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Best way to visit Florence in a day with kids

Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome, Florence

When you travel with young kids, it is always the big question; Is it wise to visit a city with young kids? I think the right question is more likely to be; I have put a list together which can be applied to any major city trip. Visit Florence is no different. We decided to park at the tram station Aldo-Moro …

Visit PISA “Piazza dei Miracoli” in half a day with kids

Pisa, leaning tower and the cathedral in the Piazza dei Miracoli

A place not to be missed when planning a trip to Italy.  We were driving from Switzerland, and have had an overnight at La Spezia in Liguria from where we visited the Cinque Terre. From La Spezia it is only a short drive (less than an hour) to “Piazza dei Miracoli” home of the famous leaning tower of Pisa and …

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3 most beautiful Tuscan Villages you should not miss

Montepulciano - Hill Trip Tuscan Village

For us Tuscany ticks every box for Italy. Breathtaking landscapes with wide verdant hills dotted with the famous cypress trees and the ever changing colours. The many hilltop towns, each telling a different story inside their thick stone walls, and their high towers where their secrets are kept and guarded. No longer needed to defend Tuscan towns and villages – but …

IMPORTANT Check BEFORE travelling with Children to South Africa

Showing passports as a travel documents you need for South Africa with Kids

At the start of this year, some friends of ours travelled to South Africa with their 6 year old son. Their flight was from Spain to Geneva where they made a stop to visit some friends and should have carried on 2 days later to South Africa. Well let me tell you, it is not if you want to travel …

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Madeira – 7 Day travel trip itinerary with Kids

Kids, enjoying the Mountain view in Madeira Island

We flew from Geneva to Funchal, the capital of Madeira. This was the first flight for the kids, who were 2 ½ years old at the time of travel. The flight was only 3 ½ hours but for the children this proved to be 3 hours too long…. I think if the flight had lasted half an hour longer, the …

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Madeira- An island with many surprises

Rocha do Navio, amazing Natural Reserve, Madeira;Portugal

I stumbled on Madeira when I was looking for a warm travel destination for our family which we could visit during the cold and wet months of a typical Swiss November. I wanted something not too far by plane as this was the first flight for the kids. I had the map in front of me and by pure coincidence …

Swap the Beach for the Swiss Mountain Village of Nendaz

Swiss mountain village Nendaz, 4Valleys Switzerland.

Switzerland has so much to offer and especially the beautiful Valais/Wallis region which offers more sunshine then the Côte d’Azur in France. Most importantly with the temperatures rising all over the world, an escape from the heat to the Swiss Mountains where temperatures stay comfortable is just the wise thing to do. I have chosen the small family friendly mountain …

Travel to South Africa with young kids – What to consider

Baby elephant in Addo National Park, South Africa

There are a lot of questions on any parents list when planning a trip to South Africa. There is one for sure on the very top! We have been to South Africa 3 times and will go back this November (2018) for the 1st time with the children. And believe me I would not take my kids anywhere if I …

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9 Stunning Days Liguria & Tuscany Road trip

view over the sea

Our family stayed in Monterossa at the beach. The kids and my husband even went for a little swim. Far too cold for me. When it was time to join the hikers in Vernazza, we decided to join them with the boat (26 euro). The small village of Vernazza was super crowded, with people waiting for the departure boat and …