They say that the best adventures are unplanned. I disagree.
I believe that the best adventures are those with a bare skeleton of a plan: something concrete enough to include at least one clear goal or objective, yet vague enough to allow spontaneity to thrive and flexibility to reign.
Take scooters and cupcakes, for example. Don’t ask why, but I figured that an urban micro-scooter adventure with the kids might be a rather pleasant thing to do on this sunny winter’s day. Simultaneously, I (somewhat randomly) remembered a delicious cupcake given to me a couple of weeks ago.
The seeds of a plan had been unwittingly sown: explore Luxembourg City on our micro-scooters and find a place selling cupcakes. Well, why not?
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Contemporary art and water sports are not exactly two subjects which immediately spring to mind as being mutually complementary. However, in the wonderful setting of Vejle harbour in Jutland (Denmark), large-scale works of art have been thoughtfully placed out in the fjord… and the only way to appreciate them fully is by kayak or canoe.
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Ever had a family travel experience scuppered by health and safety regulations and an absurd insurance policy? We have.
Travel isn’t about ticking off beautiful places; it’s about gaining new experiences, stepping outside your everyday world and seeing things from a different perspective. So for my village-reared country kids, Mannheim was a source of wonder and amazement.
In the mid- 1950s, an entire photo exhibition went “viral”. And it is still going strong today, permanently displayed in a handsome castle in Luxembourg. So what did my kids make of it?
At a highly unusual museum in the Netherlands, visitors don’t get to see any of the main exhibits.
Dull see-saws and creaky roundabouts? Not in Luxembourg City, where the kids’ playgrounds are joyous, colourful works of art.