Before we had children, my husband and I travelled the world: We backpacked across South America, Australasia and South East Asia. We dived with manta rays and climbed volcanos. My husband proposed to me on a snowy mountain in Austria and we trekked with elephants on our honeymoon. There is no denying we both are adventure junkies.

As the children have grown, we have instilled in them that adventure is what makes life fun. Just because they’re little doesn’t mean we don’t travel. With the children we have:

Spotted whales off Boston, MA

whale watching, cape cod, travel with kids

Enjoyed sunsets in Manhattan

sunset, NYC, New York, Manhattan sunset,

Been barefoot on the long stretches of sand in Norfolk

Brancaster Beach

Snorkelled and swum in the turquoise seas of Greece

skopelos beaches, travel to greece with kids,

Eaten the finest chocolate in Bruges

bruges chocolate

Danced under the stars at a festival


And camped in a field and toasted marshmallows on an open fire

campfire, toasting marshmellows

But our favourite holiday? Skiing, every time.

The clear, mountain air and the wind in our hair, we’ve whoosed down those slopes. It’s a holiday we all love and can enjoy together. The happy times we’ve laughed on the chairlifts before we tackle the next run. The sunny lunches, poring over our ski map to plan a route. The beaming faces of the kids as they master parallel turns. We have found adventure, family time and fun all rolled into one holiday.

family skiing holiday in val d'isere, kids skiing

oxygene ski school, val d'isere ski school, travel with kids, skiing with kids

No one can deny just how picturesque an alpine resort is. We are completely addicted to our holidays in the snow. We’d love to go with Mark Warner, and meet more families who love it just as much with us, let the kids make more friends to go off to ski school with, and Mum and Dad enjoy that time as a couple over dinner and on the slopes as well.

val d'isere, #ttot. skiing with kids

The only problem is, the kids are increasingly becoming better than us …!

alpe d'huez skiing with the kids

This post is our entry to the Mark Warner Holidays #markwarnermum competition to be an Ambassador for 2016 in the adventure junkie category. Read more about Mark Warner and their great holidays.