Jingle All the Way: The Big Fat Christmas Market Guide

Hear that? It's the distant sound of sleighs bells. In cities all across Europe, tinsel is being unravelled and snow globes are being polished in preparation for this year's Christmas market season. So you don't miss out on any of that Glögg-based...
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The Algarve with a Toddler in Tow

We recently headed off on our first holiday as a family of three to the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal. This was a place which my partner and I had holidayed in two summers before when I was pregnant and I have to admit that it was such a big...
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Legoland Billund: What to Know Before You Go

Fact: If all the Lego minifigures in the world got together there'd be over 4 billion of them and they'd make up the world's largest population. Invented in the small Danish town of Billund in 1932, the plastic yellow people have come a long way...
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Flying with Kids: 14 Apps to Beat Boredom at the Airport

Busy airport + kids = a recipe for tantrums, huffs and meltdowns.  If you're set to head off on a family trip in the coming weeks, now's the time to load up your tablet and/or smartphone with a few distractions.  To see you on your way, we've put...
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Baby on Board: Tips for Flying with Under Twos

Nobody ever said flying with young children and babies was going to be easy but there are plenty of simple things you can do to limit stress for you and your little ones at take-off, landing and everywhere in between.  We've asked five mums who...
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Europe’s Best Ice Cream: The Bucket List

Is there anything that says 'holiday' more than eating a big, fat, delicious, sticky, melty ice cream in the sun? For lovers of soft-scoop, gelato and 99s everywhere, we've created the ultimate European bucket list of ice cream worth flying for. Grab...
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The Tan Commandments: Realistic Rules For Sun Safety

If there’s one thing that’s as good as basking under a hot sun for a week or two, it's walking around at home afterwards with a gorgeous glow that makes you look healthy and skinnier, and reminds you of all the craic you had when you were away. But...
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The Hills Are Still Alive In Salzburg

It’s my second morning in Salzburg and I'm sitting aboard a coach with a joyous Julie Andrews emblazoned down the side, driving through the Austrian countryside, and yodeling along to the Lonely Goat Herd with a bunch of other nerds. I couldn’t be...
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If you build it, they will come… Europos Sculpture Park, Vilnius

I visit Europos Park on a bright, cold spring day. Intermittent rainfall exaggerates the sweet smell of pine in the air, and purple wildflowers carpet the soggy ground. Europos Park is an open-air art gallery, hidden away in woodlands about 20...
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Surviving The Family Holiday – Tips For Smart Kids

It’s one of the best times of the year, heading off on a family holiday - the excitement, the anticipation, the chance for everyone to spend some quality time together... but don't put on your rose-tinted sunglasses just yet, because family holidays...
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Exploring a Real Life Film Set in Cefalú, Sicily

  Golden hour. It’s half past six and the terraced houses have emptied their furniture, families, cats and dogs out on to the streets to savour the late sunshine. Pink bed-sheets flutter gently from a balcony as a Schillaci in the making...
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