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It’s been over a year since I’ve ventured abroad. Last year, the (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine and I packed our suitcase and headed off to Havana, for a week in the Cuban sunshine to celebrate our honeymoon.

Beach walk


The year before, we hopped on a plane with our (then) baby, to spend a couple of weeks in Turkey.

Baby on holiday

We’ve never travelled by boat. Until now.

In September, I’m going to be taking my three year old and her grandparents (my mum and dad) on a very lovely looking Brittany Ferries ferry to Spain, where we’ll be reviewing a short break in Cantabria.

I Can. Not. Wait.

We’ll be staying in a gorgeous apartment with an inviting-looking pool, a short stroll from a beautiful beach, with some brilliant attractions and days out nearby.

I love Spain, but I haven’t been back for a very long time. I’m excited to explore Cantabria, a region I’ve never been to before, and eat huge amounts of delicious Spanish food.

It goes without saying that my three year old loves the beach, but I’ll be finding out what else the region has to offer in terms of multi-generational family fun. You never know, this could finally be the time when my dad gets his own guest post slot on the blog, as he offers a grandparent’s insight into the break too!

We’re not leaving until September, so there’s plenty of time to get ready for the trip and plan my holiday reading. So what I want to know is, have you been to Cantabria? Do you know the region? What must I see / eat / do when I get there?

And is the Sangria as good as I remember?!