Laura presents A Place in The Sun on Channel 4
TV presenter and mum of two Laura Hamilton shares her travel secrets
I’m just about to touch down at the new airport in Murcia. I’ll be there for five days, then I’m heading to Sierra Nevada to ski for the weekend. After that I’ll be in Denia for five days, then flying back to the UK for 12 hours, before heading to Malta on an adventure with the children for Nickelodeon. Then the day after I’m back I’m going to Cyprus with my husband and the children for a week on holiday. It’s going to be a crazy few weeks.
If you’re travelling regularly with children my tip would be to invest in an EasyJet Plus card for the whole family. You’ll save money on paying for seats, you get speeding boarding for free, you can go through fast track security and take an extra piece of hand luggage for free too.
I would also highly recommend booking premium arrivals for when you land back in the UK. Young children can’t go through the photo recognition gates and queues can be long at passport control, but paying £8 per passport holder means you can walk straight through.
If I had to choose a favourite spot abroad I’d have to say Mallorca, which I love, and I also love the Maldives – it’s probably the one place in the world where I properly switch off; I’ve been five times. And in the UK? Well, of course I have to say our coffee shop! It’s Purley’s best-kept secret on the village green on the Webb Estate (Lord Roberts on The Green).
Laura shares a secret…
When I was a kids’ TV presenter for Nickelodeon, I had to collect celebrity burps on the red carpet. It was pretty embarrassing asking the likes of Queen Latifah and Maroon 5 to burp in a jar!
Laura presents A Place in The Sun on Channel 4, alongside running her coffee shop and deli, Lord Roberts on The Green (lordrobertsonthegreen.com). Find out more at laurahamiltonofficial.com
“I love the Maldives”
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