Ötzi house. Copyright Gretta Schifano

Ötzi Dorf Stone Age village, Austria

Ötzi Dorf is a recreation of a neolithic village in the unspoilt Ötztal valley in the Austrian Tirol. The open-air museum was inspired by the discovery of the body of a prehistoric man frozen in the mountains … Read more...

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Fiat 500, Noto, Sicily. Copyright Gretta Schifano

How to drive in Sicily

It's possible that I'm not fully qualified to write this post because I've never actually driven in Sicily.  I've been driven in Sicily a lot though, most recently by my husband on our family holiday there this … Read more...

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View of Dubrovnik from the city walls. Copyright Gretta Schifano

Things to do in Dubrovnik with kids

‘This place is just gorgeous, I can’t believe how lovely it is’ I say. ‘You’ve said that already, loads of times’ sighs my fifteen year-old daughter. Dubrovnik We’re spending a few hours in the city of … Read more...

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

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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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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