Tag: travel with kids

3 of the best Christmas markets in Europe

Christmas markets have always held such an allure for me. When I was in Berlin reviewing the 25 Hours Hotel, we visited the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz, overlooked by the stunning Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. As we sipped gluhwein and ate gingerbread in cosy wooden huts it was hard not to get into the Christmas spirit.…

By travelyoutopia November 8, 2022 0

Best places to see the Northern Lights

The lure of witnessing the elusive Aurora Borealis is strong, particularly as winter approaches. I’ve always wanted to travel to Scandinavia for a chance to see them but still haven’t quite made it – one day. But I have found the best places in Europe where you might just glimpse them. Inari, Finland The Northern Lights are…

By travelyoutopia October 16, 2022 0

Edinburgh with kids

Before this summer I’d never visited Edinburgh. Shameful, I know. So with foreign travel still too uncertain, August was the perfect time to go. I was all set to go solo but managed to persuade my daughter to come with me on a three day mini break. Thankfully, Scotland’s capital didn’t disappoint. This beautiful city…

By travelyoutopia November 3, 2021 0

Sagres – Wilderness discovered

The last time I visited Portugal was back in 2004 when I lived in Amsterdam with my boyfriend (now husband). At the pre-kids stage of our relationship, our two-week road trip of the Alentejo region of Portugal involved stays in chic, boutique hotels, late night bar crawls in Lisbon and lazy days soaking up the…

By travelyoutopia September 27, 2020 0

Review: 25Hours Hotels, Bikini Berlin

Berlin has it all – fascinating history, culture, thriving food and arts scene, nightlife to rival London’s and shopping opportunities galore. The wall came down in 1989 and what followed was a metamorphosis of Berlin into a hip, forward-thinking city with a distinctly unique character, laid back noir charm and cool hangouts all over this…

By travelyoutopia September 17, 2020 0

Caban Cader & Snowdonia National Park

We headed to Wales with the kids to explore Snowdonia National Park and were blown away by its natural beauty. If you’re wondering where to go on your next family holiday it’s definitely worth considering. Caban Cader, five miles from Machynlleth, was our home for a few nights, booked through the brilliant Canopy & Stars. It…

By travelyoutopia September 8, 2020 0

Let the adventures begin

A few years ago I was busy planning our first family trip to a long haul destination – Sri Lanka. I’d been commissioned to write a piece for TTG Luxury magazine, recording our month long road trip across the island. Not only did our trip re-ignite my love of travelling to exotic, off-the-beaten-track places, it…

By travelyoutopia August 22, 2020 0