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Family Adventure in China

October 22, 2013

When Sophie Roell, her husband Charlie and their three children moved to China, they decided to make the most of their stay. Every time there’s a holiday they try to go on a trip, taking the kids with them. Sophie documents their wonderful adventures in her blog . Here on Pirouette, she shares tips about the best places to visit, as well as great feedback on how to plan for wild adventures with family in toe. Continue Reading

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Kid&Coe – Amazing Family Friendly Rentals

October 9, 2013

We were dreaming about it, Kid & Coe made it : a beautifully designed website offering  family friendly places to rent around the world. The selected properties are child-friendly and come with a guide of what to do – where to eat – what to see in the area, compiled by the families who own the properties. Interview with Zoie Kingsbery Coe founder of Kid & Coe. Continue Reading

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SUMMER HOLIDAY STORIES, LAST PART

September 14, 2013

Fourth and last part of this Summer Holiday Stories, that took us to lots of different places and landscapes, from Washington State to Fiji Island, through Mallorca, Corsica,Morocco, etc. Today with Jess Brown, Lila & Tom, Nonchalant mom,  Lmnop and Les Petits Chapelais we explore, Lake Tahoe, Navarra, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Bali (again!) and Bretagne.   Continue Reading

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October in Lindos, Rhodes (Greece)

October 28, 2012

This is one of the joys of being in Europe : having so many wonderful and diverse destinations at close reach. Our latest travel was to Rhodes where our friends Tim&Dixie got married. It took us nearly 4 hours to reach the island and the first great surprise was going off the plane and feeling that delicious hot air. Mid October and 28 degrees in the evening makes you wonder Continue Reading

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Un week end a la mer : Margate & Broadstairs

September 29, 2012

Nothing like a sunny September weekend to visit the seaside. The emptiness gives a nostalgic feeling, the temperature is just cold enough to make it bearable and to bring a crisp clear light. Margate and Broadstairs were sought-after destinations in the 50’s, before plane tickets became affordable and people decided to go to warmer and more exotic places. The newly built Turner Contemporary Gallery brings a few week-enders Continue Reading

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Provence, South of France

August 26, 2012

Provence is a wonderful place to visit and next year will be a particularly good time to head there as Marseille-Provence will be “Capitale de la Culture 2013”. Provence is already packed with fantastic festivals in normal times : Avignon (theatre), Arles (photography), Montpellier (dance), Aix-en Provence (opera). 2013 will transform Marseille and its region  into a Continue Reading

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Exploring Northern Italy & Venice

May 26, 2012

Everyone loves Italy, with its sunny weather, great history, gastronomy, and for the beach culture. For who prefers avoiding overcrowded spots, Umbria, Abruzzo and Veneto are great options, with green hilly landscapes, hidden little villages, amazing food and wine. A few years ago we explored the region of Treviso  in the Venetian pre-Alps, and we found it absolutely charming. It is on top of our list of Italian “must see” places. Continue Reading