What’s your ideal holiday? A relaxing break on the beach or a sight-seeing filled city break? I’m not really a lie on a beach kind of person, but I do love water sports and found a new love of paddle boarding when we went to Greece earlier in the year, there’s just something so calming about being out on the ocean, I can’t wait to get back out there, but as much as I feel a pull towards the beach, I’m also drawn towards the hustle and bustle of a city. Given the choice of both, I’d struggle to choose a preference.
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We’re hoping to get to the Algarve, Tenerife or somewhere else in Europe with lovely beaches next year, but now the children are a bit older I’m wondering if we can squeeze in a city break as well, which is something we haven’t managed since before having children. I’d love to visit New York for example, as we’ve never been and I think just before Christmas would be an amazing time to visit. The children would adore Central Park and The Empire State Building and I would love to shop and see a Broadway Show.
Closer to home, Rome would be top of my list. We visited pre children and it’s one of my favourite cities. I know Zak would love to see The Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Sistine Chapel and I really want to visit The Museo e Galleria Borghese. We’d all love the food and if we could visit during a film festival, that would be added extra bonus.
Would you prefer a beach or city break? Do you have a list of dream destinations you’d love to visit? Would you take the kids?
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