There may only be six weeks left of this year (scary..) but I had still hoped to find time for some more travel.
But while we’ve got a weekend away in Kent with friends planned, and I have my National Trust and Kew Gardens memberships burning a metaphorical hole in my pocket, that’s likely to be everything for this year.
Because all my spare cash is going on a slightly shorter journey: transporting all my worldly goods and possessions from our home to a new house. Yep, we’re moving (subject to references). Continue reading →
If Ljubljana is one of Europe’s most underrated cities for a weekend break, Slovenia’s capital is even further under the radar if you’re travelling as a family.
But it’s a great place to visit with children. The centre is compact enough for even small legs, most is pedestrianised and from my visit, everywhere seems incredibly welcoming to families. And as well as exploring the cobbled streets with their brightly painted buildings, before criss-crossing the river on decorative bridges, there’s plenty to discover.
Trotting obediently along in a group of 50, behind someone waving an umbrella, is not my idea of fun. I know this because I’ve tried it.
But taking an organised tour in a city? Sign me right up. However much research I do in advance, I can’t hope to think I’ll know all the secrets, the hidden corners, the history and highlights that a specialist would, especially when they’re local.
And whether it’s walking or cycling, food-themed (one of my new favourite things to do) or uncovering ghosts and history, I always try to fit in at least one. And on my recent trip to Slovenia, without a three-year-old’s attention span to worry about, I made the most of it – here are my three top tours in Ljubljana.