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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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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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Adventure Ideas: Surf Woolacombe Bay, Devon

Body Boarding

Adventure Ideas: Surf Woolacombe Bay, Devon There are many reasons to visit Woolacombe in Devon. And yet there is really only one. The Surf. OK, the Devon swell might not have the panorama of Hawaii or Bondi, but it does have the drama. It may not be hot, but it is without doubt, cool. And […]

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Segway Tour Catalonia Style

Segway Tour Catalonia Ever ridden a Segway? They’re not as easy as they look you know. But once you’ve mastered one you can easily strike out across miles of countryside, forest track, and yes, river. Without putting in much effort. I took to the hills of Sant Llorenc del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park in […]

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What floats your boat? Are you a water baby?

Family Sailing

What floats your boat? Are you a water baby? I’m not. Not naturally anyway. Yet some of the best moments of my life have come from my kids enjoying messing about on the water. In this post, brought to you in association with Look Insurance, I’ve been thinking about’ ‘What floats my boat?‘ and how the […]

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Formula One Cycling at Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Formula 1 Track Abu Dhabi

Formula One Cycling at Yas Marina Circuit Have you ever dreamed of racing on a Formula One circuit? On a ladies shopper bike? No? Me neither. In my dreams I have always been Ferrari badged, dressed in racing red, squeezed into a carbon fibre cockpit. In my dreams. But that’s not how it is today. No, […]

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7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona

Cycling on the Delta Llobjegat, Costa Barcelona

7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona Looking for a city break with a gateway into the countryside? Then bag yourself some cheap flights to Barcelona. While the city itself is one of the busiest in Europe, it’s just a short hop to the Costa Barcelona, a green province with a wide network of nature […]

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Family Nordic Skiing at Guils Fontanera, Catalonia

Looking out over Cerdanya from Guils Fontanera

Family Nordic Skiing at Guils Fontanera, Catalonia Fancy a skiing holiday without the cost of a lift pass or the queues to get on the mountain? Have you thought about trying Nordic skiing? It’s a peaceful, bonding, more natural experience than its downhill sister. But be warned; it is more challenging than it first appears, […]

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Vall de Nuria – A Playground for Families

Sledging at Vall de Nuria

Vall de Nuria – A Playground for Families In the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, tucked into a valley inaccessible by car, is a year round mountain playground. You’ll know you are close to Vall de Nuria when you hear the squeals of laughter. And the toot toot of the colourful little train, the only […]

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