Quinn family standing together at the lamai viewpoint in koh samui

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Our magical Palace of Knossos visit

Greek history is simply fascinating. Being one of the oldest civilisations in the world there’s so much we can learn from a visit. The island of Crete is home to many historical locations perfect for a bit of learning on the go. One of the most popular is the Minoan Palace of Knossos near Heraklion.

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exterior of domaine de raba hotel near bordeaux with grape vines outside

Domaine de Raba review – A luxury hotel near Bordeaux

As beautiful hotels go, I don’t think we’ve found many quiet as pretty as the Domaine de Raba in Talence, France. This is a stunning destination hotel near Bordeaux which somehow manages to combine wellness with glorious opulence. We were visiting as a family of three but I imagine it’s also the perfect place for

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cathedral in palma de mallorca under a deep blue sky

Palma De Mallorca With Kids

The Balearic Island of Mallorca is a fantastic place for a holiday with kids, only two and a half hours flight from London and beautiful temperatures from Spring to Autumn you wont be disappointed. Places like Alcudia and Puerto de Pollensa can be great to visit for families as there is loads to do with

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the dordogne river from above with a small chateaux on the side

Visiting the Dordogne with kids

France is a great bet for a family holiday, it’s absolutely stunning, the food is delicious and there is an endless array of child friendly activities. But which area to pick? The South West is one of my favourites for weeks of fun, sun and outdoor activities so here is everything you need to know

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carbis bay beach with driftwood and dog in the background in winter

Visiting Cornwall in Winter, The Ultimate Guide

Off Season in Cornwall is probably my favourite time to visit. Yes it’s cold but bear with me, it’s absolutely worth visiting Cornwall in winter. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission if you book via one of them at no extra cost to you. Why I love visiting Cornwall in

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holiding up multimedia umbrellas at the netherlands pavilion

Why I loved the Netherlands Pavilion Expo 2020

The Netherlands Pavilion at Expo 2020 is not just a building, it’s a biotope. No, I had no idea what that was either until we visited! A Biotope basically mean a “place of life” and the Netherlands have embraced this philosophy creating a self sustainable harvesting machine. It’s a closed loop system meaning it creates

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the palace of versailles in France

Visiting Versailles with Kids

Versailles in France is often overlooked for its more famous neighbour Paris. Often added last minute to an itinerary as a day trip from the city of lights. But I really thinks it’s worth it’s own stopover. In fact we often opt to stay in Versailles and take a day trip to Paris instead. Whichever

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heart shaped cloud peeking out from behind the eiffel tower

Top places to get the best view of the Eiffel Tower

At over 300 metres tall you can get a pretty great view of the Eiffel Tower from most spots in Paris. Its triangular shape welcomes you to the city and provides an excellent grounding point if you’re feeling a little lost. However sometimes you want to be a little bit extra and get some really

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