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Our Epic Road Trip

During the summer holidays we embarked on something that was particularly adventurous for us....A road trip with 3 kids in tow. That might not sound like a big deal but when you have kids that don't travel well for various reasons, then it really is a big undertaking.

Earlier in the year my very clever husband won the LateRooms.com 52 sleeps competition where you had to send in a photo or video of yourself asleep to celebrate the release of their brilliant ebook called 52 Sleeps. The ebook features 52 of the most special and unique places to stay in the UK - one for every week of the year. The prize was to win a night at each of these places.

Richard put together a video of him having (not quite) 52 Sleeps in various poses designed to reflect some of the cool and quirky names of the places featured in the 52 sleeps ebook. The ebook features places with interesting names like The Chocolate Boutique, Crazy Bear, Wizards Thatch, and The Joker Boat.

Here is Richard's video which won:

When we looked into the detail, it wasn't practical for us to stay in all 52 of the places and with 3 kids in tow, not all of the places are suitable for families. However Laterooms.com have been brilliant at making the arrangements and allowing us the flexibility and practicality to travel as a family so that we were able to embark on an epic road trip travelling as far as St Ives in Cornwall, into Wales, and up to Liverpool and Leeds staying in a total of 9 different places over the course of 13 nights.

We had an awesome time and visited places that we would never have thought of going to if it wasn't for Laterooms.com.

We have not been asked to share our experience but as it was our main holiday for this year and the longest we've been away from home in over a decade, we made diary-style notes on our travels and took hundreds of photos so we are going to be capturing some of those memories on our blog.

Here's a summary video to give a little taste of what's to come on the blog in the coming weeks as I get the chance to sort out our photos and upload them.

14 comments:

  1. What an amazing competition to win and what a prize! Great video too, I love entering creative competitions.

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    1. Yes creative comps are great - Keeps my mind active!

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  2. Wow, well done! Looking forward to seeing the photos x

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    1. thanks - just need to sort them all out- have taken so many it is taking ages. x

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  3. Well done to your husband very creative :) What a great prize and I do like the sound of your road trip :)

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  4. What great fun, well done for winning the competition:)

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  5. Great competition prize and well done for winning. How did you find Liverpool? (My home) x

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    1. We loved all the places we visited. We'd never have thought of going to liverpool but it was great. We were right in the heart of the Albert Docks and staying on a boat! Loved the museums and history in that area. x

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  6. Oh wow what an amazing holiday Rebecca, so glad you got to spend all that time away together. Mich x

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    1. thanks Mich. I'm so relieved that it all went well as travelling lots and lots of change can be so hard for the kids. They all did remarkably well. x

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  7. This looks fantastic (and I love your husband's video). Great prize to win and so glad it worked out with the kids too.

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    1. Thanks Sarah. Yes it was brilliant and the kids were great (on the whole!) x

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