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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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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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What do kids learn on holiday? Join our #Wales4Kids Challenge

A highlight of family holidays isn’t merely the break from work or the R&R – it’s watching our children enjoy new experiences and learn new skills. Visit Wales reckon that seeing children learn and grow is one of the best parts of getaways, and we couldn’t agree more. There is nothing like the moment they […]

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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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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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41 spooky Halloween foods, crafts & decorations

In the past year we have embraced Halloween on this side of the Atlantic, and there’s still time to prepare and enjoy the day of chills, thrills, food and fun. Here are some of the best ideas for celebrating with the entire family, from BritMums bloggers. Scroll down for: Decorating ideas Cookies & cakes Healthy […]

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What do kids really want from hotels?

What do kids want when they stay in hotels? Contrary to what some might think, it’s not necessarily XBox in the room. At BritMums we recently gathered together a group of family travel bloggers to talk about this and other travel blogging issues at our #KidsatTaj day. We were hosted at 51 Buckingham Gate, a […]

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Hangout: Tips for long-haul family travel

A big, long-haul adventure trip is something so many of us hope to take as a family — exposing our children (and ourselves) to new people, sights and lands. But they can be challenging. Because of the time and expense, we want to make the most of it and come away with happy lasting memories. […]

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40 tips for making family travel easier

How do you make family travel less stressful? Do you stick to your usual routines or relax the rules? What makes family travel easier? BritMums — along with cohosts, Anneli Faiers (@Delicieux_fr) and Paul Steele (@paul_steele), founder of BaldHiker.com and VisitBritain contributor — organised a Twitter party all about family travel, hashtag #HyattWLFG. It was […]

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Being a young spy at St. Ermin’s Hotel, London

Eleven-year-old Jessica Ebner-Statt tried out a kids’ spy package at this London hotel. Here, she reveals if young sleuths will like it. (Jessica’s also guest blogged for BritMums about the things kids like best at Disney World, Florida.) Do you know which American President has a statue on Parliament Square in London? Or how about […]

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Travel: 50 of our favourite gems for UK breaks

In our recent #loveukbreaks Twitter party we asked you to share your UK gems that demonstrate loud and clear that the UK is a great place to holiday. The #loveukbreaks party was sponsored by Hoseasons, the UK’s leading self-catering specialists who have been providing fantastic UK family holidays since 1944. Hoseasons accommodates more than 1 […]

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Touring Cadaques with Instagramers

Earlier this month on a visit to Costa Brava I went on a walk through Cadaqués with a group of British bloggers and Spanish Instagramers. This city is part of Spain and very close to the French border, yet it guards its Catalonian heritage strongly. What it showed was that Cadaqués — a delightful former […]

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Fulfilling a lifelong dream at SeaWorld, Florida

Sarah Ebner blogs at Family Travel Times. Here, she reviews one of the premiere attractions in Orlando, Florida. One of our recent family trips was part of a cherished dream that I had for as long as I can remember: to visit two worlds, Disney and Sea. I clearly recall aching to see a dolphin […]

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Money-making tips for travel bloggers (and other kinds too)

Earlier this month I appeared on a panel at Social Travel Market, the social media conference that’s part of the massive London World Travel Market. While there, I met some of the most innovative travel bloggers in the world — EverythingEverywhere.com, NomadicMatt.com, BudgetTraveller.org, LiveShareTravel, WildJunket.com and SoloTravelerBlog. They travel literally everywhere in the world. But […]

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Travel Round-up: Cornwall, Copenhagen and Betty the Campervan

  I’m writing this round-up the day before we are due to travel to Suffolk for a mini-break in the country. By the time you read this, I’ll be back home again. I do hope we’ve had a nice time. If we have, it will be largely down to the blogging community which was on top […]

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#ONEMums: What an Ethiopian Fair Trade factory looks

I spent a week in Ethiopia with the ONE organisation, seeing the worthwhile programmes funded by foreign aid and meeting people who are the new face of Ethiopia. Scroll down the bottom of the piece for information on what you can do and how to get involved. On Saturday we visited another scarf factory back […]

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Travel Round-up: Naughty names, dunes & yurts

There’s always something wonderfully childish about finding products in a foreign country which have a totally different meaning in English. Take the ‘Plopp’ chocolate we ate in Sweden in the summer: amused me immensely. Though not as much as a couple of the hotels we chose to stay in during our trip around the country. […]

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