Planning a New York City Trip!

Planning a New York City Trip!

Hello! Sorry it has been a while, Christmas and New Year where a busy one, but here we are a new year and unfortunately for you the same me!

I will update the blog as and when I can around work and life etc (You know how it is!) But….. This year is a big year for travel for the geek family!

It starts with myself and the wife going away in March to celebrate a big birthday for her……. the big 40!

We are going with a couple of friends who have been many times, so will be like having our own tour guides, but we want to be prepared for the trip and make the most of the 5 days we have there so are planning early(ish)!!

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How to see Kos in a day!

How to see Kos in a day!

Holidays are so important to us as a family (as they probably are to you as well), we all work hard, be it at school or work and we all look forward to the big summer holiday! 

The past few years have involved a trip to the Spanish mainland, a Canary or Balearic Island, as much as we like them we did start to get bored of these and fancied something different.  This year we went to Kos!  We mainly chose Kos because of it's pretty much guaranteed sunshine in August, as well as good food and awesome sea! 

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Preparing for our road trip to Disneyland Paris

Next month will see our first family holiday in over 3 years.  We are all booked up to visit Disneyland Paris at the end of October to celebrate Little Geek's 13th Birthday, which will be when we are there! 


We planned on turning up at the Euro Tunnel and surprising her as to where we were going, but as so much planning is likely to be needed we decided to tell her recently and include her in the plans, that way she won't miss out on anything we might forget etc

Booking the trip earlier this year I totally underestimated how much prepping is going to be required to ensure we are ready for this trip.

I have actually had to get a notebook and make a numerous lists of things we still need to sort before we go and they include:

  • Making the car ready for the continent
  • Planning our route
  • Ensuring Passports are all up to date (can you believe mine had expired!)
  • Booking restaurants for the duration of the trip.  Luckily when we booked we got a deal including half board and the helpful people at Disney recommend that we book our restaurants ahead of time, something we probably wouldn't have even thought of!
  • Preparing my legs, having a bit of a dodgy left leg I need to get this ready for walking serious distances each day! 
  • Lists..... making lists of what we want to see / do over the 4 days we are there! 

There is much more that needs planning, I have yet to even think about clothes, What is the weather going to be like at the end of October in Paris?

As it is going to be the Little Geeks 13th Birthday on the Saturday, we have been wondering what can we do to make this day extra special?  We have looked at the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show but not sure if she will like this (If anyone has been let me know what you thought!), but what else should we do! More research is required I think.

For now I am going back to researching restaurants, at least 2 fussy eaters out of the 5 of us! 

Oh and settings a reminder in my calendar to get he car serviced before we go! But if there are any seasoned Disneyland Paris travellers out there, be sure to get in touch with all your tips!! 



#MYSUNDAYPHOTO - Finding Little Geek

Hello from Gran Canaria, upsetting to say we are on the final few days now of our holiday but it has been brilliant!

Its always nice to get away for your birthday, even nicer when you are somewhere sunny and hot! On Friday we went out on a boat and went swimming in the sea with Little Geek!  After a bit of hesitation she was jumping off the back of the boat and having fun.

Mel managed to grab this photo of the two of us, which will bring back many happy memories in years to come