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This is the perfect itinerary to discover Taiwan with kids

Soon after moving to the Philippines, Taiwan became high on our list of places to visit. This small island has a big history and although the many national parks are a big draw, its awe-inspiring landscapes are not all it has to offer. Taiwan has modern, vibrant cities, beaches, hot springs, amazing food and dozens of picture-perfect scenic areas. Being ruled by Japan from 1895 until 1945, Taiwan is organised and efficient and the Taiwanese are amazingly friendly, polite people. Plus, as we found out, there are so many things to do in Taiwan with kids.

Here’s why you’ll love Arc 1950 in summer

Arc 1950 is a purpose-built ski resort and one of four villages that makes up the resort of Les Arcs. It sits on a plateau just below its neighbour Arc 2000 in the French Alps. It’s high, enjoys reliable and generous snowfall in winter and gives skiers quick access to the huge Paradiski area. Unlike many purpose-built resorts, however, Arc 1950 is full of character. Designed to resemble a traditional Savoyard village, Arc 1950 is absolutely charming. It’s also incredibly convenient; small, pedestrianised and with easy ski-in, ski-out access, it’s the perfect place for a family ski holiday.

Mountain biking in Les Gets – the good, the bad, the bruises

If I’m being honest, when I agreed to spend a morning mountain biking in Les Gets I didn’t really know what to expect. I have spent many summers in the Portes du Soleil region and think of the Morzine Les Gets area as a second home. I have hiked the walking trails, swum in the lakes and tried myriad other Alpine activities including foraging, paragliding and sleeping under the stars in a hammock. But I had never tried mountain biking, until this summer.

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Halfway Hot Springs BC

Who hasn’t dreamt about soaking in a natural hot spring, in the middle of the wilderness, at the edge of a rushing glacial river? If you have (and why wouldn’t you) Halfway Hot Springs should be right at the top of your “must do” list. 

Thailand With Kids. No Worries!

Are you worrying about travelling to Thailand with kids? We can help you with that. If you’d like to dip your toe in the water of Asian family travel, taking kids to Thailand would be my top recommendation. We have been to Thailand 20+ times, each trip has been fabulous and problems have been few. Hopefully we can help you get your family to Thailand. Thailand, we think, is the most child-friendly and family-friendly destination in Southeast Asia, it’s also one of the most affordable for families, it’s easy to visit and travel around and offers an abundance of fun things to do for kids and parents.

10 Things Kids Hate About Travel

We travelled full-time from 2013 until COVID grounded us. The kids were just 6 and 8 years old when they left home. They visited 50 or so countries, most of them many times. We were backpacker-type travellers, rather than slow travellers, but we did put in some long stints in London, Romania and Vietnam. We actually rented homes in all of those places, using them as bases more than full-time residences. Most of the time we stayed in hotels, some expensive, some budget. The boys were homeschooled, or “worldschooled” throughout these years and for a few years prior to departure. I am a travel blogger.