Applecross, Scotland- a stunning landscape to celebrate!

There was no competition as to the destination for my sister's 4oth birthday celebration. Her decision was both swift and decisive - Appplecross, Scotland. Having been there many moons ago as a child my recollection of her chosen destination was a little scratchy. Though amongst…

Paris City Guide for Families: URBANITO

Planning a trip to Paris this Summer en famille ? if it's a yes then the URBANITO Paris Family City Guide would be a very useful travelling companion. This well conceived guide is aimed at making France's capital city a fun, cultured and stress free experience with the kids. It…

Easter Festival of Flower Torches, São Bras de Alportel, Portugal

Spending Easter break in Portugal left a technicolour imprint on our memories. Sun seeking was the primary purpose of our visit, but it was the Festival of Flower Torches at São Bras de Alportel and it's vibrant injection of Portuguese colour that rejuvenated the soul.

Art and culture in Milan : Osservatorio & Academia dei Bambini by Fondazione Prada

Milan is becoming a must-visit culture hub. Last month, the Prada foundation in Milan opened a new space in the city center called Milano Osservatorio, dedicated to photography and visual languages. Next week will be the opening of a space dedicated to children, Academia dei…

Cabbages & Kings : Peru, Artisan Craft

For some the very idea of travelling solo with a 7 month old on a business trip may be enough to cause a rise in blood pressure but for Alexandra Gizela the founder of Cabbages & Kings it's a time to be cherished and enjoyed. We catch up with her following her latest trip to…

Going On A Humanitarian Trip With Children

Want to raise socially conscious children, and take part in a family humanitarian trip? For children who live a privileged Western/urban life, participating in this kind of adventure is a chance to play a role in helping others, while at the same time expanding their worldview.…

A MOTHER & DAUGHTER WEEKEND IN SEVILLA, SPAIN… OLÉ!

Pirouette takes to to Sevilla...via BozAround, the travel blog of Vanessa Boz. Last month, Vanessa took her daughter Amalia to Andalusia for a special mother-and-daughter week end. A very special moment that makes you want to book the same trip right away!

Gap Year Gambit

Pirouette readers are parents with a sense of adventure. As we’ve often read in these pages, that can mean literal adventure, with families taking time out to hit the road and discover new lands. This blog preaches to the converted when it comes to upending routine to deepen…

Cool Travel : Trancoso (Bahia, Brazil)

Pirouette is sharing BozAround's latest post "Feet in the sand in Trancoso". Thanks to Vanessa Boz for sharing such a precious travel guide, full of tips, addresses, local colour and sweet family images.

There’s no place like home… away from home

Traveling with kids can be a challenge. Location, season, amenities all come into play. Of course there's also the kids' age to consider. There are the 'family friendly' hotel options out there, which can be hit and miss. What could be better than staying at home... away from…

Rio de Janeiro!

Modern Rio, Vintage Rio, Decadent Rio. Rio is such a rich and beautiful city (the most beautiful, it is often said). It’s a proper 3D city, with as much going on vertically as horizontally. And it’s both extremely urban, and extremely green all at once, with one of the largest…

Isabelle Demenge : a new way for children to experience travel

Leap and Hop is a series of travel books for children written by Isabelle Demenge and illustrated by Emilie Sarnel. A wonderful way for kids to be conscious travellers, to absorb facts and history about the countries they visit, in an interactive,  playful way.