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When children are babies and up to, let’s say, twelve years old, they will follow you everywhere. Or rather, they must follow you unless they want to stay home alone or stay with grandma (also a great option, lots of the times!). But then…then camps and school trips start (no school visits their local historic sites anymore. They all fly your kids to faraway and exotic destinations? What’s wrong with a day trip to Stonehenge?). Then friends come along and you are no longer cool. For parents with teenage kids

There are innumerable reasons to visit the vibrant and wonderful South East Asian nation of Cambodia, but choosing just five allows for a showcasing of some of its key attractions. The first reason, Cambodia’s riches of indigenous rainforest and jungle, is perhaps the most vivid image most will have of the Cambodian landscape. It has been made world famous by Angkor Wat, the vast temple complex evocatively set deep in the Cambodian rainforest. Astonishingly, it is the world’s largest religious monument, and the numbers of those wishing to make their

These days, most luxury holiday properties come with the expectation of a swimming pool. There are some rare and aspirational European chalets, however, where the aquatic features couldn’t be further removed from the traditional cold and heavily chlorinated rectangle. San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, for example, is a stunning South Tyrol former aristocrats’ hunting lodge within the imposing Italian Dolomites mountain range. It combines its swimming pool with a world class set of sophisticated wet spa facilities. They include an indoor whirlpool, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna and mood shower. The outdoor

Most children visiting the Amalfi Coast are probably excited to see the two things I was most excited about seeing too. I wanted to go to the island of Capri and I wanted to see the ruins of Pompeii. We sailed to Capri from Naples and there was only a very short wait to board a fast boat, and none of us were seasick. I even managed a short sleep, which I was glad about because once we got to Capri I did a lot of walking. The walking is

Beguiling and rich in wonders to visit at any time of year, Croatia’s Adriatic Coast transforms itself into the party capital of Europe every summer, and for several months pulses with an irresistible energy. Thanks to its networks of lovely islands, historic cities and remote beaches, this enthusiastic activity can always be offset by more exclusive and secluded adventures. Split’s most famous, huge and ancient landmark is Diocletian’s Palace, which forms a stunning backdrop to a festival of flowers in May. May also sees the feast day of Split’s patron

Easter is a very significant time for memorable festivals in Italy, not least the Scoppio del Carro, the Explosion of the Cart which takes place in Florence’s Piazza del Duomo every Easter Sunday. 150 revellers in medieval costume drag the flower-covered cart, before it is set alight and forms the centrepiece of an incredible fireworks display. April kicks off, as it does for many of us elsewhere, with April Fool’s Day, which is called Pesce D’Aprile in Italy but which involves the same blend of fun, tomfoolery and pranks that

There is no bigger party night than New Year’s Eve, and no better place to celebrate than a perfect private villa. Five exceptional villas worldwide have the festive edge, but are also ideally suited for any special gathering in the new year of 2016. Perhaps the most stylish and luxurious way to see in any new year is on a private tropical island, and this is precisely what L’ile Paradis in Mauritius can offer. Rising on volcanic rock from an azure lagoon, a causeway leads from the mainland to a

Perhaps the greatest recent revelation of the European high end holiday rental sphere is that the best appointed villas can be year round destinations. As more and more people strive to benefit from the shoulder season, as well as inevitable travelling within peak times, it is timely to explore the theme of a villa for all seasons. Winter A ski chalet might be the obvious winter choice, but few measure up to Chalet Jejalp, about 90 minutes’ drive from Geneva Airport. There is room for up to fourteen lucky guests

The prestigious Villa La Tosca in Lanton, Aquitaine, France is still available the whole week of New Year’s and we are pleased to offer you a one-time 30% off the regular price! Exclusive to Passepartout Homes! Villa La Tosca, lovely, warm, and sheltered from the elements, is the perfect venue for families to have a memorable Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations. The villa will be decorated tastefully with festive decorations, including a beautiful Christmas tree – you only need to arrive! Villa La Tosca is a prestigious beach-front luxury accommodation

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