DK Eyewitness Family Travel Guides
DK Eyewitness Travel Family Travel Guides: The Perfect Guide Book for Families Who Love to Travel

The thing I miss most about my backpacking days is this: waking up in a youth hostel, taking a dog-eared travel guide out of my backpack, and heading to a local café to read plan the rest of my day, or to map out my travels to the next destination.
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The Tale of Miss Potter: Beatrix Potter at 150!

Whether you’re a fan of the anthropomorphic little creatures in Beatrix Potter’s tales or you want to learn more about the nature conservation efforts of the woman ahead of her time, check out some of these neat ways to say “Happy 150, Beatrix Potter!” Visit Hill Top Farm: Potter ran a successful farm,
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Learning to surf on Fistral Beach Newquay Cornwall
Cool Waves and a Hot Cup of Tea: Learning to Surf on Fistral Beach in Newquay, Southwest England

Fistral is rainy today, but the air is warm and the surf is beautiful as it pulls out the tide, leaving a vast stretch of brown, glossy beach. The water churns regular rolling whitecaps, just perfect for the new surfer. Since it’s early in the morning, there are only about two other
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Oh My Great Britain!
Oh My Great Britain! What Will Your #OMGB Moment Be?

Oh. My. Great. Britain. And how great it is! Where else can you: Fly on a Hogwart’s broomstick Explore the Cotswold countryside in a classic car Watch skateboarders on the banks of the River Thames, or Dance to traditional Scottish music Near the famed Loch Ness? This summer, the British tourist board
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travelling with a toddler
Travelling With a Toddler… You Can Do It!

A couple of years ago at the gorgeous White Point Beach Lodge in Nova Scotia, we  decided to place our 14-month old in the cottage’s ceramic bathtub (empty, of course) while we took our suitcases in from the car. Although he was capable of toddling, his legs weren’t quite long enough to
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West Midlands England
Winter Holidays in England’s West Midlands

London, sure! Who doesn’t love London what with the theatres, the museums, the palaces, the restaurants? And every kid loves Hamley’s toy store. But we’ve visited London and while a return visit is definitely going to happen at some point, this winter we tried something different. We stayed outside the
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How our family booked a room above a traditional English pub
Going Local in London, England: Our Family Booked a Room Above a Traditional English Pub

Many of us think of the traditional English pub as a place to enjoy a pint of beer or a “home-cooked” meal. But did you you know that some English pubs offer superb family accommodation at a fraction of the price of a hotel room? Read on to learn how our
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Oakley Court Hotel Rocky Horror Windsor
Butlers, Bicycles… and Rocky Horror! Family Fun at The Frighteningly Luxurious Oakley Court Hotel in Windsor, England

This summer, in anticipation of an entire month’s stay with family in the South West of England, we did something special following our red-eye flight from Halifax to London. Rather than run full-pelt from the airport, tired and dishevelled into the clutches of my Cornish in-laws, our family enjoyed a “pre-holiday” getaway
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England's Cornish Riviera Express Family Luxury on a Britrail Pass
The Joys of England’s Cornish Riviera Express – Family Luxury on a Britrail Pass

My daughter has her nose pressed to the glass and is gazing dreamily out the window at smooth green fields, horses and cows and the occasional clump of trees: gentle, rolling countryside that only England can offer. Suddenly there is a change in pressure, and with a tremendous WHOOSH, everything outside
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London with Kids
Going Underground? Hopping on a Double-decker? Here are 5 Great Tips for Traveling on London Transport with Kids

London, England is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, with plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages. To make the most of your unforgettable visit to England’s capital, check out these 5 tips for traveling on London Transport with kids: 1. Choose the Right Ticket There are a few options
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