Travel with kids: Exploring Catania, Sicily – 10 unmissable activities for families

Feb 16 2024
Catania La Playa Lido Le Capannine

When my 78-year-old mother asked me to accompany her to Sicily to visit her 100-year-old aunt, I was apprehensive about the idea of a family reunion, dealing with the logistics of travelling with her dog, and managing my 17-year-old son’s expectations. He would have preferred to spend the rest of the summer with his friends rather than travelling with his mum and grandmother. Despite the challenges, the trip to Sicily turned out to be enlightening and beautiful. We set off for Catania without knowing that we would return transformed for the better. Sicily is a captivating destination. Here’s what we visited and what we learned along the way.

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Memories on rails: Exploring Scotland on the Caledonian Sleeper

Jan 17 2024
travel Isle of Skye Caledonian Sleeper

As the rhythmic clatter of the train wheels filled the night, my friend Antonella and I embarked on a journey to the picturesque Isle of Skye, courtesy of the first-class service aboard the Caledonian Sleeper. The excitement buzzed as we settled into our bunk beds, ready for a pre-Christmas travel escapade away from the festive chaos of London.

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Mastering the art of travelling light: A practical guide for London Mums

Nov 20 2023
kids in paris with luggage posing for mums magazine

If there’s one lesson I haven’t quite mastered despite all my travels in both my youth and adulthood, it’s the art of travelling light. I tend to be a bit challenged in that department — so much so that my friends and family always quip, “Is there a dead body in the luggage?”.

With the promise of a new year filled with exciting travel adventures, I decided it was high time to seek expert advice on the elusive art of travelling light.

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