Now that our wedding is over, and we have a COMPLETELY blank slate plans-wise for the next year or more, it’s the perfect time for us to start thinking about where in the world we want to travel to next.

Sam and I have a shared travel document where we list all our wishlist destinations and their respective points of interest / must dos. Here are some of our ultimate family travel destinations:

Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s dazzling mix of tropical beaches, wildlife and adventure makes it a destination we would be super excited to visit on a family holiday. Our kids would love all the rainforest activities on offer in Costa Rica, and visiting one of Costa Rica’s famous volcanos would also be a must-do.

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Being just a short hop away makes Malta our number one short haul sun holiday destination. Gozo is Malta’s sister island, accessible only by ferry from Malta. This picturesque island with it’s famous Azure Window has really piqued our interest, and we would love to visit one day soon.


My eldest will be 8 years old this Christmas, and so I’m really itching to do this trip before it’s too late and the magic is gone for him. A typical family trip to FInnish Lapland includes the following: A visit with Father Christmas, riding on snowmobiles and sledges drawn by huskies,. It all just sounds completely other-worldly, and a once in a lifetime family adventure.

South Africa

Sam flies out to Cape Town once a year with work, and we’ve often thought about adding on an extra week and joining him out there for a family trip. Cape Town’s mix of beaches and wildlife really appeals to us, we’d love to also spend some time driving through Kruger National Park – one of South Africa’s largest game reserves where you can spot the Big 5 – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes

We are still relatively new to booking and organising family holidays, and the thing I’ve found the hardest when browsing travel sites, is how to know which holidays and which accommodation are best suited for children? We book our family holidays for the sole purpose of our kids’ enjoyment, and so I really want to make sure we’ve made THE best holiday choice for them. I’ve found some travel websites have an utterly overwhelming choice and no option to filter your search via family holiday.

This is where family travel website Activities Abroad comes in. Their family-orientated website features tried and tested family holidays that are filled with fun and adventure. Holidays are categorised by season and school holidays, so if you are eyeing up a trip in October half term, but aren’t sure where is good to visit at that time of year, you can simply browse the selection on Activities Abroad for inspiration – I really like this feature!

Activities Abroad offer many of the family travel destinations that I’ve mentioned in this post, and absolutely everything, from the excursions to the accommodation, is geared around families – so you can be confident that you are booking a holiday that is completely tailored to children.

One of my greatest passions is exploring new places. This is just a small selection of the destinations that are on our travel wishlist, but we are excited to be able to start thinking about ticking them off slowly over the future and spending some great quality time as a family.

What’s the number 1 destination on your family travel wishlist?


*Thanks to Activities Abroad for partnering with Sorry About The Mess



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