A fabulous family ski trip to Passo Tonale, Italy with …

“Would you go back to Passo Tonale? We would. Hey, perhaps we’ll all end up back here together next year!” So said Wei, a friend…

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Boredom busting activity breaks for the whole family

With four in five Britons opting for staycations, and holidays around the UK soaring, the Express dubbed 2017 a “UK holiday BOOM.” If you’re planning…

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Travel experts pick the best destinations for winter sun

If you’re fed up with cold, grey days and want to bathe in some blissfully warm sunshine, a winter sun break might be order. But…

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Goodbye to 2017 from the Pigeon Pair and Me

A very merry Christmas to all of you! This will be our final post of 2017, as we’re taking a break from the blog. It…

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The unwritten rules of the London Underground – and how to …

The London Underground is a fearsome place. With its first line, the Metropolitan, open since 1863, the Underground train system – also known as the…

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Lunch in style at The Bell, Alderminster near Stratford Upon …

The Bell is one of those places whose names seem to make people smile and nod. We mentioned the hotel/restaurant/pub, in Alderminster, near Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, a…

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Five destinations for a budding military history student

My eight year-old son has been studying WWII as his class topic. He’s turned into quite the young military history student. The most recent school…

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Taking children to Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Is it a good …

Our children have hit a bothersome age. Instead of happily trotting along with us to museums and exhibitions, it can be a struggle to persuade…

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A family afternoon at Warwick Castle, in Shakespeare’s England

Warwick Castle has changed a good deal in the twenty or so years since my last visit. Merlin Entertainments, the group behind Legoland, Thorpe Park…

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