Learning Escapes Family Travel Blog

Learning Escapes is a family travel blog dedicated to parents who, like us, believe holidays are the best opportunity to spend quality time with their kids. We want to inspire you to travel with your children and build great family memories: browse our menu for destination ideas, how-to guides and reviews that will help you along the way. Happy travel planning! Marta (mum), Phil (dad), Mr M and Little Ms E.


Great desert adventures you can have with kids

Can you go on a desert adventure with kids in tow? In this article, we share family friendly activities you can experience in deserts around the world with little adventures! I have always had a thing for deserts. The first time I experienced one, I was 7. My parents...

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Best castles in Ireland to stay, visit, photograph

What are the best castles in Ireland to stay, visit and photograph? What locations embody the evocative backdrop of Celtic legends and battles? In this article, we share our favourite Irish castles to visit and photograph and the Irish castles to stay in for a truly...

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How to make the most of a day in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree day trip tips and advice. Our guide to visiting Joshua Tree in one day. Information on our recommended itinerary, accessible hikes and tips on what you need to know to spend one day in Joshua Tree in summer.  If I had to pick just one day as a the most...

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First-aid kit essentials for family travel

International travel with kids can be scary. We trot the world with our two and I would be lying if I said that I never worry. While my overarching emotions on the road are thrill and excitement, I always have a voice in the back of my head that tells me 'be careful!'...

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8 of the best ski destinations for families for 2018

A guide to the best ski resorts in Europe, the US and Canada chosen by expert family travel writers. A family trip to powdered slopes has been high on our travel agenda for quite some time now. Our kids have never seen snow and every year we promise ourselves we would...

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Why you should visit Trier, Germany’s oldest city

Our round up of the best things to do in Trier Germany for the whole family. A guide to Trier attractions, excursions, hotels and interesting facts about Germany's oldest city. The first time I learned about Trier, Germany, it was from the pages of a school book. The...

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Great post-vacation activity for kids: Omy coloring rolls

I am always on the lookout for fun, quiet activities to do with the kids and recently I came across one we enjoyed more than many: Omy giant coloring rolls! As the name suggests, the Omy giant rolls are large rolls of paper for kids with doodles and designs they can...

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