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What’s the best age for Disney?

Disneyland Paris

Never too old for Disney? Is there a best age for Disney? It’s a year since we met Mickey Mouse in Florida. My son pointed this out recently. Which is unusual because anniversaries aren’t particularly relevant to an 11 year old. But I had also been thinking it myself, and wishing I could turn the [...]

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Tibidabo amusement park – nostalgic family fun

Tibidabo amusement park – nostalgic family fun For a gentle rush there is nothing to beat Tibidabo, Barcelona’s iconic mountain, amusement park and family playground. While weekend visitors from around the globe flock to Barcelona city centre to see Gaudi’s visionary masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, people with small children head for a cooler mountainside location [...]

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The tourist paradise: Postojna Caves in Slovenia

On the underground at Postojnska Jama Caves Slovenia

The tourist paradise: Postojna Caves in Slovenia Slovenia’s Postojna Caves manage to be both a natural and a man made wonder. At the same time. The stalagmites and stalagtites are straight from the hand of Mother Nature. The lighting and the transport are pure engineering. The atmosphere is a combination of both. And now there’s [...]

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Llandudno Alice in Wonderland tour

Mad Hatter and Rabbit in LLandudno Alice in Wonderland Tour

Llandudno Alice in Wonderland tour Ever been shown around town by a white rabbit? Or sang songs on the prom with a madman in a top hat? I’m willing to bet a broken silver pocket watch that you haven’t. But if the thought of it appeals then get yourself down to the North Wales coast [...]

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Nausicaa Boulogne: We’re all islanders now

Nausicaa Boulogne

Nausicaa Boulogne: We’re all islanders now The ocean is an underwater treasure trove, life support and global resource. It covers nearly ¾ of the globe, with no real borders or boundaries. But have you been down to the sea lately? How well do you know it? What’s in it? Where has it been? And where [...]

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Llandudno & Conwy Social Media SatNav Challenge

Llandudno Pier reflected in Sweety Cabin

What to do in LLandudno & Conwy in 48 hours? In the midst of chaos in the lead up to our summer expedition to the Balkans, we head off to the North Wales coast for a family weekend in Llandudno and Conwy. I know what you’re thinking. It’s not like we need a holiday. And [...]

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10 life lessons from Dali. No really, not surreally.

Is it art or is it life? At the Dali museum Figueres

10 life lessons from the Dali museum. No really, not surreally. I fell in love in the Costa Brava. But believe me this was no normal holiday romance. My new fella and I don’t speak the same language and I have to squint to see his viewpoint about anything. He sports the world’s most famous moustache [...]

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I don’t do Disney, but Tinkerbell is different

Mouse Bride Disney World Orlando

I don’t normally do Disney, but Tinkerbell is different  You can’t do Florida without doing Disney. How many times had people told me that? So, despite my conviction that Disney wasn’t for me, I agreed to spend a day in one of world’s most popular theme  parks to see if might  experience the magic… “No [...]

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Looking for life in waxworks at Madame Tussauds

Blackpool Madame Tussauds

Looking for life in the waxworks Our Big Ticket family pass for Blackpool offered entry into Madame Tussauds. I’d never been to a waxworks before so we popped in for the chance to get up close and personal with some old and new celebrities. But while the waxy celebrity exhibits were undeniably lifelike and entertaining, to [...]

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Antarctica Empire of the Penguin SeaWorld Preview

SeaWorld Orlando Antarctica Experience

Antarctica Empire of the Penguin SeaWorld Preview Antartica is about to get much more accessible. The biggest ever extension to Florida’s SeaWorld is due to open May 2013 and will introduce visitors to The Empire of the Penguin. While in Orlando recently SeaWorld gave us ten minutes behind the scenes with one of the stars of the [...]

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