Travel for curious families

2 secret places you need to visit in...

TweetThere’s practically nothing that travellers love more than a secret — a secret spot, a secret hotel (not so coincidentally, the name of a Budget Travel book I contributed to), any hot tip or...

Cotswolds: Delicious food at the Upt...

Tweet  One of the delights of the English countryside is farm shops. Countless times we’ve followed modest signs pointing to discover gustatorial Aladdin’s caves, full of luscious cheeses,...

Wales: Visiting the South Wales Mine...

TweetImagine the time period: It was the ’80s. We were collectively experiencing Purple Rain, we were wearing neon off-the-shoulder sweatshirts thanks to Wham!, and the miners’ strike was changing...

Hampshire: Exploring Hillier Gardens...

Tweet   There are few things more glorious than an English garden in fine weather. Before I moved to the UK I had no real understanding of how passionate the English are about gardening. They feel about...

Wales: Mountain biking in Afan Valle...

Tweet The first inkling I had that mountain biking was unlike toodling around Battersea Park on my Pashley was from the lovely Louise, owner of the Afan Lodge mountaining biking base and organiser of our...

Should holidays be educational?

TweetWith news lately of parents being fined for taking children out of school during term time to go on holiday, and MPs debating high season holiday prices, it naturally follows to ask the question: Are...

Jewelry that tells your travel story

TweetI’ve always liked the idea of charm bracelets — a piece of jewelry that tells a story. You add to it over time, each element significant in its own way. I begged my mother to buy me one when I was...

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