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 Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site …

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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Corte dei Messapi, a luxury self-catering family-friendly Italian villa in …

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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Crystal Ski childcare at Passo Tonale, Italy

“We’ve gone out on an adventure, and we’ll be back at 4.30pm. Love, the Kids’ Club gang.” It was day two of our family trip…

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Take a rail journey through beautiful Asturias, Spain

This post is in collaboration with Inntravel. Picture yourself leaning back into a comfortable train seat, enjoying the eye-catching scenery of Asturias. Out of the…

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