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. Even though it is a huge, sprawling city, busy and crazy, we have found it to be a fantastic place for children – not least because it’s always sunny* so you can be outside all the time,…

Cool Kids Travel Loves: Venice

Our final stop on our Italian adventure, after Bologna and Florence, was the beautiful floating city of dreams, 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 dream like state, looking in hazy…

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’m certain that Oxford is on the list for most tourists visiting the UK, but it wasn’t until I had children, moved out of London to Hertfordshire and realised that Oxford was only a 45 minute drive from my house that I paid it any attention at all. London, possessive  mistress that she is, was…

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 works of the Masters of the Renaissance. But sometimes, you have to take a leap…

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; from the sea glittering in the early evening sun making silhouettes of the paddle boarders and kite-surfers, to the towering pines stretching along the soft sands of Wells beach and the wild, unspoilt beach at Holkham. There…