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Since moving to the Peak District, England, in July 2018, we have been exploring more of Europe on our doorstep. I love how new and differing cultures are so accessible; a short flight or drive can take you somewhere totally new and unfamiliar.

With low cost airlines connecting European cities, a weekend city break is very easy to do. But the continent also lends itself to some superb road trips (which we’re doing more of since the pandemic in our Mazda Bongo), and true off-the-beaten track adventures can still be found in places like Northern Iceland.

General European travel tips:

Luxembourg City with kids

The best ALTERNATIVE European city breaks with kids

One of our favourite things about living in the UK is the ease (once you’ve got through airport security checks and negotiated the current travel restrictions) of being able to pop on a short flight to a different country and immersing ourselves in a totally different culture for a weekend city break with kids. We’re …

Places to visit in Europe in Summer to avoid the crowds

Al fresco dining late into the evening, outdoor festivals, hiking amongst jagged mountain peaks, and days whiled away at the beach… Europe is at its best in the Summer months. And boy, doesn’t EVERYONE know it. Accommodations get booked up, there are queues to get a parking spot at the market towns and beaches, and …

Lisbon in December

12 essential tips for budget family travel in Europe

Living in the UK, we’re grateful to have Europe on our doorstep, with the different cultures, languages and experiences only a short drive or flight away. Since our first child was born over ten years ago we’ve ventured over to Europe countless times for city breaks, ski trips, camping holidays, six-week road trips, to name a few…

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