Category Archives: Destination guides

7 ways to spend 7 days in North Cornwall… and 1 lovely place to stay

The minute you have your first child, you know you will be spending one, if not all, of your summer holidays in Cornwall. In fact, for many families, it becomes their default destination. Far enough away to feel exotic but … Continue reading

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The Trunki Files does…the ski chalet experience

by Alison Wood The best cure for the doldrums that follow a return from holiday is to plan another escape. For this reason, 1 March is a red letter day in my husband’s diary. By then, we can usually guarantee … Continue reading

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Sitges destination guide: city break with a beach

We have written before on The Trunki Files about the joys – and perils – of city breaks with young children. They can offer new and surprising experiences, and are far less reliant on the weather than your usual bucket-and-spade … Continue reading

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Easy winter sun: a first-timer’s guide to Tenerife with kids

by Helen Finney My husband and I first went to Tenerife in March 2000, our first holiday as a couple. Back then we were looking for sunshine and nightlife and weren’t too fussy about where we stayed! We chose the … Continue reading

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The Exotic East (Coast of Scotland): Fife destination guide

by Linda Hull Although as a general rule I would recommend the West Coast every time for a true taste of Scotland, there is plenty to enjoy on the ‘other side’ and proximity to lovely beaches as well as the … Continue reading

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The Trunki Files guide to Disneyland Paris

by Helen Finney About 18 months ago we took our two boys (then aged 6 and 2) to Disneyland in Paris. I’d done some research into prices and looked at the usual package-type bookings and was fairly horrified at the … Continue reading

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Dare to be different (just beware the donkeys): Marrakech destination guide

‘Casper, where are we going on holiday?’ ‘Coco!’ came the enthusiast reply. Marrakech, the jewel in Morocco’s crown, might not be the most obvious place to take a toddler, but whether it be getting hopelessly lost in the labyrinthine medina, … Continue reading

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Can’t ski, won’t ski (but not missing out!): Linda Hull’s Christmas in Montchavin-Les-Coches, France

If you have read my previous posts, you will have realised that our extended family play a significant part in our holiday planning.  Last Christmas, the all-encompassing family holiday reached new heights (figuratively and literally) when my in-laws asked if … Continue reading

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Easy Caribbean winter sun: Barbados destination guide

Barbados. You just have to say the word and you’ve said it all. Long-established as a ‘paradise’ destination, the charms of this Caribbean Island are obvious. But how does it stack up as a winter sun destination with kids in … Continue reading

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Down under (and left a bit): The Trunki Files’ guide to Western Australia

Linda Hull’s been busy again. Here she shares her experiences of travelling round Western Australia with a 5 month old baby. As we always say here at the Files, go whilst they’re portable… — When I was pregnant with our … Continue reading

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