Travel Bucket List: Idaho

Like thousands of British families, we love to travel to the USA – but does Idaho make your US travel bucket list? If you’re anything like me, you’ll be a bit, “Ida-who, now?” but after spending the day with Visit Idaho recently, I’m more than a bit sold. Basically, Idaho has…

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Things to do in Chicago when you’re 10

This Christmas, Flea and I wanted to take a trip, after a holiday we’d planned fell through. “Let’s go somewhere cold,” said Flea. “I want to go ice skating.”  And so we looked around and found some reasonable flights to Chicago, and found a great deal on rooms at the Four…

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California Road Trip: San Diego and La Jolla

What are the best things to do with kids in San Diego, California?  Our California road trip (see our itinerary here) continued South with a two-hour drive from Santa Monica to San Diego. Specifically, we were headed for La Jolla (pronounced la hoy-a), a district of San Diego that’s renowned…

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Top tips for Visits to Disneyland California and California Adventure

Fresh from a week in Santa Monica, I felt ready and strong enough for a day at the Happiest Place on Earth, with the Most Excited Girl on Earth. It’s a good time to visit – the park is celebrating its 60th anniversary and there is a brand new parade…

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California Road Trip: Santa Monica and LA

There are moments on a California road trip that you file away for future reference, knowing that you’re experiencing a full on, properly California moment. One of them is definitely watching the sun set over Santa Monica pier. With its golden beaches, old-school amusement park and wooden pier (complete with…

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