Is Alvor in Portugal a Good Holiday Spot for a Toddler?

Is Alvor in Portugal a Good Holiday Spot for a Toddler?Is Alvor in Portugal a good holiday spot for a toddler? Alvor is a fishing town that has developed into a holiday destination. The town is situated on the banks of the Odiáxere River and is walking distance from a large sandy beach. The town has traditional white washed houses, narrow cobbled streets and small fishing boats pulled up along the banks of the river. And of course newer apartment blocks for all the tourists. The tourist area of the town centre is small; a couple of streets full of restaurants, cafes and bars.
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Down to Margate

Down to Margate

We took an impromptu trip down to Margate on a sunny September day. Margate has reinvented itself from run-down traditional seaside town to an artistic hub. A world-class art gallery, cool cafés and retro shops now complement the sandy beach.
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Something Wild, a family-friendly trail running festival

Something Wild, a family-friendly trail running festivalSomething Wild, a family-friendly trail running festival, is held in Devon on Dartmoor. It sounded right up our street, with trail running, camping, and talks, all aimed at people bringing their kids along. We excitedly read through the pre-event information and researched the running routes – Daddy had signed up for the marathon on the Saturday and me for the 10k on the Sunday.
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A Toddler’s Summer in St Anton am Arlberg

Toddler's Summer in St Anton am ArlbergI was intending to write a guide of activities to do during a toddler’s summer in St Anton am Arlberg. But actually the great thing about summertime in the mountains is the chance to unwind. We took it as a great chance to slow down and not schedule any activities. “Isn’t that boring?” I hear you say. Or “didn’t your toddler drive you crazy?” Not at all. So here is my guide to doing nothing in the mountains…
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Camping in Pisa with a Toddler

Camping in Pisa with a Toddler

I am coming to the conclusion that campsites often provide the best budget accommodation when travelling with a toddler. A campsite will often have a swimming pool, playground and space to run around. Most campsites have some type of cabin available so that you don’t have to lug camping stuff around. And they are considerably more reasonably priced than a hotel with similar facilities. Certainly camping in Pisa with a toddler provided the best combination of price and facilities.
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Is a Day Trip to Florence a Good Idea for a Toddler?

Is a Day Trip to Florence a Good Idea for a Toddler?

Is a day trip to Florence a good idea for a toddler? Florence (called Firenze locally) is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and well known for its beautiful Renaissance architecture. However, my online research suggested that its cobbled streets, heat and crowds were not best suited to toddlers. Unless of course you are blessed with a toddler with a keen interest in Renaissance art…
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