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How to kickstart a family adventure

After the birth of his first child, Mauro Cagol and his wife, Edwina, set up a direct debit for a travel fund. Now they are travelling the world with their family

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Jamaica for teenagers

From Rastafari villages to hidden waterfalls featured in Hollywood movies, here are five things that will keep your teenagers entertained when they get bored of the beach

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How my father inspired me to travel

Justin Egli follows his father's footsteps to Japan, and ponders the influence that parents have on how – and why – we travel

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6 places every family should visit in Amsterdam

Don't let its hedonistic reputation fool you. Amsterdam is jam-packed with family-friendly activities that make it one of Europe's best cities for kids. And their parents!

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Paris for jaded teenagers

Sally Gascoigne shares 7 top tips for making Paris fun for even the most disinterested of teenagers

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7 books guaranteed to give your children wanderlust

You don't need to drag your kids off to the far-flung corners of the globe to encourage a love of travel. It can be as easy as giving them a good book.

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How family travel shapes young lives

Annabel Candy reflects on how family holidays impacted on the person she became and the career she pursued

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Top 5 things to do in Iceland with kids

From sucking on ancient icebergs to dressing up as a Viking, Peter Moore reveals the things that kids and adults alike will enjoy most in Iceland

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Which is best: resort or rented villa?

Travel author Brian Thacker took his young family to Bali, dividing time between a resort villa and one rented privately. Which one came out on top?

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Where to find family fun in Stockholm

Compact, kid-friendly and bursting with inventive days out. Is Stockholm the perfect short break family destination?

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5 quirky European theme parks that your kids will love

Forget Disneyland Paris. The kids will love these bizarre European alternatives...

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What they don't tell you about long-term family adventures

Teresa Kennedy and her family sold up everything and hit the road. Who knew getting away from it all with your kids was such hard work?

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The 8 best apps for family travel

Apps designed to engage your kids with travel – our pick of the best

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5 crazy hotels your kids will love

Fire up your children's imaginations by staying in one of these quirky B&Bs. You'd be (barking) mad not to.

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7 inspirational videos about family travel

Whether you want to travel the world with your kids or just take them somewhere that will engage and excite them, these videos will give you the information and inspiration to do it

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5 things I wish I’d known about flying long haul with kids

Primary teacher Lesley-ann Rosenberg shares the things she learned flying from Brisbane to London with her 11-year-old son.

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Tokyo for teenagers

'Otaku' is the Japanese term for people with obsessive interest, usually in anime and manga. Sound like your teenagers? They'll love this guide to Tokyo

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Long term family travel: Is it worth it?

Six months after selling up and hitting the road with her family, Teresa Kennedy reports on the high and lows of full-time travelling

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14 tips for surviving road trips with toddlers

If you’re considering a long-distance road trip with a toddler, here are 14 tips and tricks that will make your journey easier...

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3 things parents learn from travelling with their kids

It's not only children that benefit from travelling with family – here are the key life skills you'll pick up as a parent

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9 things to do on England's South-West coast with children

From Torquay to Brixham, the stunning English coast is packed with fun things for families to do. Angharad Paull nominates her favourites...

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5 top tips for road tripping with tweens

Hitting the road with pre-teens? Peter Moore reveals five things you can do to making your road trip go smoother.

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What kids really get out of travelling

After a long family trip from London to Istanbul, New Nomad's Teresa reflects on what her children have gained most from the journey

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What kids really think about homeschooling while travelling

Emma Nance is sailing around the world with her family. She explains the pros and cons of learning on the high seas.

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What to do if your child doesn't share your passion for travel

You love travel, but that doesn't necessarily mean your kids will. Peter Moore reveals the tricks he uses to nurture wanderlust in his daughter

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The joys of slow travel with kids

Modern kids are connected and looking for new thrills. But slowing things down when you travel could be exactly what you and your family need

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How travelling can improve your child’s grades

A drum-making course in Fez turns out to be fun and educational for Peter Moore's daughter – and earns her extra marks at school

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2015's best family travel advice

Travelling adventurously with kids isn't easy but throughout 2015 our family travel experts revealed how to make it rewarding for all the family

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7 movies that will make your teens want to travel

A list of big-screen classics guaranteed to stir wanderlust in impressionable young minds. (Even though you may not want your kids to watch them...)

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A family-friendly way to celebrate Chinese New Year in London

Avoid the crowds in China Town and head to west to a magical lantern festival at Chiswick House

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Are your children getting the most out of travel?

Edwina Cagol reflects on the challenges of getting her young children to engage with travel. And whether a theme park counts as a cultural experience...

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Jamaica for teenagers

From Rastafari villages to hidden waterfalls featured in Hollywood movies, here are five things that will keep your teenagers entertained when they get bored of the beach

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How to tackle Borneo with the kids

The Cagol family head deep into Kalimantan in search of orang-utans. How will the kids adapt to life in the Indonesian rainforest?

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Would you take your family to a South African township?

The Cagols arrive in the coastal town of Kynsna and decide to take a township tour. It’s an experience that proves a real eye-opener – for them and their children.

