Considering a short family cycling holiday with a difference? We explored the Ruhrgebiet – an enormous industrial region in the north-west of Germany. Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Essen, Dortmund – they are flat, cheap… and utterly unique. What more would you want?
Hidden gems of Nuremberg
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is famous for its gingerbread, bratwurst and hilltop castle. But delve deeper to discover fascinating hidden gems which bring the history of this Bavarian city closer. OK, ok… and there’s Playmobil Fun Park too…
Eguisheim – The stork and wine village of Alsace
Eguisheim is the Alsatian village that has it all: cute timber-framed houses, vineyards producing excellent wine, storks nesting overhead… and a very weird street plan…
A tale of two glaciers – Hiking to Folgefonna and Miage with kids
Hiking to Folgefonna glacier in Norway and Miage glacier in Italy with kids was never going to be easy. But after one failed mission, we finally touched a glacier.
Luisenpark – The most beautiful city park you’ve never heard of
What’s the most beautiful city park in Europe? Ask tourists and you’ll probably hear about the well-known parks of London, Munich or Barcelona. But ask the people of Mannheim, Germany, and you may get a different response…
Evora – highlights for families
Take some mystical standing stones. Add in a blue church, a quirky museum and several thousand human bones. Stir well. Simmer gently on the roof of a medieval cathedral and season generously with ancient monuments.
The result? A first-class family day trip to Evora, Portugal.
Concertgebouw – Culture for families in Bruges
Bruges is renowned for being a romantic getaway, not a family-friendly destination. But venture off the well-beaten tourist trails, and you’ll discover a hidden gem for the whole family.
London – Smart choices with kids
Visiting London with the whole family can be an unforgettable experience. But you’re going to need to make some smart choices to get the most out of your trip.
Domaine de Briange – A campsite with a difference
This eco-friendly haven of calm right in the heart of the popular Ardèche, France is a campsite with a difference. If you love camping (and don’t mind the occasional preying mantis in your tent) then you’ll probably love Camping Domaine de Briange.