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The Trunki Files Hot List 2016

Every year my hotlist seems to arrive a bit later. Last year I revealed it on 21st February. This year, I woke up in a panic having realised we’d got to March and I had still not put pen to … Continue reading

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The joy of going back

Since I had kids, something weird has happened. I’ve started going back to the same places on holiday. In my heady days of singledom, and then coupledom, this would never have happened.  I was always of the view that there … Continue reading

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Meeting in the middle: it really is fun to stay in the Y-H-A

So here’s the situation. Close group of friends from grad days in London now all grown up and dispersed inconveniently around the country (from Northumberland in the north to Sussex in the south). Desperate to meet up but can’t bear … Continue reading

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All’s fyne and dandy in Argyll

by Linda Hull This year’s holidays have been on the theme of return visits.  May half term back at Lower Saltings in Aldeburgh (still highly recommended) and  early Summer back at the in-laws’ house in France enjoying the sun were … Continue reading

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Small but perfectly formed: Ammos Hotel, Crete, reviewed

by Anna Culwick We have been wanting to visit this chic small beachside hotel for some time but it was either booked or flights didn’t seem to fit our holiday dates.  Finally, when it looked like it could work, I … Continue reading

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No compromise: review of Dubrovnik Sun Gardens resort, Croatia

Too often, family holidays involve compromise. To keep the children happy, you choose somewhere to stay that ‘ticks the boxes’. You opt for the resort with the massive swimming pool; the playground; the on-site pizza restaurant; the kitchenette; the sandy … Continue reading

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Making fresh tracks in the Dolomites

by Alison Wood   Eschewing familiar territory, jettisoning ski lessons, choosing a hotel without childcare or children’s mealtimes. We cut fresh tracks this February. And it turned out to be a case of ‘right place, right time’.  In our lifelong … Continue reading

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Why Pine Cliffs, Algarve, works: holiday review

The Algarve may not be the most exciting destination in the Med: golf courses, white villas with swimming pools, sandy beaches – it’s all perfectly pleasant but, for me at least, it lacks a bit of soul. It’s without the … Continue reading

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To kids club or not to kids club, that is the question

Whether to use kids clubs on holiday often divides opinion of families with young children. Some are guilt-wracked at the idea of abandoning their offspring during precious time together. Others see organised childcare as an essential ingredient of a trip … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Club Med virgin: La Palmyre resort, France, reviewed

Club Med’s La Palmyre resort, on the Atlantic coast of France between La Rochelle and Bordeaux, may not be perfect; but I can safely forgive anything that didn’t work on account of the many things that did, says Trunki Files … Continue reading

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