A Day Out on Wolfgangsee, Austria

Austria’s Salzkammergut is a picture-perfect region of lakes and mountains near Salzburg. Even if you only have one day to visit this region it’s still possible to experience some of its very best views. Read on for our guide to an easy and accessible family day out on Wolfgangsee, Austria.

A Family Interrail Guide

Is it feasible to go on a multi-centre European family holiday by train? Absolutely! Here’s a brief guide for anyone considering taking their family interrailing.

How to keep kids busy on long train journeys

We spent a total of 29 hours on trains during our summer holiday. Here’s a brief rundown of the ways we kept busy.

Things to do in Fowey, Cornwall

The harbour town of Fowey is about an hour’s drive west of Plymouth and is easily accessible from the A30. Once there you’re in a maze of small streets set around a natural harbour with views across the Fowey River to the village of Polruan. It’s still a working port, exporting China Clay from the deep water harbour.

A British Bottlenose Dolphin Adventure

The waters of Cardigan Bay are home to a group of around 250 bottlenose dolphins. Yes, that’s right, dolphins living in British waters. They are stay here year-round and are one of only two resident groups of bottlenose dolphins living in the UK.

9 Things to do in the Dordogne / Lot

We’ve been visiting the area at least once a year for nearly nine years now, and over that time have built up a pretty good knowledge of where to go and what to do with and without kids and at different times of year. So here you are, our top tips of what to do in the Dordogne / Lot regions!

7 reasons to fall in love with the Ile de Ré

If you haven’t heard of the Ile de Ré (and quite honestly, if you haven’t, where have you been?) it’s a small island, just 19 miles (30 kms) long and 3 miles (5 kms) wide, off the west coast of France.

Top Ten Kid-friendly Activities in North Yorkshire

At low tide the sand stretches for miles, and the grey rocky scars, covered with slippery seaweed, reach out like fingers into the sea.

A French Easter Egg Hunt…

Easter egg hunts come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the classic free-for-all experienced by the kids at their pre-school playgroups. There’s the treasure hunt (which we favour at home) – follow the clues to find the eggs. There’s the much-loved National Trust combo of finding clues to receive a prize. And then there’s thisContinue reading “A French Easter Egg Hunt…”

Mexico – where? how?

We are faced with a big question to answer as we plan the next stage of our trip. From Santa Monica, where should we head? The goal is Mexico, but which would be the best route? Do we stick to the PCH, head down the coast and into Baja California? Once there we’ll have toContinue reading “Mexico – where? how?”