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Opening eyes to the world

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Eye-opening encounters are what make a trip abroad a memorable lifetime experience to forever cherish and pass on to friends and family members.

This is precisely why we've created this section, to inspire like-minded travellers to find those eye-opening that adventures that will enrich their lives and give them that knowledge that will push them on to new challenges and even more fascinating encounters.

Through the eyes of our travelling bloggers, here you will find plenty of tips, descriptions and stimulation to get you started on amazing eye-opening journeys of your own.

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Richard Trenchard's Been There Done That

  • Married on the white sands of Diani Beach, Kenya, after spotting the big five on safari
  • Found out how a helicopter ride over New York can make you and your family wide-eyed and wide-smiled
  • Survived Florida's Disney World in 100°F heat, and even fiercer excitement of my children ÓŻ┐ no mean feat!
  • Learned how to make the perfect pasta and gelato in Italy and enjoyed one of Le Marche's many foodie festivals. Yum!
  • Marvelled at the old motors in Havana before dancing with locals, much to the amusement (or should that be embarrassment) of my children

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  • 15 Jun 2015
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  • Travel Story
  • Richard Trenchard
Amazing cities

New York: A perfect family getaway

Last winter me and my family decided to make New York our Christmas gift and we welcomed the New Year in the Big Apple. During five intense days we squeezed as much as we could from this magical city and it proved one of the most rewarding, amazing and entertaining family trips we've ever had! Read on to find the many reasons why New York's is a top destination for family holidays.
  • 26 May 2015
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  • Travel Advice
  • Richard Trenchard
Looking for inspiration

A literary travel bucket list

If you seek inspiration for the top places to see in the world with your family before death does you apart, have a look at my travel bucket list and find some ideas to get your juices flowing. Here I list my top five essential destinations, linked to our interests as a family and inspired on our favourite books. Regardless of your tastes and book preferences, I think all of these have something to inspire every family. Read on to find out more.
  • 23 Apr 2015
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  • Richard Trenchard
Life's a beach

Family holidays in the Red Sea: Hurghada

The Red Sea has long been luring families with its inviting coastal landscapes, radiant sunshine; reliably clear blue skies and all-year-long warm temperatures. On this blog I aim to highlight the best family resorts to stay at in Hurghada and the top local attractions for families travelling with youngsters of all ages. From fun shipwreck diving sites to go-karting facilities and protected beachfront camps, there's a lot of fun to be had for families making Hurghada their holiday destination.
  • 06 Apr 2015
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Life's a beach

Family holidays in the Red Sea: Sharm el Sheikh

Renowned as an area of mystery and beauty, the Red Sea has attracted visitors for many years. Despite the recent political climate in Egypt, the resorts of Sharm el Sheikh remain safe and free of trouble, and offer a fantastic retreat for families hoping to explore Egypt's golden sands.
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