Category Archives: Europe

The family resort that’s thought of (pretty much) everything: review of Costa Navarino, Greece

Ask kids what they’d like from their summer holiday: a swimming pool? Natch. A sandy beach? Obvs. How about an ice cream parlour? Yum.  Watersports? Yeah, maybe.  A waterpark? Now you’re talking. Climbing wall? Sounds fun! Ten-pin bowling? Are you … 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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If it ain’t broken… Why we went back to Periyali Villas, Zakynthos

When it comes to holidays, my wife and I have never quite understood ‘returning types’.  With three Geography degrees between us and a hunger to score new cities and countries on the ‘where I’ve been in the world’ chart, we … Continue reading

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Alsagra, Umbria, Italy: accommodation review

I’m just going to come out and say it: this was not our most successful family holiday. But before I lead you to the wrong conclusion, I must quickly assert that it was not our choice of accommodation that was … Continue reading

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Princesa Yaiza, Lanzarote: accommodation review

Here at The Trunki Files, we are huge fans of Lanzarote. Under four hours’ flight away, no time difference, great beaches, kiddie-safe resorts and year-round sun, it ticks a lot of our boxes. And whilst it has an over-abundance of … Continue reading

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Periyali Villas, Zakynthos: accommodation review

“Having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.” Such is the Oxford Dictionary definition of ‘smug’; and such is pretty much how I felt after spending two near-perfect weeks this August at Periyali Villas, on the Greek … Continue reading

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Villas Martinhal, Portugal: accommodation review

This week, I am thrilled to introduce a new contributor to The Trunki Files, Rachael. An expert in boutique travel with whom I am forever swapping tips and recommends, Rachael has set off on a summer trip round Europe with … Continue reading

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Montengrand, France: accommodation review

France. Yawn. Everyone goes to France. We don’t do France, we do Spain (well, admittedly everyone goes there too, but you know, we are irrational creatures with irrational opinions). So how was it, then, that we ended up spending a … Continue reading

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Caserio del Mirador, Costa Blanca, Spain: accommodation review

I’ve thought long and hard about whether to blog about this place. When you find somewhere this good, the temptation is to keep it to yourself. With only 5 apartments (3 with 1 bedroom and 2 with 2 bedrooms), the … Continue reading

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