Welcome to Learning Escapes – Little Travel Notes. My name is Marta, I am an Italian mum in Ireland. Together with my husband and kids, I love to travel the world and learn about different cultures. This blog is my way to share our adventures and family vacation ideas for fun, slow, eco-friendly family holidays. Follow us!
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A personal reaction – unfiltered thoughts I have often felt part of a minority. Not for the colour of my skin or sexual orientation, just to name common ‘reasons’ for exclusion and discrimination. The minority I feel part of is a minority of beliefs:...
This post is part of a series about the top 5 kid friendly activities in several cities around the world. The series highlights not just child centred entertainment options but sights and elements of cities the whole family can enjoy, without renouncing sightseeing....
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The next couple of months will see us travelling more than usual. A weekend in Switzerland, ten days in Rome, a short break in Stockholm and a long awaited trip to Northern California are all in the pipeline and preparations are well under way. Itineraries are ready,...read more
Walking down the busy streets of Dublin, it is sometimes easy to forget that Dublin is a coastal town: its pub culture and recent fame for being the European ‘silicon valley’ conjures up the misleading image of a highly urbanised space, far from the misty and scenic...read more
In the last few days I have been writing extensively about Madrid, going through my favourite itinerary, restaurants and day trip from the city. So far, however, I haven’t covered one of the main aspects that make me go back over and over again: how family...read more
On my last visit to Madrid I stayed in a wonderful hotel that made my city break truly special: the hotel ME Madrid, by Melia, aka ME Hotel Reina Victoria Madrid I chose this hotel because of its location in Plaza Santa Ana, one of my favourite squares in Madrid, and...read more
A few months ago, I published a post called ‘I made a mess: what not to do when travelling with children‘, sharing some of the undoubtedly many mistakes we have made travelling as a family. It is, to date, one of my most read articles and one that seems...read more
This month, for my family travel bloggers interview series, I am having a chat with Elizabeth, author of the family travel blog ‘In search ofs’. Elizabeth is, among other things, an expat mom, a coffee lover and a family travel bloggers so I guess it comes...read more