Category Archives: Tips & ideas

How to do Sri Lanka with kids

Sri Lanka is having its moment. Battered by the 2004 tsunami and years of civil war, which finally ceased in 2009, this teardrop island in the Indian Ocean is emerging as one of the globe’s hottest destinations. It is not … Continue reading

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7 days, 7 (planned) surprises: discovering the other side of Tenerife

Whilst I am a big fan of Lanzarote for a blast of winter warmth and sunshine, I had always viewed its brasher, larger neighbour, Tenerife, with scepticism. I like wild, windswept, low-key, authentic; in my imagination, Tenerife was the polar … Continue reading

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The Trunki Files hot list 2015

I know I know, you’re supposed to release your ‘hot lists’ for the year ahead in January. It’s now mid-February. I apologise. It’s all been rattling around in my head for months; what with the January return to work and a … Continue reading

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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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Glamping it up in the New Forest

by Linda Hull Following a fun February half term trip to London, using the tried and tested Premier Inn and Pizza Express combo, and a stay at home Easter, we were ready for something different for May half term.  One … Continue reading

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Child-friendly, delivered: Fawakay Villas, Marrakesh, review

I have to admit, I nailed it this time. Not that I tend to get our holidays wrong – I do far too much research for that to happen. But there’s nothing like the smug glow that comes from a … Continue reading

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Private but no longer confidential: my experience of Soneva Kiri, Thailand

When I started the Trunki Files, I was a father of two working at a national newspaper. Nearly 4 years on, a fair bit has changed. Not only has another child entered the mix (and sleep decreased exponentially) but I … Continue reading

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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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