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Barbara Arnold was previously Trekaroo's European Correspondent. She is a mom to three kids who are almost out of her nest. As a family, they have travelled far and wide and been on five of the seven continents. Having grown up both in Malaysia and the UK, she has straddled the globe for much of her life. She brings to us the sage wisdom of a mom well travelled who has truly been there and done that with kids of all ages.

Family-Friendly Festive London Winter Holidays

Festive excitement is building in London. Traditional Christmas lights have been switched on in Oxford Street. Hip 60's lights have appeared in Carnaby street, the tree is going up in Trafalgar Square, and the toy shops are laden with goodies.
Travel to Southern Spain with Kids

Southern Spain: See the Birthplace of Flamenco and the Bullfighter

Andalucia — say the name as the Spanish do and you can hear the rhythm, the passion, and the longing that characterizes this mountainous area of extraordinary beauty and  tumultuous history.  Within its name lies a clue to its unique culture. It was once called “Al-Andalus” by its Muslim masters who ruled the Iberian peninsula...
costa brava hotel aiguablava

Spain and the Costa Brava: Family-Friendly Beaches, Bikes and Medieval Villages

Within an one-hour drive of historic Girona lie pretty Mediterranean villages offering quiet sandy coves, family activities, excellent seafood, and a wealth of seafaring history. I was surprised by unspoilt nature of the coastline and how well the medieval villages had been restored. I had imagined coastal Spain to be full of overbuilt beaches and...
Girona Cathedral

How To Spend A Day In Girona, Spain – Kids are Welcome.

As a small city with approx 100,000 inhabitants, Girona is an ideal size for a family visit. Pedestrian-friendly, liberally scattered with tiny playgrounds and quiet squares; it’s clean, charming and sedate. I would recommend two full days here to enjoy its sights at a leisurely pace before heading to the coast for beaches, biking and...
Edinburgh, Scotland - Photo by: flickr/garryullah

Top Ten Kid Friendly Attractions near Edinburgh, Scotland

Looking for a little more inspiration for a trip across the pond to the land of Princess Merida? Here are my top ten tips for a memorable family visit to Scotland.

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