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By Tom
On: 7th November, 2019

How To Do Rome With Kids - Part Two

  • Italy
  • Rome

Rome is a magical destination for families, but as with any successful trip, the proof is in the planning, so here are our direcor and founder Tom Barber's continued top tips for the perfect family trip to the Eternal City…

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By Tom
On: 5th November, 2019

How To Do Rome With Kids - Part One

  • Italy
  • Rome

Rome is a magical destination for families, but as with any successful trip, the proof is in the planning, so here are my top tips (and those of my wife and four children, who are never short of feedback on one of our family trips) for the perfect family trip to the Eternal City…

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By Tom
On: 25th October, 2019

Top 2020 Trips for Tweens

  • Jordan
  • Costa Rica
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey
  • Egypt

Welcome to the age of the 'tweenager' - the twilight zone between the innocence of early childhood and the dark ages of the teenage years. No need to panic though, because handled correctly these can be some of the most memorable (for all the right reasons) of all family travel times. For…

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By Tom
On: 9th October, 2019

Top Trips for Tots 2020

Welcome to the exciting new world of family travel. You may have to make a few (temporary) compromises to your travel habits, but we're here to help with the transition. What you're ideally looking for at this nascent stage is child-friendly hotels that are, conversely, not entirely…

Waterberg safari
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By Tom
On: 2nd July, 2019

The Best Family Holiday Ever: Part 2

  • South Africa
  • Madikwe & The Waterberg

Part one of my tales from our family holiday in South Africa took us from Cape Town to the Winelands, while in part two we head on up the coast along the Garden Route and then north to the Waterberg for a family safari…

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By Tom
On: 27th June, 2019

The Best Family Holiday Ever: Part 1

  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape

If you haven't seen our latest Family Brochure yet, I'd like to think it's the best we've ever produced, and that's including two that won the illustrious Guardian/Observer Best Brochure of the Year award. The reason? We've meticulously laid out the best family travel destinations (some…

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By Olivia
On: 12th June, 2019

Enrol Into The School Of Life

  • Italy
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Iceland
  • Botswana
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • North Bali
  • Seminyak & Southern Bali

It might sound clichéd, but travel is one of life's greatest teachers. Whether you want to encourage your kiddos to learn by taking them to see the frescos in Florence, or by meeting the cast of The Lion King and understanding their habitat on a Big Five safari in South Africa, our travel…

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By Tom
On: 18th April, 2019

Are We Nearly There Yet?

Keep the use of that dreaded phrase to a minimum with these road tested ruses...

young girl looking for wildlife
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By Tom
On: 22nd May, 2018

Travelling with Tweens

The world is their oyster... just don't try making them eat one. Follow these few simple ground rules and these could just be the happiest holidays you ever have...

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By Tom
On: 29th March, 2018

Europe for Youths

  • Iceland
  • Spain
  • Greece

Elsewhere in our blog we've talked about Travelling with Teenagers, given Teen to Teen Advice as well as Parental Advice on family holidays all around the far flung corners of our glorious globe. Now that every hidden nook and secret cranny is now in play with teens in tow, let's not forget…