What’s important to you when you go on holiday? Since having children, I’ve found this has changed dramatically – and continues to do so as they age. When they were small, it was all about high chairs and cots, babysitting and soft play. Now they’re older, it’s about doing stuff; going away and finding things […]
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Gretta Schifano, journalist and author of multi award winning travel blog mumsdotravel.com shares her family trip to the Austrian Tirol with BritMums readers Tirol in summer is Austria as you imagine it to be: a lush green region of lakes and rivers, craggy mountains, rolling meadows and pretty villages. Tirol is in western Austria and is a […]
There’s so much to do in London as a family, sometimes it’s hard to narrow it down to a specific area let alone activities that all will enjoy. The South Bank area, and neighbouring Westminster, is especially attractive. There are museums, theatres, a giant ferris wheel, the seat of government and a working river to explore […]
Jo MacGregor is the founder of Quo Vadis Travel, the family holidays company and she shares with BritMums her six insider tips to make sure you pick the best hotel or resort for your family holiday. The Pool This might look gorgeous in the photos but depending on where you are going and when it […]
As we were in France this year on our annual holiday I managed to convince the husband to let me go to Paris for one day on my own and whizz around the beautiful capital taking in as much as I possible could before returning to my family. I did some research and discovered that […]
As this summer comes to a close and our thoughts turn to summer 2015, Gretta Schifano author of the award winning travel blog Mums do travel shares her fabulous summer in Sicily with us. We think you might find a lot of reasons why Sicily should be on your bucket list, take a look. We went to the Italian […]
If you’ve ever dreamed of having a full-on Texas experience that lives up to that image created by old Westerns, cartoons and cowboy shows, Fort Worth is your place. Historically, it’s a cowtown on the Old Chisholm trail and these days it’s all about that cowboys and cattle heritage, with a bit of countryside […]
Sonoma for kids Think Sonoma, and you probably think of wine tasting. And it’s no wonder, this California county has more than 400 wineries, ranging from simple and rustic to downright luxurious. The tasting rooms buzz with knowledgeable staff, local wine buffs and tourists in shorts offering their views on the prolifically produced beverage. Couple […]
Ever since Jan and Dean dubbed it “Surf City USA,” Huntington Beach has lived up to the name. With 10 miles of sandy beaches (there are five to choose from) and “endless summer” temperatures consistently in the 70s, it’s a classic Californian surf town perfect for catching a wave. It’s also a fab one-stop destination for families wanting a base […]
If there’s one good idea I had this summer holiday it was to buy tickets for a tour of Buckingham Palace with the children. There are a few different tickets available and I chose the State Rooms and Gardens Highlight Tour. (£63.75 for 1 adult and 2 children ordered from The Royal Collection) My twins are 6 […]
I few months ago I travelled around Costa Barcelona, the area in Barcelona province near the city, to discover the fabulous getaways that are within easy reach via a day trip. When you venture a bit outside the city, you can take in a multitude of experiences that suit families particularly well because of the […]
Let’s face it: holidays abroad with families can be expensive. Between the cost of travel itself, accommodation and eating out – the Euros can quickly add up. Camping is not really my cup of tea – there is too much kit to bring. However, a mobile home – where you have real beds, gas, electrics […]
Sarah Tucker, an award-winning travel journalist, novelist, producer and broadcaster, writes about emotional benefits of travel. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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