Welcome to Yellow Days! I’m Cat, a 39 year old mother of three (aged 10, 7 and 3) living in leafy Warwickshire after years of city life in the UK and abroad.
A keen traveller in my younger years, I’m still determined to see as much of the world as possible even if my trips now have to fit in around work commitments and school timetables. I believe that family travel doesn’t have to mean compromising on the quality and variety of the experience as long as you put in a little planning and research.
Far from seeing it as restrictive, I love adventuring with my kids. My underage travelling companions are always up for trying something new and can find the fun in even the worst disaster or most boring layover. They help me see places I may have visited loads of times with fresh eyes. They encourage me to dig deeper into the history and culture of our destinations to satisfy all their questions.
What is Yellow Days all about?
Yellow Days started life as a family lifestyle and parenting blog back in 2011 but as my kids have grown and we’ve had more opportunities to travel it has gradually become the place where I can collect our adventures as well as giving advice and information to other parents looking to broaden their holiday horizons and give their families a more authentic taste of what the world has to offer.
You’ll find me writing about traveling as a family of five but I also cover our regular ‘mummy and me’ trips where I get to spend a bit of quality time with just one of my brood and sometimes some adult only breaks alone, as a couple or with friends, which tend to be just like our other trips but with a few more cocktails!
What sort of travelling do we do?
We’ll give most things a try! Be it a historic city break, a treetop camp out or a regional foodie tour we’re up for it. Travel time being a factor for us, most of our shorter trips tend to be within Europe and the UK but we also have our eye on some long haul destinations later this year.
We’re an average family who like nice things but don’t have money to burn. Our budgets for trips would probably be described as ‘mid-range’ and we tend to look for a bit more luxury in our bigger trips and be a bit thriftier and take advantage of deals and offers on our smaller and more spontaneous adventures.
What about Yellow Days on social media?
As well as the blog itself you’ll find us sharing our adventures across social media. Our Instagram account is the perfect place to see what we’re up to and we love to show the reality of our trips (good and bad!) in real time via IG stories while we’re away. Our Facebook page is home to curated travel inspiration and advice and our Twitter profile is a great place to chat and ask questions. Our Pinterest boards bring together useful information and act as a scrapbook for planning our future trips. Last but not least, don’t forget our YouTube channel which stores all the videos you’ll find dotted throughout Yellow Days. We’d love to see you on any (or all!) of those channels and get to know you better.
How do we work with travel companies and organisations?
The vast majority of our travels are self funded. Occasionally we are given travel, accommodation, activities or products for the purpose of review. This is a great way for us to stretch our budgets further and be able to write about a bigger variety of things on Yellow Days. Where this is the case we will ensure that details are explicitly stated in the post. Either way, all opinions expressed on Yellow Days are my own (or the family’s) and won’t be coloured by any commercial relationship. You can read about this in more detail here.