I love holidays. I’m certainly not one of those people that needs ‘a few days to unwind’, I’m in the holiday zone within seconds of the car rolling off the drive. Over the years I’ve had many different types of breaks and slept in all sorts of random (and often fairly unsanitary) types of accommodation. Back-in-the-day I embraced trips involving a pair of flip flops and a copy of the Lonely Planet. Nowadays holidays are more likely to involve cramming excessive amounts of paraphernalia into the people carrier and praying I’ve remembered each child’s thread bare toy required for sleep. Hey ho…times change, but a holiday is still a holiday.
If your thoughts are starting to turn to your next trip, and are pregnant or thinking of starting a family soon…have a look at my essential guide to the Zika Virus before you pick your destination.