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 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...
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...
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The beautiful city of Geneva wowed my family with the sparkling waters of its lake and the orderly elegance of its public spaces. The appeal of this child-friendly town, however, goes beyond its city limits. Geneva sits surrounded by wonderful Alpine peaks and is...read more
I have always loved drafting itineraries. Researching what a city has to offer, marking places of interest on the map, figuring out the best way to get from one attraction to the next have always been my ways to get excited about a destination before the actual trip...read more
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:...read more
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....read more
The weekend just gone has been highly unusual for our family: my husband was away visiting relatives and so the kids and I decided to plan a little adventure for ourselves. Alone, the three of us jetted off to Geneva, Switzerland! I had travelled alone with the kids...read more
Complaining about the weather is a national pastime, here in Ireland, and one I have turned into a fine art since moving here over ten years ago. Our average of 150+ days of rain per year, however, has a silver lining: it makes for the emerald, romantic...read more