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The Magic of Christmas is Making Old Folks Cry

Christmas Lights in Holme Cumbria

The Magic of Christmas is Making Old Folks Cry Have you experienced the magic of Christmas yet? Is the fairy on the tree waving her wand for you? What touches you emotionally in the festive season? For me the magic always comes sideways, from a place I least expect. And it’s not always glitter coated… […]

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What is the Perfect Holiday? A Snowball?

Skiing at La Molina Pyrenees

What is the Perfect Holiday? Last year we went skiing for the first time as a family. The children really took to it. It was hard to believe they had never been on a piste before as they hurtled down red runs at La Molina, Masella and Vallter 2000. But despite the vastness of the […]

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Heart of the Lakes: Heart Shaped Travel Experiment

Coniston from East Shore Road in Autumn

Heart of the Lakes: An Experiment in Heart Shaped Travel How do you like to journey? Are you a planner? A dreamer? A dictator? Have you ever given creative control of your trip to someone or someTHING else? We recently put a cycle tour in the hands of an app and set out on a mission […]

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Driving in Japan: Tips for a Japanese Road Trip

Japanese Road Trip

Driving in Japan: Tips for a Japanese Road Trip Taking a Japanese road trip is like taking a swim in a Mount Fuji Lake. You plunge in headfirst, gasping for air and paddling like a supersonic duck. But once you right yourself and start to swim, it can be a reflective, Zen-like experience, blessed with amazing views […]

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Why Do We Explore? Reach For Your Moon

Why do we explore

Why Do We Explore? Reach For Your Moon  Why do we explore? What would a man who had been to the moon say to us ‘ordinary folk’ about exploring? Is it for everyone or is true adventure the province of elite athletes, professional adventurers and high end adventure companies?   Who has the desire to explore? “People […]

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Cancun Adventure Ideas for a Family of Explorers

Adventure Ideas Cancun

Cancun Adventure Ideas for a Family of Explorers Do you have a family of budding explorers? Fancy taking them back to the beginnings of civilization or giving them an eco-adventure, but all within easy reach of the beach? Then consider an independent trip to Cancun and the Riviera Maya, a resort well known for its beaches but that […]

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Taking a Family Wine Tour Catalonian Style

Fermentation Tank at Eudald Massana Noya Winery, Costa Barcelona

Family Wine tours in Catalonia Do you love wine? Of course you do. Have you ever considered taking the family on a wine tour? Of course you haven’t. Well then let me introduce you to the wineries of Catalonia where you and the kids can hike, bike, paint, nordic walk and learn about wine production […]

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Why Visit The Philippines? For Travel that Matters

Preparing the banca for an island hopping excursion at Mactan Is

Why visit The Philippines? For Travel that Matters Do you believe in making your travel matter? Are you thinking about a long haul trip this year? If so, would you consider The Philippines? November 8th was the anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. On this day in 2013 the super typhoon, one of the strongest cyclones on record, […]

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