8 March 2018

Seeking Sunshine With Mark Warner

There is something so lovely about sunshine, something so restorative, something that warms you inside and out. My favourite thing about sunshine is that it makes you appreciate all of the simple things in life like ice cream, walking barefoot and being outdoors.


Summer is my favourite time of year and when we have our best adventures as a family, but the sunshine is a unreliable in this country and there is always the distraction of daily life. I'm not sure if it's the very long, cold winter we've had, but this year more than ever I am craving a holiday abroad and I would really love to take our girls on a search for the sun.


I dream of long hazy days in the Mediterranean both adventuring and taking it slowly, swimming and building sandcastles and exploring until we're that lovely kind of tired that you only feel at the end of day out in the sunshine.


There are so many places I'd love to go and flicking through this year's Beach Resorts brochure from Mark Warner has reignited a desire to go abroad, and a passion for travel - something we haven't done an awful lot of since having the girls. Holidays with a young family can sometimes feel like simply a change of scene, but something tells me that a Mark Warner holiday would not only be a stunning change of scene, but a wonderful family adventure too. I've narrowed my shortlist down to three destinations...



Sardinia

I have always wanted to visit Sardinia, sandy beaches, crystal clear sea, Italian food and the epitome of the laid back Mediterranean I'm currently craving. Mark Warner's Perdepera Beach Resort ticks so many boxes on my family holiday wish list - it's perfectly located to explore the island, offering what looks like a serene setting to relax and unwind in and just enjoy the moment. There is a beach just a few steps away, shaded gardens for the girls to play in and a pool to cool off in. I love the look of the little villas that make up the resort which offer family rooms and interconnecting rooms - perfect for a family of five like us. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy and the option of children's clubs too and the flight time is under 3hrs which having never flown with all three girls before definitely appeals!

Greece

I spent many a summer in Greece as a child and have such fond memories of it. The whitewashed buildings, blue seas and olive groves of Mark Warner's Levante Beach Resort in Rhodes look absolutely incredible. If I close my eyes I can imagine warm, breezy nights eating Tzatziki and Souvlaki in a taverna, with the sound of the sea in the background - bliss! There's plenty to wear the girls out too including six swimming pools, access to a beach, and a play area and watersports for us all to try.

Turkey

Oli and I went on our first holiday together to Turkey and I'd love to go back one day with the girls. Mark Warner are adding a brand new resort to their collection in Turkey this year and it looks perfect for soaking up the sunshine. The Phokaia Beach Resort is situated in it's own little bay, nestled amongst the hills. It looks like somewhere you could really escape to, with amazing facilities and I think that's what sets Mark Warner apart for me. Their resorts are luxurious, yet relaxed and all about enjoying moments and making memories - it seems that the only difficult thing about a Mark Warner holiday is choosing where to go!

Me x

*This is our entry to the 2018 Mark Warner Ambassador Programme. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own*


14 comments:

  1. I love sunshine too and I need more of it in my life! I can't wait for Spring to rear its pretty head :) Good luck with the ambassadorship, lovely! I used to love flicking through holiday brochures and bookmarking pages. Haven't done that in years!!! x Mel

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    1. Thanks so much, I love a bit of old school holiday research, and something to flick through on a grey day with a cup of tea. Fingers crossed that the sun makes an appearance soon x

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  2. I am so looking forward to sunnier days, but as you say they are not always guaranteed here so going abroad is something we try and do! Good luck xx

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    1. We haven't been abroad for a while and have relied on the British sunshine the last few summers, I would love for the girls to swim in the sea as they have only dipped their toes in here! x

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  3. You guys would be the perfect ambassadors - I can just imagine the photos you would take!! x

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    1. Thank you Donna, it would be a dream come true in so many ways x

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  4. I adore Italy and Sardinia is in my top 5 places we would love to visit one day. I’m definitely a summer girl at heart and I long for sunnier days. Good luck lovely, you would make a great MWMUM x

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    1. Thanks Laura. I hope we both get to visit Sardinia soon! I have been to italy (before we had the girls) and it's one of my favourite places x

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  5. I literally cannot wat for a bit of sunshine to peek through soon! Love these pictures of the girls too, and good luck lovely 😘

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  6. You would make a wonderful ambassador. Hope you win x

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  7. Everyone needs a little more sunshine to create memories and as a little boost to our good health and wellness xxx

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  8. Love this! Would love to read your blogs on some of these experiences. As a new mother, I’m nervous about taking my little one abroad so this would really help me see what is like with littles on holiday and I love your writing style and photos!

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  9. You would be such a great ambassador, love reading your posts and your photos are beautiful and natural!

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  10. All three locations look beautiful. I've been to the Corsica resort and it was amazing. Loved it

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