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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It is our first weekend home after the holidays and to keep at bay the melancholy that so often follows the return from a faraway land, we played tourist in our own country. We are lucky to live in Ireland, a place of stunning scenery and history, and today we drove...
I usually publish my interviews with inspirational globetrotting parents once a month, but during August some of them are on trips that are so amazing it is worth following them as they happen. To make sure you don’t miss out on them, I have decided to add an...
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It is no secret that I am in love with Tuscany. Its cities, its beautiful coastline, its people, all conjure to make this beautiful land my favourite bit of Italy and this is before I even mention its wineries and romantic rolling hills that make Tuscany appear in...read more
When all you hear from your kids is screams of joy, you know you have picked the right vacation place. And squeals of delight is exactly what we got when we arrived in Paradu, a family beach resort in Tuscany that recently hosted us for a couple of nights of...read more
July is a very special month in our house: we celebrate our little Bear’s birthday! We had expected Matti to be born some day around the end of June 2010: scans, calendars and unlikely sentimental calculations (‘he’ll be born the day Rome celebrates...read more
Europe has been my first travel love. Growing up in Italy, I always cherished the ability to hop on a car, a train or a boat and cross into other countries at my heart desire and over the course of the years I had my fair share of beautiful trips. Despite this ease of...read more
Our recent family trip to Geneva was full of firsts. The first time I had a city break with the kids alone, the first time the children saw Switzerland and also the first time we flew with the Swiss national airway: Swissair. Flying with kids always requires more...read more
The summer has officially started, here in Europe: school holidays are kicking in and family travel plans are now taking shape and becoming a reality. A family traveller I love and follow with great interest is Virginie, the author of the fantastic travel blog...read more