Holiday snaps

Ice driving, Madesimo, Italy. Copyright Gretta Schifano

Holiday snaps: Ice driving, Italy.

When I was invited to drive on ice in a modified rally car I was terrified (I'd recently written off a car in an accident on black ice). So I made myself do it and was surprised that I really enjoyed the … Read more...

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Room reports

Hilton London Metropole. Copyright Gretta Schifano

Room Report: Hilton London Metropole

Hilton London Metropole We headed up to London by train one Friday morning and took the tube to Edgware Road station. My eleven year-old son had an INSET* day and we’d been invited to review one of the family … Read more...

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Italy

Villa Pia country house. Image courtesy of Villa Pia.

Villa Pia, Umbria, Italy

Villa Pia looks wonderful. It’s a 15th century manor house in the Umbrian village of Lippiano, Italy, where you can stay with your children. Villa Pia offers all-inclusive luxury family holidays in … Read more...

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Greece

Parthenon, Athens. Copyright Gretta Schifano

A family trip to Athens

There seem to be quite a few negative stories in the media about Athens these days: political uncertainty, economic woes and public discontent. But don't let this coverage discourage you from going to the Greek … 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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