Reliving family holiday moments on a cross channel ferry

Car wheels clunk up metal ramps. In the hold, stewards gesture, directing drivers closer to the car in front. We get out of our car…

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Inside a Eurocamp Azure at La Vallée, France. A …

French campsites have changed. In fact, they’re rarely known as campsites these days. The best French family-friendly campsites have been renamed as holiday parcs. And…

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From 1970s to now: how family travel has changed

As a child of the 1970s, my holiday checklist would have looked very strange to the youth of today. My Walkman, stack of paperbacks and…

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A photo tour of trulli houses in Alberobello, a UNESCO …

If you drive through the Itria Valley of Puglia, you’ll notice two things. The first is the olive trees. Their twisted, gnarled trunks flank the…

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Affordable luxury: four of the best self-catering properties in France

*this post is in collaboration with Novasol.* France is a favourite destination among British holidaymakers. It’s easy to see why. The country boasts exquisite wine,…

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Where to stay in Puglia Italy: Corte dei Messapi, a …

Set along a narrow driveway through ancient olive groves, Corte dei Messapi is a tranquil retreat. And yet, it’s just a five-minute drive from the…

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Log Cabins – A new trend in the UK?

A couple of Easters ago, we spent a fantastic multi-generational break in a log cabin, in Sherwood Pines. It’s easy to see why log cabins…

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Stepping back into Tudor history at Mary Arden’s Farm …

Mary Arden was William Shakespeare’s mother, and she grew up in a farmhouse in Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust now own…

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Weird and wonderful places to sleep with your family

Have you ever wanted to sleep somewhere a bit different?. The most unusual sleeping arrangement we’ve found ourselves in, was in a Welsh shepherd’s hut.…

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