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Family travel insurance: six pitfalls to avoid

It’s time to renew Team Minted’s annual travel insurance policy. Theoretically this should be easy: go to a comparison website such as Money Super Market* and press go on the options it gives you. However, as we all (including the children) get older and more adventurous, I discover that it’s not so...
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10 great reasons for a family summer holiday in Cornwall

It’s almost that time of year when Team Minted decamps to north Cornwall, with friends, for a short summer break. We go to the same large, but scruffy, house every year near Padstow and squeeze in us, another family and Grandpa. It’s hectic and messy and as close to that Enid Blyton endless summer a...
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How does anyone afford a family holiday these days?

Will summer ever come? This unending, grey cold is making me ill, I swear. My normal antidote would be to book a family break somewhere hot (see photo of the Philippines above, yes please!). This year though it’s different – has anyone noticed how expensive flights are at the moment? I’m looking at ...
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