A supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again: Camping holidays with kids

Camping with kids can either be utterly wonderful or completely hideous – a triumph or a tragedy. Having had both types of camping ‘experiences’ including one where things got seriously Shakespearean – think A Comedy of Errors meets The Tempest – I know from experience that when camping goes wrong, it can go very wrong. A bad anything can put you…

Holidaying in Mallorca with kids: Beautiful Fornalutx and Soller

Although Mallorca has managed to shake off most of its ‘Boozy Brits behaving badly in the Balearics ‘ image, if you have young children and are planning a family trip to the island, you might have a touch of the heebie jeebies about where to base yourselves. The last thing anyone wants when they’re trying to gently…

A weekend in super-cool Reykjavik with the kids

With its glaciers, geysers, waterfalls and wild beaches, Iceland is a magical place to visit. 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, plumes of steam…