New England Road Trip.

The Ultimate New England Road Trip Itinerary

New England exceeded all expectations. It was my small-town Gilmore Girls dream brought to life – I’m not sure I’ve ever used the word “charming” quite so often. Plus the nature blew my mind. From Acadia to the White Mountains to the forests and lakes of Vermont, every state has something spectacular to offer. And … Read more

Arlo and Otis playing outside the honeymoon yurt at Fortland

5 stylish places for glamping in New England

Glamping in New England is ideal with gorgeous lakes, coast and woodland that beckon you outdoors. Camping is always an option, but if like me, you prefer a bit more comfort, these New England glamping sites are winners. They were among our favourite and most memorable stays on our New England road trip. Let us … Read more

A street in New Milford CT

Where to find the real Stars Hollow from the Gilmore Girls

I was a latecomer to the Gilmore Girls. Steve and I devoured it in the hazy days of pregnancy with Otis, our final hurrah as a two as we awaited our big life change. I think the cosiness of Stars Hollow and the closeness between Rory and Lorelai was a comfort, an inspiration of sorts. … Read more

Music Hall, Portsmouth New Hampshire

Things to do in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was a name that came up again and again when we talked to locals about their favourite place in New England. The small city feels frozen in time to the scene of a Norman Rockwell painting.  Cobbled streets lined with a timeline of American architecture, from the red-brick buildings of downtown to … Read more

Victoria, Otis and Arlo on Cadillac Mountain

The Ultimate Boston to Maine Road Trip

Lucky you! If you’re reading this post, I presume you’re planning a road trip from Boston to Maine, and if so you’re in for a treat. It’s one of the most charming road trips we’ve ever done. You’ll pass through colourful seaside towns, picturesque coastal byways, a feast of American history, and top it all … Read more

Victoria, Ottis and Arlo posing on Harvard Steps

42 unmissable things to do in Boston with kids

I didn’t have Boston pegged as a brilliant destination for families – in my mind it was more of a “grown-up” destination, one for history buffs and academic types. But my pre-conceptions were wrong, and Boston is a brilliant city for families. It’s in part due to its size, which is manageable in comparison to … Read more

Kayaking with mantees at Crystal River

32 unmissable things to do in Florida with kids

Florida, the Sunshine State, is forever one of the world’s top destinations for a family holiday, and not just because of Disney. From pristine beaches to exciting wildlife encounters, and distinctly off-beat Floridan attractions, there are things to do for all ages. It makes for an epic family vacation. We haven’t been (yet!), so we … Read more

Huntington Beach giant surf board

17 unmissable things to do in Huntington Beach, California

On our most recent trip to California, I was hell bent on finding the perfect California beach town – a place that epitomised my idealised dream of laidback vibes, long sunny days and the roll of Pacific waves. In my mind’s eye it’s a perfect pastiche of all the California TV programmes and films I’ve … Read more

Casa Romantica, San Clemente

Things to do in San Clemente, California

Two weeks before visiting San Clemente, I’d never heard of it. It isn’t a famous holiday destination like its neighbours, Laguna, Huntington and Newport – and for me that was part of the appeal. I wanted to experience the laid-back vibes of a small Orange County beach town, and I knew as soon as I … Read more

The Garland - Family hotel near Universal Studios Hollywood

25 cool Los Angeles hotels for families

Los Angeles is a proper sprawl of a city with a massive range of different neighborhoods and vibes. You’ve got everything from the glitz of Beverly Hills to the eclectic madness of Venice Beach, and then every option in-between. Where you choose to stay in Los Angeles will hugely shape your impression of the city, … Read more