Austria

Watching the action at Area 47. Copyright Gretta Schifano

Area 47 activities

Area 47 Area 47 is a fantastic extreme sports adventure park in the Austrian Tirol. It offers everything from a high ropes course to white water rafting to blobbing to motocross and many more adventurous … Read more...

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Italy

Cannoli. Copyright Gretta Schifano

What to eat in Sicily

One of the best things about Sicily is the amazing and diverse food on offer there. Sicily has been occupied by many different powers over the centuries and the influence of these various cultures can still be … Read more...

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Cruise

MSC Preziosa Taking photos of Venice from our balcony.Copyright Gretta Schifano

Room report: MSC Preziosa

MSC Preziosa MSC Preziosa is one of 12 cruise ships belonging to MSC Cruises and it's simply huge. It's 333m long, 38m wide, has 18 decks and was launched in 2013. I was a guest on board MSC Preziosa this … Read more...

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France

Longues-sur-Mer Battery. Copyright Gretta Schifano

Things to do in Normandy with kids

I went to Normandy recently to find out about D-Day. There are events happening after the 70th anniversary of D-Day across the region for 100 days to remember the Battle of Normandy.  But there's more to … Read more...

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Things to do in…

Caryatids – Erectheion temple on Acropolis hill. Shutterstock image courtesy of DiscoverGreece.com

Top things to do in Athens with kids

I’m looking forward to our first family trip to Athens. We’re going to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday by spending a few days in the Greek capital. He said that he didn’t want a party but would like us to … Read more...

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Volunteering

Beach cleaning by kayak, NT Stackpole, Wales. Copyright Gretta Schifano.

Family volunteering holidays

Volunteering holidays are increasingly popular with everyone from gap year students to retired people but family volunteering holidays can also be a great option. The best volunteering trips work to support the … Read more...

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