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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Hidden waterfalls and abandoned mills

The Cascadas de Oneta in Asturias, Spain are an amazing sight… but you need to be able to find them first.

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Paw prints and irreverent graffiti – Magical afternoons in Santarém

A chance discovery leads the kids to a magical place, giving me the opportunity to explore a wonderfully authentic Portuguese city.

My eldest daughter noticed them first. Paw prints, distinctly feline. Green, pink, yellow, orange, red… the more we looked the more we found, all over the sun-scorched cobblestones of Santarém’s old town. We followed them (of course we followed them!) and what we found was quite extraordinary.

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