Category: Family Travel

Winter sun in South Africa - highlights for a brilliant family week away

Winter sun in South Africa – highlights for a brilliant family week away

South Africa is a wonderful country to visit at any time of year but it is particularly appealing during the cold winter months in the UK.  There are many reasons to visit including no jet lag, easy overnight flight options and relatively good value for money even in peak weeks (particularly appealing to those bound […]

The family-friendly Maddalenas

The family-friendly Maddalenas

For anyone yachting around Corsica and Sardinia with children, the Maddalena Islands are something of a concealed treasure. Although the prime summer months of July and August can still be busy, outside these times the islands tend to be quieter than mainland Sardinia. For parents this is a bonus, giving a certain degree of freedom […]

Mountain biking in the Lake District: Gamblesmire loop

Mountain biking in the Lake District: Gamblesmire loop

Starting just outside the Lake District National Park in the centre of the market town of Kendal, this mountain bike ride enjoys a mixture of mostly quiet roads and a variety of off-road terrain. We tackled the route on the robust Ridgeback MX4, an entry level mountain bike fitted with Shimano gearing and capable of […]

8 fun things for families to do when visiting Gstaad

8 fun things for families to do when visiting Gstaad

We all know that Alpine resorts can be a huge draw for visitors during the winter months, attracting skiers and snowboarders, but did you know that in Switzerland – unlike in France where the tendency is to choose the mountains in Winter and the coast in Summer – the Alps continue to lure tourists? The […]

7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne

With its rich and diverse tourism offering, its privileged position within the heart of Europe and its incredible location on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, the Olympic capital of Lausanne is not just a famous sporting city but also a cultural one that springs to life during the Summer months. The Summer is also […]

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Built over a century ago, in 1915, the historic 140-room Lausanne Palace is a 5-star hotel in the Olympic city of Lausanne. A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Epoque hotel faces out towards the city at the front and enjoys Alpine vistas across Lake Geneva (which goes […]

7 South American vacations ideal for family bonding

7 South American vacations ideal for family bonding

Between long hours spent in the office, children’s school schedules and extracurricular activities, days fly by – leaving family conversations limited to the logistics of the day. And whenever we do get together, there’s a good chance we’re each focused on our own cellphone screen, too worn down to engage in verbal conversation. By now, […]

Family friendly Brazil - 5 ways to discover Brazil's north-east

Family friendly Brazil – 5 ways to discover Brazil’s north-east

Still undecided on your next family vacation?  If you are looking for sunshine and fun, to learn something, to bond, to disconnect from work and reconnect with your loved ones?  Then look no further than the north-east of Brazil.  Located between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator, this region has sunshine year round and has […]

Top 5 adventure activities in Malawi (beyond safaris)

Top 5 adventure activities in Malawi (beyond safaris)

Although visitors look to most African destinations primarily for their safari experiences, there are plenty of other great outdoor and water-based adventure activities on offer, and Malawi is one country that has a surprisingly wide choice of activities available to enjoy despite its relatively small size. The calm, clear waters of Lake Malawi are a […]

8 great reasons to visit Abersoch in North Wales

8 great reasons to visit Abersoch in North Wales

I recently had the good fortune of visiting Abersoch for a few days. I’d frequently been to nearby Pwllheli for various sailing events (Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, is there) but never knowingly made it as far as Abersoch, despite hearing a number of great things about the town. Known […]

Mountain biking in the Lake District: the Kentmere '3 rivers' trail

Mountain biking in the Lake District: the Kentmere ‘3 rivers’ trail

Many people visiting Cumbria and the English Lake District do so for the walking, and it is little wonder in a landscape that has inspired many famous artists, authors and poets over the generations. Peaks such as Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Coniston Old Man are all popular, as are many of the lower level […]

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5 adventurous family friendly destinations in Asia

Seeking out a long-haul destination in Asia when travelling with children or families can be a daunting experience. Moving away from the well-trodden routes of Thailand villas and India’s Golden Triangle opens up a wealth of opportunities for bucket-list holidays that will be never be forgotten. We have spent many years travelling across the vast […]

Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation

Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation

Family vacations are typically difficult to plan, as the parents must think of all sorts of things that will make the vacation comfortable, fun and dare we say relaxing. Crete, as a destination, is a no-brainer when it comes to family vacations as it offers variety in hotel properties, fun experiences, the nature is completely […]

Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Situated in 8 acres of grounds in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, Macdonald Ansty Hall is a Grade II Listed Georgian mansion dating back to 1678. This was our second visit to this 62-bedroom Macdonald Hotels & Resorts hotel, having stayed a few years previously (click here for that review). The welcome We were warmly welcomed […]

Top 5 family ski hotels

Top 5 family ski hotels

When we go travelling with our families we want to know that all our desires and needs are catered for; from making sure the hotel has all the necessary facilities, to ski areas with slopes to suit everyone’s level of ability. Here is a list of five fantastic hotels perfect for skiing families. Club Med […]

Chile: a luxury, organic wine tour like no other

Chile: a luxury, organic wine tour like no other

Visiting Chile? Put this luxury vineyard tour on your list. I’ve lived in Santiago for over a year, and I’ve only just got round to discovering one of the best wine experiences in the world. Letting it breathe Emiliana Organic Vineyards is located just 45 minutes from Santiago, yet it feels like a world away. In […]