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Village Hotel Sentosa review

15 reasons to stay at Village Hotel Sentosa with kids

Sentosa Island is bit of a Singaporean kids’ central. Home to some of its best beaches and too many world class family-friendly attractions to mention, the action-packed island playground already has long had my kids hooked, but with the brand-new Village Hotel Sentosa upping the ante on family fun, they’ve become raving fans. Here we share why we think families to […] Read more…

Gnarly twisted Joshua Tree's at Joshua Tree National Park

Weird and wonderful Joshua Tree, California

The sleepy town of Joshua Tree is just a short distance east of Palm Springs, but the difference is startling.  Modernist architecture is supplanted with huge weather-smoothed boulders and in place of the beautiful people Palm Springs is renowned for, you’ll find … well, a bunch of resident pricks. Of the cacti variety. Of course, […] Read more…

Buddha image Thailand Nan

Musings and miracles in Thailand’s Nan Province

Travel doesn’t always have to be about the journey or the destination. Sometimes it’s more about the moments. Some of them are inconsequential in the grand scheme of things but others leave their mark on you forever. A pilgrimage to Nan, a province on the Laos border of North-Eastern Thailand, delivers just such a moment.   […] Read more…

Ladies in traditional costume at Guanzhou Flower Market. The 25 best things to do in Guangzhou with kids

The 25 best things to do in Guangzhou with kids

Gorgeous Guangzhou is a clean, green and super smart city that’s marching boldly towards the future, without losing sight of its incredible 2000-year history. China’s third largest city with a population of almost 16-million, it’s one of the world’s fastest growing tourist cities. And, I’m ashamed to admit, a few short months ago I didn’t […] Read more…

Things to do in Tokyo with Kids: Harajuku's Takeshita Dori

Cool and Quirky Harajuku with Kids

Harajuku, like Tokyo itself, has something of a split personality. Serene and extreme all at once, the area is home to one of Tokyo’s most important Shinto shrine as well as the city’s most out there shopping strips. In fact, Harauku is in itself a shrine… to conspicuous consumption. Only in Harajuku would you spot […] Read more…

The secret is out Tokyo DisneySea is fab for families ©Disney

He said, She said: Tokyo DisneySea by Kids

Whether you speak Japanese or not, that special Disney Magic won’t need translation at the extraordinary Tokyo DisneySea ®, a unique Disney park with seven exquisitely themed ports inspired by the myths, legends and lore of the sea.  Said by some to be the very best Disney Park in the World, Tokyo DisneySea is a completely […] Read more…

Edinburgh by kids Calton Hill

He Said, She said: Edinburgh by kids

It was wizardry that brought us to Edinburgh or at least my son’s obsession with them. And while the Scottish capital more than delivered in Harry Potter inspired thrills, there’s so much more to love about the historic, and famously festive, city. For starters there’s all that gorgeous Georgian architecture, cobbled alleyways, and its famous looming […] Read more…

Bottle dungeon at Dalhousie Castle with kids

Castle hotels in Edinburgh: Dalhousie Castle with kids

Imagine if you will a magnificent 13th century fortress, set within acres of wooded parkland on the banks of a picturesque Scottish river? Then imagine storming it with two rampaging small people! Dalhousie Castle, 20 minutes’ drive south of Edinburgh, was once the stronghold of the chieftains of Clan Ramsay and is Scotland’s oldest inhabited […] Read more…

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