Travel for curious families

What Americans coming to the UK need...

Tweet My brother and his family are arriving from Texas, which has got me thinking about all the helpful advice I like to dole out to Americans who visit — tips that go beyond “don’t do the...

Visiting Winchester: Things to do wi...

TweetI blame the Mexicans. My husband and I had buzzed past Winchester on the M4 for years, always remarking that we should visit. The cathedral is one of the largest in England and we have a personal...

Postcard from Costa Barcelona

TweetI’ve just spent a a wonderful few days in the area around Barcelona with the folks from Costa Barcelona. “Costa Barcelona” is actually a new name for the combined areas of El Garraf,...

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...

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