Frascati: the perfect summer base for Rome

Frascati: the perfect summer base for Rome

Rome is hot in the summer and I didn’t think I’d ever willingly choose to pay it a visit at the end of July. However, flight prices to our chosen summer holiday destination of Le…

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Free things to do in Hertfordshire

Free things to do in Hertfordshire

Free things to do in Hertfordshire Like most parents, I’m always keen to avoid spending a fortune over the summer months on days out in Hertfordshire with my children. So I’ve compiled a list of…

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Family holidays in Syracuse Sicily

Family holidays in Syracuse Sicily

Family holidays in Syracuse Sicily Syracuse (or Siracusa in Italian), on the east coast of Sicily, is ideal for a city break, with or without kids. It’s just an hour’s drive south of Catania airport…

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Farm holidays in Italy: why stay on an agriturismo?

Farm holidays in Italy: why stay on …

Farm holidays in Italy: why an agriturismo is perfect for families An “agriturismo” is an Italian farm which offers accommodation to guests. I have taken several farm holidays in Italy over the last twenty or…

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Family holidays with teenagers: 15 summer holiday ideas

Family holidays with teenagers: 15 summer holiday ideas

Family holidays with teenagers… discuss. With your children now in their teenage years, does it feel as if the end of the family holiday is nigh? You might look on this with relief, fear, sadness…

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Holiday inspiration part 3: alternative ideas to the hot family summer holiday

Holiday inspiration part 3: alternative ideas to the …

Looking for family holiday inspiration? I love hot sunny weather as much as the next person. However, I discovered last year on a trip to Spain with my sons that travelling in the heat with…

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Family trip to Italy: 5 holiday ideas

Family trip to Italy: 5 holiday ideas

Italy is a popular family holiday destination; pasta, pizza, sandy beaches, child-adoring locals and favourable weather, what more could you ask for? Well, quite a few of us parents need an injection of culture or…

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City breaks with kids: tips and destination ideas

City breaks with kids: tips and destination …

City breaks with kids If pre-kids you were a keen traveller, you will no doubt be mourning the loss of the city break which for many parents no longer seems possible with little ones in…

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