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Can travel cure heartbreak and manage anger?

Sarah Tucker, an award-winning travel journalist, novelist, producer and broadcaster. In addition to her other books, including Have Baby Will Travel and Have Toddler Will Travel, her most recent book is all about the deeper meaning we can get from travel. Valuing the best of other cultures through travel is now recognised as a positive […]

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Rome: Top 10 tips for families

1. The Colosseum. What visit to Rome would be complete without seeing this? Your mini-gladiators will love it and all of its 2000 year old gory history!  Hire an audio phone to find out exactly what it is you are looking at whilst you are wandering, or go on a tour with an Arena Guide (this […]

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Seize the day … with the kids in tow

Earlier in the week I wrote an article about Tokyo on my blog and my initial reaction to my best friend’s AMAZING holiday to Japan with her boyfriend. She got back on Sunday so on Monday morning I got to hear all about it. Jealous was NOT the word! But then jealously quickly turned onto realisation. A […]

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California Skiing: 8 tips for families

Many of you know that I was born in Northern California, and spent my first 25 years in the Golden State. It’s a wonderful place and we visit each year. It’s about a 9-hour flight from the UK, and there’s so much to do – from trendy Silicon Valley/San Francisco, to long sandy beaches to […]

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Yosemite: 5 tips for a family trip

  Yosemite is one of those iconic National Parks that everyone wants to visit at some point in their life. You probably recognise Half Dome’s image (above). The massive granite rock formation looks like someone took a knife (well, a glacier) and sliced it in half. But if you could stretch your neck around and […]

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Top tips for a family day out at Ascot Racecourse

I didn’t know about the family days held at Ascot racecourse until I visited recently and we had so much fun I wanted to pass on the tips we picked up on the day to make it a memorable and special family day out. Ascot Racecourse have five family days throughout the year and they […]

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FREE ebook: Celebrating remarkable places in Ireland

  Each year, St Patrick’s Day reminds the world of the Emerald Isle’s allure … forty shades of green, enchanted landscapes, Guinness, and even wee leprechauns. For Corey Taratuta, every day belongs to Ireland on his blog and podcast www.IrishFireside.com, and this week he launches a free ebook celebrating his beloved Ireland. “Remarkable Places in Ireland: Part One” […]

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Top family travel destinations for 2014

We love going on family holidays, and planning them can be almost as fun. Every year we all hear about the latest hot destinations. We asked top BritMums family travel bloggers where they’re planning (or hoping) to go this year. Read what’s inspiring them and tell us what’s inspiring you this year. Cathy Winston, Mummy […]

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We need to fix holiday prices for families

And by “fix”, I don’t mean set but sort out. How much do you spend on holiday? Ask many parents and they’ll reflexively say, “Too much”, but the issue of high season holiday prices for families is on the government agenda now after a couple of e-petitions have garnered huge support. Yesterday MPs debated a […]

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6 Easter holiday ideas for families

Still deciding where to go this Easter? William Gray, editor of

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35 holiday gems: Top family travel destinations

At our #HolidayGems Twitter party on  January 7, we shared our dream holidays in Europe and the world beyond for fun and a chance to win prizes. We heard about the secret gems you’d recommend to friends as well as your wish-list spots! The party was sponsored by HolidayGems, a site that provides UK travellers […]

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The Alexanders demystify taking a cruise as a family

Penny Alexander, author of Alexander Residence was the chosen one of BritMums 2013 to spend the year as the Carnival Cruise Lines Funniest Family and here she fills us all in on her first experience of cruising with the family. Many people struggle to move past the stereotype of a cruise as men in tuxes, […]

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Review: Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Gretta Schifano writes at Mums Do Travel. She recently took her family to Milsons Kesgrave Hall and shares with us their fantastic time. Our first glimpse of Kesgrave Hall is through a pretty scattering of trees twinkling with fairy lights at dusk. As we drive through the woods on a late afternoon in December the Suffolk hotel looks […]

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14 Tips for a Successful Family Ski Trip…

It’s that time again – the ski slopes of Europe and beyond are well and truly covered with snow, and are ready and waiting for you to get your skis on. So whether you cannot wait to get back on the piste, or if 2014 is the first time you will ski together as a […]

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8 fabulous family holiday ideas for 2014

Bored of the same old family holidays? Make 2014 the year you try something new and exciting, says William Gray, editor of 101familyholidays.co.uk. Over to William: Don’t get me wrong – we love a beach holiday as much as any family. Just occasionally, though, it’s good to venture beyond the pool and kids’ club and […]

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Review: Cinderella at the Unicorn Theatre

There comes a point in every young girl’s life when she’s over the whole princess thing. At least, that’s what happened in our family. My daughter no longer wants her heroines served up with a dollop of glitter and a saccharine disposition. That’s one of the reasons we were excited and intrigued by Unicorn Theatre’s […]

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Is a stolen phone = a lost identity?

Hey blogger! Are you addicted to your mobile phone? NO? Are you sure? The Family Adventure Project’s Kirstie Pelling believed her handset was just something that allowed her to work in coffee shops. Until it was stolen. And she realised it had actually become an extension of herself… A mobile phone is pretty important to […]

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Tesco Mum of the Year Awards Shortlist

If you bump into BritMums co-founder Susanna Scott and she looks a little weary, cut her some slack. Susanna is a judge of the Tesco Mum of the Yearn Awards 2014 and, along with the rest of the panel, has to choose six winners from over 30 shortlisted mums. The Awards, which are in their […]

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