Category Archives: Tips & ideas

“Mummy, what’s a yurt?”: five unusual places to stay in the UK

Although I’m guilty of being seduced by exotic destinations and the promise of warmer climes, when it comes to family holidays, the truth is you don’t have to go very far to have a brilliant time. The explosion of unusual … Continue reading

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To Val d’Isere and back: my Easter family ski holiday

by Alison Wood “Quick, we’re leaving in an hour.” It’s the end of Spring term at the school gate. In four hours, we’ll be rolling sous la Manche on the Eurotunnel, headed towards the French Alps. It goes like clockwork, … Continue reading

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Val d’Isere unpackaged: the real cost of a family ski holiday

The Trunki Files’ ski expert Alison Wood recently returned from a ski holiday to Val d’Isere with her husband and 2 children (and, by her own account, had a fabulous time). Eschewing the package option, and being the ski-pro that … Continue reading

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6 things to do on a Singapore Stopover

by Kirsty Horner Singapore is a great hub for travel throughout the Asia-Pacific region (and if you’re flying East, Singapore Airlines really is a cut above the rest); but its reputation as a sterile shopping stopover probably puts families off … Continue reading

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Flying solo but going nowhere: how I played Mum for my holiday

by Graham Horner Last week, I did something I never do. I took a week off work and didn’t go anywhere. That’s right. No cheeky European city break; no bout of winter sun in the Canaries; not even a night … Continue reading

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How I coped with three small children on a very, very long flight (plus layover!)

by Cassie Martin In April last year, my father and step-mother very kindly offered to fly the whole family out to Palm Springs to celebrate a very special birthday. My husband and I had been pre-children (my dad is a … 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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The long drive South: 6 tips for getting to the Cote with Kids

by Brune Torrente Being French, I have spent a fair share of my summers in the South of France – since I was 3 months old in fact. I am now married to an Englishman, live in England and have … Continue reading

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The Trunki Files guide to booking holidays: five tips for securing the best deal

Even if I do say so myself, I am a bit of a pro when it comes to booking holidays. Once I’ve decided where I want to go (which takes a looooong time), I see it as a challenge to … Continue reading

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Flying long-haul with kids: Virgin vs BA

Most of the time, you don’t have a choice when booking a long-haul flight for your family. Often, only one airline flies to the place you want to go; or you simply have to opt for the cheapest carrier (as … Continue reading

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