France. It was discovered by Louis XIV in 1680 when he was passing through Boulogne-sur-Mer who decided to make it a military port. Coincidentally we visited the picturesque town following a stay in Boulogne which included a visit to the old town and the NAUSICAA aquarium.

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Our experience of childcare on holiday

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When we booked our holiday to Greece with Mark Warner, at the Levante Beach Resort, we weren’t sure if we were going to utilise the childcare on offer.  Mainly as we see a family trip being exactly that and because POD tends to be looked after by the same people.

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