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Vall de Nuria – A Playground for Families

Sledging at Vall de Nuria

Vall de Nuria – A Playground for Families In the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, tucked into a valley inaccessible by car, is a year round mountain playground. You’ll know you are close to Vall de Nuria when you hear the squeals of laughter. And the toot toot of the colourful little train, the only [...]

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Love, Loneliness & Light: Sunset Piste Basher Ride

Our very own Piste Basher ride at sunset La Molina

Love, Loneliness & Light: Sunset Piste Basher Ride Skiing in the Catalan Pyrenees brought the opportunity for novel excursion – a night time piste basher ride. Skiers and boarders can spend the day carving up the snow, and then personally supervise their mashed up runs being rejuvenated. It’s not often you find yourself at the [...]

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A storming time in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Old Town in Storm

Who’s up for a storming time in Dubrovnik? I’m not a foul weather person. Simple as that. Well, not quite. You see it’s not that I don’t like foul weather, it’s more that I don’t like the thought of it. It sends me into a panic, especially if I think we might all get caught [...]

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Getting Kids Outdoors: The Photo Wander Wonder

Photographing Autumn

Getting Kids Outdoors: The Photo Wander Wonder My series of experiments in getting the kids out more continues on a beautiful autumn day in the English Lake District. We find ourselves in the perfect spot for getting a family dose of nature but the kids are unenthused and we’re all stuck sitting in a car. I know [...]

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Getting Kids Outdoors: The Poetry Walk

Autumn Poem by Hannah

Kids Outdoors: The Poetry Walk Sometimes getting kids outdoors is about seizing an opportunity. From time to time moments present themselves, openings you instinctively know could lead outdoors. But they don’t always come at convenient times. Still, if we’re serious about putting nature first maybe we should prioritise them, interrupt the ‘important stuff’ we’re doing [...]

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Kids, this House is Closed. Get Outside!

Kids, this House is Closed. Get Outside! My recent grand nature manifesto was full of big words, grand ideas and noble intentions about getting our kids more connected with nature. But how do you actually get kids outdoors? In an attempt to turn my call to action into action, I’ve been trying some little experiments to try [...]

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Five ways to give nature a look-in in family life

Girl by Waterfall in Iceland

Meet the New Marketing Director of Nature The feature length documentary “Project Wild Thing” launched recently in indie cinemas around the UK. In the film, director David Bond self appoints himself Marketing Director of Nature, a challenging job in which he sets out to sell nature and the outdoors, to persuade his own kids and [...]

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Kravica Falls, Bosnia: A father & son microadventure

Waterfall climber at Kravice Waterfalls, Bosnia

Kravica Falls, Bosnia: A father & son microadventure On the way to Medjugorje we have an option to make a detour to an exciting sounding set of waterfalls. The mission has all the makings of a good microadventure… a clear goal, a bit of challenge and a rather vague set of directions.  But not everyone is [...]

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Talking Point: Virtual Travel Galapagos Style

Google Street View Galapagos

Talking Point: Virtual Travel Do you have a travel bucket list? Have you actually ticked off anything on it recently? Or is it just another page of dreams or “To Do’s” that you never quite get around to? Well, something I read in the news this week got me wondering whether I could tick off [...]

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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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