Friday, 15 September 2017

How To Make The Most Of 48 Hours In Chicago


My name is Anna, I am 23 years old and I am currently working as a flight attendant in Dubai. I love traveling all around the world and enjoy sharing travel tips on my recently launched blog: Feel free to follow me on Social Media for frequent updates and exclusive travel tips if you like this post!

In today’s post, I would like to share top things to do in Chicago with you! I was there at the end of August this year, so please keep in mind that most of the activities

Saturday, 8 July 2017

How Can I keep My House Safe When I Am Away?

Being a travel blogger, we are often away a lot and it worries me about leaving my house insecure. It used to be fine because I could get up with Tilly and maybe Kim and we would decide to go away over night. It would be fine because there was always another teenager staying at home. Now, these days we are living on our own, so when we go away our home can be left unattended for a day or two, with only occasional popping in from the older kids.

I always make sure that my house insurance is up to date but also looking at other options for home security. my friend Anita at has recently purchased a home security system, so now of course - I want one! One that I have been looking at is Smarthome Panasonic, which has a system that you can build on as your family or situation changes in life. It is a system that comes with a hub, an indoor camera, 2 door sensors and a wall plug timer (smart plug). The system is then set up around your home and you have peace of mind when you go away.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Why We Wont Book Through Booking.Com Again

When we travelled Europe last summer we booked about 90% of the accommodation from We were happy with our choices apart from one accommodation in Budapest.  So on my recent trip to Basel, we booked Rent-A-Home Eptingerstrasse from and paid in full for the 'apartment'.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Booking A Holiday Through HolidayGems

Oh my days, we have finally done it! We have booked to go back to Turkey in October. Going to Turkey is quite a big thing for me because I am a single parent and I go out about once every 3 years for a good old piss up down the pub. When I go to Turkey with my friends all we do is go to the bar or lie on a sun lounger around the pool. Two weeks of child-free bliss where I can let rip and be Vicky instead of Mummy. We always book our holidays through Thomas Cook but this year they seemed to have hiked the price up ALOT! So instead we have booked through Holiday Gems.

Monday, 15 May 2017

May Giveaway Of An Amazon Kindle And Kids Kindle

A Kindle is quite high on our list of things to take when we go away, It is so good to keep Tilly occupied whilst we wait for aeroplanes or trains and with most modes of transports having WIFI these days, she can use it where ever she goes. Tilly has the Kids Kindle and it has a pink foam protector around it, this helps it to 'bounce'. Believe me, she has dropped it so many times and it has never broken. Today we have joined some other bloggers to offer an amazing prize of Fire HD 8 Tablet (8gb) but a Fire Kids Edition Tablet (in pink or blue) alongside some accessories. 

Once again a whole host of amazing bloggers have teamed up to offer you the chance to win a great prize (something we couldn't do individually), but who are this group of amazing people; well check them out:

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

What Is Camp Camp Bestival Like?

I think it's important for kids of all ages to experience all sorts of different holidays and taking them to festivals is all part of a learning experience for them. When the older kids were little, I took Bethany to Glastonbury, I was surprised at how family orientated they were. Now festivals are getting more popular and they get the whole family involved. One festival is Camp Bestival. Camp Bestival is running from 27th - 30th July this year and It is the perfect way to end the school year. A family holiday and festival to go with it.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Meet The Travel Blogger - Mummy To Dex

Hi. I'm Nicola, I'm 31 and live in Liverpool with my husband and our 11 month old baby Dex. I am a hardcore travel addict, but my big travel plans have had to be put on hold for the past year while I grew a baby, nurtured it and saved a huge chunk of my pitiful maternity wage in order to buy a new home for us all to live in. I have been all of the globe and have so many places in mind to visit over the next 30 years. I am so excited to take Dex on our future travels with us and believe that a well-travelled child will be more open to new experiences, cultures and languages

What's the name of your blog?
My blog is called Mummy to Dex. It’s a parenting and lifestyle blog that focuses on my journey as a new Mum to my little boy Dexter James.