Family travel with flair

New York City: A girls’ day out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

No visit to New York City is complete without a visit to Williamsburg in Brooklyn — one of the coolest places in the city, at least for the next minute or two, if you listen to the buzz. (A lot of New Yorkers will tell you Williamsburg is past-it, and in my experience when the is-it-cool-or-is-it-over debate gets going in earnest, you know that the area has probably lost some of its edge and artsy cachet, but...

My latest dream destination: Hawaii

Over on BritMums we’ve been running the #Flying100 Family Holiday Challenge with IATA on one of my favourite topics: dream travel destinations. I can’t officially enter but this is a topic I could write on and on about. IATA is celebrating 100 years of commercial flight and that just reminds me of all the long-haul places to which I’d like to hop a jet: New Zealand, California, Japan (again),...

Should holidays be educational?

With 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 holidays educational? And should they be? At base, the important thing is to spend time as a family — something difficult to do as we all get increasingly busy. But in my experience holidays — which involve exploring,...

Milestone Hotel: Family luxury in Kensington

I’ve heard of dream hotels, but this is ridiculous. After visiting the sumptuous Milestone Hotel in Kensington, touring the richly designed rooms and eating its delectable high tea, I actually dreamed about it.     In my dream, I was wandering the hotel, slipping into unoccupied rooms and discovering arresting views, gorgeous artwork, and furnishings that make you want to pledge your undying love....

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