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Often when we’re heading off on a family trip it’s all about reaching our destination as quickly as possible: the transportation from home to resort is just a means to an end. But that didn’t [...]

By | November 26th, 2013|Categories: Destinations|Tags: , , |0 Comments


Spotting throngs of excited tourists jostling for position at the quayside, we half-expected to see an A-list celebrity pulling up in their million-pound yacht. But the cameras were primed to catch sight of a more [...]

By | February 9th, 2013|Categories: Destinations|Tags: , |0 Comments


“The volcano’s erupting!” screamed a little boy beside me as a towering plume of steam shot out of the earth. As the spectacle subsided in the heart of Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park, the grinning guide, [...]

By | February 9th, 2013|Categories: Destinations|Tags: , |0 Comments

Leicestershire’s Stay, Play, Explore – 2015

Entertaining the kids isn’t cheap these days. Deep pockets are often essesntial, especially if you’re looking to visit several family-friendly attractions and, perhaps, stay overnight in a hotel. But there are exceptions, as visitors to [...]

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Destinations|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leicestershire’s Stay, Play, Explore – 2015


Madeira has been attracting British holidaymakers for decades and it’s easy to see why. Take the weather: after one of the UK’s worst summers on record, I was in need of some reliable sunshine – [...]

By | February 20th, 2013|Categories: Destinations|Tags: |0 Comments


If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Britain’s fleet of 1960s buses, visit Malta where myriad Bedfords and Leylands ply their trade on the island’s bumpy roads.   The garishly-painted relic creeping up the hill [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Categories: Destinations|Tags: |0 Comments