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?
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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…
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.
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.
Lohr am Main – The Snow White town
Did you know that Snow White actually existed? We ventured deep into the heart of Germany to explore the real-life town which inspired the fairest fairy tale of them all.
Scooters and cupcakes: An afternoon in Luxembourg City
They say that the best adventures are unplanned. I disagree. I believe that the best adventures are those with a […]
Karmøy – the birthplace of Norway
A home exchange in south-west Norway gives us the local knowledge required to fully explore a fascinating and historically-rich island.
The Ulster American Folk Park
Have you ever jumped back in time? We have. At the Ulster American Folk Park – an open-air museum near Omagh, Northern Ireland – we were immersed in the sights and sounds of a typical Ulster market day in spring 1917.