Holiday snaps

Prinsengracht Amsterdam. Copyright Gretta Schifano

Holiday snaps: Amsterdam

I took this photo in August 2013 on a trip to Amsterdam with my son, then 10 years old. We were invited to fly to Amsterdam with KLM from Manston, a tiny airport in Kent. It was our first time in the Dutch … Read more...

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Room reports

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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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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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…

Roman Baths, Bath Credit: visitbath.co.uk Copyright: Bath Tourism Plus / Colin Hawkin

11 great things to do in Bath with kids

Bath is a beautiful Georgian city in Southwest England. It’s so gorgeous and historically important that the whole city is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site. Famous for its Georgian terraces, Regency … 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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