Italy with the kids – Viareggio, Tuscany

A typical street of Viareggio, Italy - A Free From Life

Just a half-hour drive from Pisa airport, Viareggio, the second largest town in the province of Lucca, turned out to be our ‘city break’ with a difference. We just had our annual Italy fix in what started out with the intention of being a city break. Having booked cheap flights… Continue reading »

Visit to National Trust Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent

We’re lucky where we live in Kent because there are so many National Trust properties within easy reach. My nearest is Knole, which I visit in all weathers to walk the dog, however, with the poor weather we’ve been having recently, we haven’t been much further. Thank goodness that summer… Continue reading »

In-flight special meal request that made my gluten and dairy intolerant son ill

Airlines traveller's guide to In-Flight Meals - A Free From Life

Why we always have problems ordering a special meal when we fly If I’ve said this once, I’ll say it a thousand times again and will keep saying it until such a time that things change. Why can’t airlines get it right when it comes to catering for food intolerances?… Continue reading »

Tips for planning a trip to Disneyland

Tips for planning your Disney trip - A Free From Life

Planning a trip to Disneyland Florida can be a daunting task. I know, because I’ve recently done it and I’d like to share a few tips to help make your trip run as smoothly as possible. Booking Are you going to go for a package holiday or book flights and… Continue reading »

Birthday celebrations in Orlando, ‘free-from’ style – Erin McKenna’s Bakery review

Gluten and dairy free birthday cake - A Free From Life

My son is a Christmas Day baby and we normally spend the morning opening Christmas presents and doing the Christmas ‘thing’, with the afternoon then reserved for Birthday. We have lunch at midday, with Birthday cake for pudding instead of traditional Christmas pud. I usually make a cake because gluten… Continue reading »

Family time in Sorrento – culture, dining gluten and dairy free and enjoying swings in a cafe!

Family holiday to Sorrento - A Free From Life

Our latest trip with the children took us to Italy, to Sorrento on the beautiful Amalfi coast. Having been there as a couple, many moons ago, we wanted the kids to experience the rich history of the area. They are now at an age where they appreciate a bit of… Continue reading »

Jersey – an island of unappreciated beauty

Jersey, Channel Islands - A Free From Life

What better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than relaxing on an (almost deserted) beach on an idyllic island. A deserted beach in the middle of tourist season? How can that be possible? There is nothing wrong with this beach, in fact the opposite. Jersey is stunning and has… Continue reading »