I'm planning a visit in France and intend to drive, DP is completely against the idea on the basis that it's a mad idea to drive up to a 1000 miles in a week with a 14 m.o. My problem is where I want to go is inaccessible directly from London and Id much rather be in my car than on 2 long train journeys. Also, when Im back in France I tend to stock up in the big hypermarchés! Whats your experience on the subject?
We're coming to the UK in April and this time we're flying. DD2 gets car- and seasick so although we'd rather have the car (for our UK stock-up!) flying makes the journey much shorter and, in theory at least, less stressful. We used to drive (& ferry) when we had just one baby, but found that keeping a toddler cooped in a car for hours on end is no fun unless you can take it v slowly and only drive at naptimes.