About Mark Frary

Mark Frary is the editor of 101 Family Holidays. Mark is a regular contributor to national newspapers, magazines and websites on travel. He has held a number of roles including The Sunday Times travel agony uncle and ski correspondent and business travel editor at The Times. He writes for Huffington Post and his own family travel blog Travelling with the Kids and has circumnavigated the globe several times with the family in hot pursuit. Mark has won a number of awards for his travel writing.

Author Mark Frary

Diani Beach Kenya

20 perfect beaches around the world

What makes the perfect beach? In my view, it is a very personal thing; some like people-watching on crowded seashores, while others do not want to see another soul to spoil their beach reveries. Others want fine, powdery sand so they can share those ideal moments on Instagram while others love the feel of firm […]

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All-inclusive resorts: Why go & 10 of the best

The idea of all-inclusive holidays has been around for more than half a century. The pay-once holiday idea in its modern sense was dreamed up by Club Med in the early 1950s when the company’s Gerard Blitz opened his first resort at Alcudia in Majorca. At the time, Blitz said he wanted to “eliminate extra […]

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5 family holidays to keep everyone happy

For me, and I am sure many other parents, there is an annual balancing act to be performed. It isn’t the angst that many parents go through of choosing between being there for the children or going out to work. Nor is it the choice between having another glass of prosecco and being able to […]

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Kids on the beach in Malaysia

How to take a spontaneous trip to…Malaysia

At the school gate, I knew we were doing something slightly different from the norm when I started getting blank stares and wrinkled brows after I mentioned where we were taking the kids for the Easter holidays. If I had said Malaga instead of Malaysia, the reaction might have been slightly different. Easter is a great […]

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Time to learn, not sunburn: Great holiday ideas for curious families

Learning doesn’t stop when school’s out for summer, at least not in our house. The learning holidays we find best are where everyone starts as a complete novice and we learn something together as a family, going through the pain of failure before emerging into the pleasure of a new skill gained. The range of […]

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Volcano Bay, Orlando

10 places you must visit in 2017

It is at this time of year that thoughts start to turn to where to go for next year’s big holidays. While some of us like the tried and tested route of going back to the same hotel year-in, year-out – and I say there’s nothing wrong with that – some of us like to […]

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It’s not too late: 20 ideas for getting away for October half term

October half term is upon us and many parents are thinking about slipping in a cheeky holiday before the run-up to Christmas but are wondering if things are still available. As it turns out, it’s not too late to book something and there are deals to be had. Autumnal weather doesn’t mean that going abroad […]

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Soneva Fushi in the Maldives

Family travel: 8 great geekcations around the world

Travel writer Mark Frary takes us through 8 great geekcations to take with kids around the world… I’ll admit it – I’m a bit of a geek. I studied astrophysics at university and old habits die hard. When it comes to holidays, I’m always keen to add an educational angle, particularly if there’s a bit of science […]

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