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Canoeing Namibia's Orange River with kids

The young Cagol family take on fast flowing rapids and a bleak, beautiful landscape and emerge with new found confidence ... and maybe a diamond or two

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What the Kalahari bushmen taught my children

The Cagols head deep into the Kalahari where their children learn bush survival from the world’s best – Namibia’s San people

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When too much wildlife is never enough

As they travel around the world with their young family, the Cagols have discovered there is one thing their kids never get tired of – spotting wildlife

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Family travel and the art of compromise

Before starting a family, author Peter Moore travelled to the far corners of the globe. Now he has to master the art of compromise. How will he fare?

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Your guide to family travel with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Here's how it can help you get more from your next family holiday

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The Okavango Delta with kids

The Cagol family discover that getting around the Okavango Delta is an adventure in itself

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Teaching children about life and death at Mana Pools

As their African adventure reaches Zimbabwe, the Cagol children have become braver and more independent. But danger is never far away, lurking in the bush...

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What kids really remember about their travels - and it's not the history and culture

Parents hope it’s the history and the culture, but Peter Moore discovers that it’s the crazy stuff that sticks

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Taking the family to watch moonbows over Victoria Falls

The Cagols decided to travel around the world to introduce their kids to truly wondrous experiences. Will a moonbow over Victoria Falls be one of them?

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5 delicious dishes your kids will love in Seville – and how you can enjoy some of them at home

Perpetually hungry teenager Joby Baker reveals the meals that tickled his tastebuds in Spain. And why your kids will love the food there too

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Searching for the elusive leopards of South Luangwa National Park

The Cagol kids have seen every kind of creature on their big adventure around Africa, except a leopard. Will their luck change in South Luangwa National Park?

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Would you pay extra for a child-free flight?

As more airlines introduce ‘No Kids’ zones on their planes, Peter Moore asks whether charging travellers extra to avoid families is really the answer

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What Malawian orphans taught my children on our travels

The Cagols continue their family adventure across Africa, camping in an orphanage in the heart of Malawi

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5 things your kids will love to do in Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is compact, manageable and packed with family fun. Sally Wray reveals the places you must visit...

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What children really think about adventure travel in Africa

The Cagols have just spent a year travelling the world. 11-year-old Madeline shares her diary entries from their last week in Africa, revealing what she really thought about her family’s big adventure.

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What to pack on a long-term family adventure

The Cagols have just returned from a 12-month trip through Africa with their young family. They reveal the items you absolutely must pack - and the things you can leave at home

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7 adventure holidays your kids will love

Forget the flop and drop. These exciting family adventures are guaranteed to keep the kids active and entertained. They might learn something too

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7 exciting things kids will love to do in Hoi An

Colourful and lively, Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most popular cities. Award-winning family blogger, Globalmouse, reveals how to make it a hit with the kids too

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Top 5 things to do with kids in Penang

Penang is ideal for an exotic Asian family adventure, full of street art, great food, fun buys and colourful cultural sights. Here are 5 things to do that your kids will love

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Top 5 things to do with kids in Verona

Compact and lively, with great food and plenty to do, Italy's poetic and romantic city, Verona, is the perfect size for a family adventure, says Nichola West (Globalmouse)

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Top 5 things to do with kids in Havana

Havana is a city brimming with life lived large. From old-fashioned taxis to a national obsession with ice cream, the capital of Cuba is a great place to explore as a family...

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5 extraordinary things to do with kids in Catalonia

From swimming with tuna and exploring subterranean rivers to harvesting grapes and tracking brown bears, Catalonia is full of family adventures that will create memories for life.

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5 best places to travel adventurously with toddlers

Always on the move and fascinated by the world around them, toddlers make the ideal travel companion. Here are five destinations they’ll love to explore beside you...

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5 inspiring places around the world for kids to learn a new skill

More and more classes are springing up around the world to inspire and help children to develop skills and follow their dreams, including sports, music and cooking. Here are five of the best...

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5 reasons your kids will love glamping

Glamping offers the excitement and adventure of camping with a dash of added comfort and charm. Here’s why your kids will say it's the best holiday your family has ever had

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7 best English literary festivals for kids this autumn

As the days shorten, autumn is a great time for kids meet their literary heroes. These festivals boast the biggest names, plus the chance to uncover new creative skills

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Top 5 things to do in Moscow with kids

Nichola West discovers that the Russian capital is one of most family-friendly cities in Europe and reveals five things your kids will love to do there...

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11 extraordinary places every child should visit before they grow up

The world is a classroom and travel is a great teacher. Nichola West reveals the destinations that will engage, delight and educate your child in ways they will never forget

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Paddington Bear's London for kids: the ultimate guide

To celebrate the release of Paddington 2, Nicola West reveals the places where your kids can relive the adventures of everyone’s favourite bear – from Kensington Palace to the station where it all began

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5 family-friendly festive things to do in Colmar this Christmas

The town of Colmar in France’s Alsace region looks like it has been lifted straight out of a fairytale, especially at Christmas. Here’s how to make the most of its family-focused festive charm

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Mi casa, su casa: The world’s 5 most family-friendly countries

A recent survey of expats asked them to rank the world’s most family-friendly countries on inclusivity, attitudes to children, safety and family-friendly activities. The results may surprise you ...

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5 reasons to volunteer on your next family holiday (and 5 things to be wary of)

A volunteering holiday with your kids can be an immensely enriching experience. Together, you can make a real difference and create some incredible memories. But be warned, there can be pitfalls...

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