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My Blog - Mum's Gone To...
Hi. My name is Trish Burgess and my blog was born after I decided to type up my travel diaries. They began with 'Mum's Gone to Iceland' in 2007 and since then we've had family jaunts from Canada to Cyprus, Barcelona to Berlin, London to Lake Garda.

My background and family
Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, I read Geography at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, although I have a poor sense of direction and my map-reading skills are woeful. I now live in South Lincolnshire with my GP husband, Dougie. Our son, Rory, was born in 1996 and is now at university.

Working with BritMums
I am the editor of the monthly travel round-ups for BritMums, the UK's biggest parenting bloggers network, and won the travel category at the Brilliance in Blogging Awards in 2012. I have spoken twice on the travel panel at the annual BritMums conference: in 2014 with Simon Calder, travel editor of The Independent.

Social Media
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Working with brands

I have worked with Staying Cool Apartments, Luxury Family Hotels, Visit Scotland and KLM. Here are a selection of my reviews:

Staying Cool Apartments, Birmingham

The Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk

Review of Glasgow attractions for Visit Scotland

48 hours in Amsterdam - Part One

Press articles

My weekly column for the Lincolnshire Free Press

Since February 2014 I have been writing a weekly column for the Lincolnshire Free Press. Trish Takes Five covers a variety of topics including travel.

Enjoying highland flings in Scotland

Seeking out the unusual in London

If it's good enough for J.K. Rowling...

From South Holland to Amsterdam, Holland

I was commissioned by Cruise International Magazine to review a Rhine cruise with Emerald Waterways. 

Emerald Star sails on the river Rhine

The Sunday Times - 26 September 2010

Confessions of a Tourist - "The doctor will see you now, Miss..."


Have a Lovely Time -  October 2011
Winner of a family travel writing competition on this website with a piece called "This way to the Devil's Arse"

I am listed in the top 20 of UK travel bloggers in Trips 100

Brilliance in Blogging awards - 2012
Winner of the 'GO!' travel category

Brilliance in Blogging Awards - 2013
Finalist in the Travel category

Brilliance in Blogging Awards - 2014
Finalist in the Travel category

Mad Blog Awards - 2012
Finalist in the family travel category

Mad Blog Awards - 2013
Finalist in the family travel category

Disclosure Policy: This blog is a personal blog, written and edited by me (Trish Burgess). If I am asked for a review I will give my honest opinion and will always disclose the fact that I have been given the item or service free of charge.