Family travel with flair

Child-free zone on planes? Heck, yea...

  This week budget Indian airlines IndiGo announced child-free seating zones on all its planes. Some parents are in an uproar. I think it’s a great idea. I’ve been writing about travel for...

Staying at Cowley Manor with teens

Take my advice when you visit Cowley Manor. Even if the Isamu Noguchi table in the sitting room is a little ill-placed, don’t try to move it yourself. Even when you know the freeform glass top merely rests on...

Bath: A video room review of Bath Mi...

Recently we did that rare thing for parents, we spent a weekend away just the two us. We went to Bath and stayed in the lovely Bath Mill Lodge Retreat, self-catering accommodation situated in a lovely little...

iPhoneography: The streets of Nepal

For me, one of the first and most exciting moments upon arrival to a new country is catching glimpses of the people, the architecture and the vibe of the destination from the taxi from the aeroport. I...

The complete checklist for car journ...

Being from Texas, I have a particular love for road trips; the journey is part of the experience, with the open road, good music on the car stereo, chat, everything you need packed inside. Once you have kids,...

Review: Trentham Monkey Forest, Staf...

They scamper, they play, they consume a massive amount of fruit. In the event your own little monkeys would enjoy meeting their animal kingdom counterparts, swing over to Trentham Monkey Forest, just outside...

10 British gifts to give Americans f...

Mention the British summer and you’re sure to inspire a downpour of jokes about the cold weather and rain. Never mind. In my experience there is something quite special about summer in the UK. Perhaps...

Review: Hollie & Harrie Sombril...

I wouldn’t venture out for a day at the beach without major sun protection: a rashguard for my shoulders, surf shorts to protect my blue-white thighs, zinc oxide for my nose and my trusty cowboy hat....

England: Review of Bath Mill Lodge R...

My husband and I dropped our daughter off like a sack of potatoes at Granny and Grandpa’s before we turned up at Bath Mill Lodge. I would have felt a twinge of guilt, but that was the whole idea of our stay...

A mother-daughter holiday challenge ...

When we visited Moliets et Maa recently, the folks at the holiday company Madame Vacances set my daughter and I some challenges. Our mission, should we choose to accept it: Experience what the area had to...

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