London – Smart choices with kids

We need to talk about “optimal resource management”.

That’s admittedly an unusual way to begin a family travel blog article, but making the most of what you have and taking smart decisions about you do are the keys to a successful family visit to London.

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Non-touristy Lisbon with kids

Lisbon with kids. It’s all about that oceanarium, the castle, and trundling up and down the narrow city streets on cutesy yellow trams, right? Well, no, not at all. There are many, many other kid-friendly highlights in Lisbon, most of which are much more relaxed than the more famous attractions. Here are some of our personal favourites:

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The Family of Man

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?

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The volcanoes of the Auvergne

How one overnight stay in the Auvergne (central France) sixteen years ago led to our family falling in love with a campsite, a river… and the dormant volcanoes that tower over them both.

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“Congés annuels” – A badly-timed visit to Nîmes

A home exchange in southern France sounded like a great idea at the time. However, Nîmes in August with four kids and a dog proved to be one of our most challenging travel experiences yet…

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