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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.

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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 […]

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Ski in Austria: Ski School-Arlberg, Austria

Ski in Austria at St. Anton Am Arlberg with Kids!

We found a recreation paradise for the whole family in January – great skiing, fab ski schools for all ages and lots of non-skiing opportunities both on and off the slopes.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Be Brave: Take the Kids to Edinburgh, Scotland and See the Home of Pixar’s Princess Merida

Scotland is a land of wild beauty, lush forests, and spectacular castles – the makings of a grand fairytale. Edinburgh is an easy city with kids; it is small, compact, and is well set up for tourism.

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