Cool Kids Travel Loves: Disneyland, California

If you’re in California and in two minds about visiting Disneyland, let me help you make a decision. You should go. Bite the bullet, take the hit on the wallet and go. Because, despite the prices, the queues, the out of control materialism and folks wandering around inexplicably gnawing on overpriced turkey legs (really) – there is something surprisingly charming…

Cool Kids Travel Loves: Reykjavik

With its glaciers and geysers, waterfalls and wild beaches, Iceland is a magical place to visit with kids. Aesthetically, it’s a combination of the moon, Middle Earth and the Highlands of Scotland making it uniquely other-worldly looking. Just the journey in from Keflavik airport to central Reykjavik gives a tantalising glimpse of the mysterious landscape; lava fields and hazy mountains in the distance,…

Cool Kids Travel Loves: Los Angeles

Having close family in California means we have been regular visitors to Los Angeles for the last decade or so. A huge, sprawling city; busy and crazy and full of cars, LA might not be an obvious choice for a child friendly trip. It hasn’t got the greatest reputation in the world either so understandably some people visit California and…

Cool Kids Travel Loves: Venice

Our final stop on our Italian adventure, after Bologna and Florence, was the beautiful floating city of  Venice. I don’t think anything can prepare you for the sensory overload of seeing Venice for the first time. For the first couple of hours of being in the city, we wandered around in a trance. I mean I know it’s famously…

Cool Kids Travel Loves: Florence

Florence was the next stop on our Italian adventure. Read Part 1 here.  Famously beautiful, its compact city centre is a World Heritage Site and very simple to navigate on  foot, making it easy to walk around with children. Many of the main attractions sit either side of the River Arno and are located around the Ponte Vecchio; a medieval…

Cool Kids Travel loves: Oxford

I do love a day out in Oxford. Just being there makes you feel clever. It has museums to rival London and its compact city centre means it is much easier to get around and see the sights. In the sprit of this, the University of Oxford have given an absolute gift to parents in…

Cool Kids Travel loves: Bologna

The Italian cities are perhaps not the first places you think of when planning a summer holiday for your family; they’re hot, there’s *some* walking required and most children generally have minimal to zero interest in looking at the great art works of the Renaissance. But sometimes, you have to take a leap of faith….

Cool Kids Travel Loves: North Norfolk

Driving along the coastal road in North Norfolk, you’d be forgiven for thinking you might just be somewhere else; the sea glittering in the early evening sun making silhouettes of the paddle boarders and kite-surfers, the towering pines stretching along the soft sands of Wells beach and the wild, unspoilt beach at Holkham – squint…