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The Best cookbooks of 2017 to feed your wanderlust
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Around the World with 21 of the Best Cookbooks 2017

We love to eat almost as much as we love to travel. When we are not on the road, we like to explore different cuisines at home. Did I mention we are also book junkies? That love of books extends to cookbooks. Here is our curated family-friendly selection of the best cookbooks from 2017 from cuisines

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Unusual Three Month Sabbatical Ideas for a Family sabbatical | sabbatical leave UK
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Unusual Three Month Sabbatical Ideas for a Family Escape From Reality

Have you ever considered a work sabbatical? We have toyed with the idea for years. In fact, both my  husband and I were eligible for 3 month sabbaticals at our previous jobs and we both changed jobs before we became eligible. Policies for sabbatical leave differ from country to country. I was surprised to learn

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spooky places | abandoned and mysterious places in the world | creepy locations | haunted places to visit | creepy places in the world
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Our Favourite Spooky Places and Creepy Locations To Visit With Kids

Visiting spooky places around the world with kids is a tricky proposition. It really does depend on your kid’s age and maturity, obviously. Despite being world travellers, my 11 year old kids are quite young at heart. They have an active imagination and can talk themselves into a panic attack. It’s a fine line between just

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Five Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels With Disabled Facilities in Europe | Disabled Friendly Hotels in Europe | Special Needs Hotels in Europe | Holidays for the disabled
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Five Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels With Disabled Facilities in Europe

I had a friend ask me why there was so little information on family-friendly hotels with disabled facilities. She’s got a wheelchair-bound middle child and two other children. Finding a special needs hotel for the whole family that is both disabled friendly for a child but also meets the luxury standards of the rest of

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our year in review: 2016 in Instagram photos
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Our Instagram Year In Review: The Year That Was 2016

So much happened in the world in 2016 and much of it wasn’t good.  If I only had a garden, I would do a ritual burning of a giant wooden 2016 sign just to make sure it was behind us. On the other hand, on a personal front, we’ve had so much fun this past

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a stress free Christmas while visiting family
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A Survival Guide for A Stress Free Christmas While Visiting Family

You may have dreams of stockings hung by the chimney with care and beaming Hallmark-card moments of family time, but the reality may be different.  Travelling with kids is never easy.  Add in the hoopla over gifts, visiting relatives and too much sweets, your trip just got a lot harder.  There have been very few

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20 ways to have the best summer family vacation
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20 Ways You Too Can Have the Best Summer Family Vacations

We all want the idyllic summer family vacation that you see advertised in the glossy magazines.  You know  those beautiful images on the pages of Conde Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure etc where everyone is laughing, playing and generally beautiful.  Those perfect families are creating joyful memories of happy times which the children will treasure when they

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