Watergate Bay Hotel - Best Cornwall Family Holiday

5 amazing luxury toddler holidays in Europe

At Bridges and Balloons, we talk a lot about finding that elusive balance between a holiday kids enjoy and one that retains the style of travel you enjoyed pre-parenthood. Many people are put off the idea of travel altogether once they have kids, while others see package holidays as the only available “easy” option. But … Read more

Lower McCloud Falls

32 epic bucket list family vacation ideas

We love all sorts of family travel – from annual holidays in classic seaside towns to epic bucket list trips that broaden everyone’s horizons. For this post, we’re focussing on the latter. We asked expert family travel bloggers to help us put together an ultimate round-up of bucket list family vacation ideas. From African safaris … Read more

Puerto Pollensa

19 things to do in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

We’ve just returned from a gorgeous holiday in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca (or Majorca). We went as part of a Jet2 package holiday, but added our own personal touch by getting out and about and exploring the local area. As you know, it’s in my nature to research, research, research, so here’s a round-up of our … Read more

Aparthotel Club del Sol & SPA

What’s a Jet2 Holiday to Majorca like?

We’ve just come back from a very different holiday to the usual Bridges and Balloons style. While we normally spend ages creating individual, bespoke itineraries, often road trips, filled with unique places to stay, this time it was all done for us. We went on a classic package holiday.   We were invited by Jet2 … Read more

Sagrada Familia - Things to do with Kids

31 things to do in Barcelona with kids: Barcelona family travel guide

Barcelona is a supremely family-friendly destination. The locals love kids, and families are made to feel welcome everywhere, from galleries to tiny tapas bars. There are lots of specific Barcelona attractions for kids, but it’s also a place where many of the classic tourist attractions will appeal to children too – from the fantastical architecture … Read more

Best Spain Road Trips - Mallorca

12 Epic Road Trips in Spain

Spain was my first travel love – I went there many times as a child, exploring the different coasts, and then did my first solo trip to Oviedo at 15 to visit friends I’d made on a Spanish exchange programme. Several years later, I fell head over heels for Barcelona and have been returning regularly … Read more

Best Europe Road Trips: Transfăgărășan Highway

21 Epic European Road Trips

There’s nothing like a road trip in Europe to make you appreciate the diversity of the continent – buy croissants and go for a walk on a French beach in the morning then sip a spritz beside an Italian lake by sunset. From mountains to coast to cute medieval villages – there’s something to suit … Read more

Travel to Barcelona with a baby

Barcelona with a baby – travel tips and advice

We did it! We took our first trip abroad with Otis and it turned out pretty lovely. He slept on the plane, enjoyed all the attention, and Steve and I still felt like we had a holiday, even with a baby in tow. This post is filled with all our tips for travelling to Barcelona … Read more