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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 Family Road Trip

Japanese Road Trip

Driving in Japan: Tips for a Family 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 […]

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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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Road Trip South America – Patagonia

Patagonian Sunset

Road Trip South America – Patagonia Have you ever fancied driving to the end of the world? (Or going there on a bike?) The road from Santiago de Chile to Ushuaia in South America combines unpaved wilderness with fast highway and awe inspiring natural attractions. It’s an incredible journey, crossing in and out of two […]

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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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Talking Point: Racing Extinction

Baby and nature

Talking Point: Racing Extinction In the last couple of weeks, two very different film projects have jolted me with messages of hope and despair, and made me reassess some family habits for the first time in a rather long while. It’s good to know art can do that… for there is some serious work to be done. […]

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10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage

English Heritage Days Out

10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage Tired of dragging vacant kids around museums that only speak of the past? Want to engage them in the story and drama behind their heritage? English Heritage properties might be about history but many of them reach out to the modern family. In this post, brought to […]

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Sticker on the Heart: Taiji Dolphin Protest at The Cove

Dolphin in captivity at Taiji Whale Museum

A Sticker on the Heart: Family Taiji Dolphin Protest at The Cove Would you ever take action for what you believe in? What if that action may have consequences? And your children are there to witness, or even join in? While on holiday in Japan this summer we watched ‘The Cove’, a documentary about the […]

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