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A Guide to the Italian Lakes of Bracciano and Bolsena


Rich history and culture, world-renowned food, some of the most luxurious Mediterranean beaches in the continent; its small wonder that Italy is so popular with travellers! Although many visitors flock to the country to enjoy the historic treasures of Rome or the romantic ambiance of Venice, Italy also boasts a completely different holiday experience, far [...]

Spectacular Scenery and Solitude: Top Things to do on the Swiss-French Border


The 573 kilometre stretch of land that makes up the French-Swiss border is not, perhaps, the best choice of destination for a family looking for theme parks, loud entertainment and beaches in bucket-loads. However, for many people, this is seen as a definite advantage! Quiet, reserved, with an overwhelming abundance of dramatic mountain scenery and [...]

Family Friendly Festivals in Europe


Thank You For the Music: Family Friendly Festivals in Europe Rewind a couple of decades, and holidays abroad were mostly about one thing and one thing only. Hitting the beach (and most importantly, of course, a sunny beach) was the sole priority of families heading to Europe for their holidays, and a week or two [...]

Austria in the Summer


Why Austria Should be Your Next Family Summer Break: Things to do in Austria When the Sun Shines If you’re weary of battling it out with thousands of other tourists on the jam-packed beaches of popular Mediterranean destinations, then you may well be looking to find inspiration for a slightly more alternative holiday destination. Far [...]

Theme Parks in France


Fun Days Out With the Family: The Best Theme Parks in France France is a hugely popular choice of holiday destination for families, thanks to its extensive coastline, picturesque towns and warm, pleasant climate, particularly in the southern parts of the country. It’s equally blessed with plenty of things to see and places to visit, [...]

Paris Hidden Gems

There are so many iconic sights to see in Paris – the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame and the Sacre Coeur to name but a few – you might think you don’t have time for the “smaller” sights. But while you probably don’t want to miss out on the main attractions, it’s also well worth [...]

Roman Ruins in France


Roman Revolution: The Most Remarkable Roman Ruins in France These days France is a cosmopolitan, forward-thinking country, with sleek, sophisticated cities such as Paris, Nice and Biarritz, spectacular natural scenery and some of the most family-friendly beach resorts in Europe. However, rewind the clock two thousand years and the country had a rather different story [...]

Top Activity Holidays for Families in Europe


When it comes to providing activity and adventure, Europe makes for an excellent choice of destination. From holidays that offer the chance to learn a new skill, to breaks that allow you and the family to unleash some serious energy, the sheer variety of activity holidays ensures that you’re bound to find just the right [...]

Tour de France 2013 – Al Fresco Camping Along the Route

Tour de France

Planning to watch the Tour de France 2013, which is set to prove more spectacular than ever in this its 100th incarnation with tougher mountain challenges than ever before? Well, Al Fresco has the country pretty much covered, north to south, side to side, with luxury parks in no less than ten different regions. So [...]

Tour de France 2013 – What to expect

Tour de France

What to look out for The Tour is, of course, famous for its relentless, punishing mountain stages. But this year they’re going to be twice as arduous…One of the most eagerly anticipated highlights of the 2013 race is the ‘brutal’ double ascent of L’Alpe d’Huez (1,860m) with its legendary 21 bends. This will prove a [...]