About the author

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.
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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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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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