Delphina Hotels, Sardinia

At the beginning of last summer I was helping to compile a piece about hotels with great kids’ clubs for The Telegraph, and my trip to Sardinia was part of that. Continue reading

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Costa Navarino with Scott Dunn

I just realised that I have TOTALLY neglected my blog over  the summer despite many fab trips and thought it was about time I updated it.

Our first trip of the summer was to Greece try out Scott Dunn‘s new clubs for teenagers. It was madly luxurious – our rooms had private infinity pools, there was a hawk at breakfast to keep the little birds off the table – there was even an England football staying. Continue reading

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Club Med, Da Balaia, Portugal

Ever since we visited Mark Warner in Corsica, I’ve been really keen to try out Club Med too. I assumed that the two would be pretty much the same – they’re both very family-friendly with kids clubs for all ages and resorts by the sea as well as in ski resorts. And while it turned out that there were some similarities (mainly the excellent provision for children), in many ways, they’re also very different. Continue reading

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La Mongie

A couple of weekends ago Toby, Livi and I went to La Mongie, which is part of the Grand Toumalet ski area just below Pic du Midi. Continue reading

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Les Gets

This Christmas we went to explore the French Alpine resort of Les Gets. Continue reading

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Crystal’s ski app

Crystal Route finder

I’m a bit of a late-adopter smartphone-wise, having only got rid of my faithful BlackBerry earlier this year and reluctantly switching to Android – so in many ways I’m still getting used to the idea of using apps beyond the obvious ones. Continue reading

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Futuroscope

I totally love theme parks. However, I’d be the first to admit that to a degree, it can be true that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Some rollercoasters, a few gentle rides for the kids, over-sized cartoon characters and some indifferent food stands, and you’re pretty much there. But Futuroscope in Poitiers-Charentes is a bit different. Continue reading

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