City Tripping #3

Brrrr. Winter is very suddenly here. Fortunately that’s no bar to a bit of city exploration, as I’ve discovered myself over the last week – from the castle at Dover to the preparations for Christmas at Kew.

I have to admit, I wouldn’t say no to a lovely sunshiney city break though! In the meantime, it’s hot chocolate and a bit of virtual wanderlust with week 3 of the City Tripping linky.

chicagoCITYLast week, my first time to host, matched the launch with 25 more great posts linked up, so do check out our four favourites – and I hope you’ll join up again over at Wandermum.

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Travel theming everyday life

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.

Image of the map of the world on two open handsBecause 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).
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City Tripping #2

What a difference a week makes. When Wander Mum and I launched our brand new linky City Tripping last week, I wasn’t the only one talking about Paris being one of my favourite cities.

The terrible events of Friday night haven’t changed that at all, while I’ve also been remembering my trip to Beirut, which was similarly targeted.

The Statue of Liberty and New York's skylineSo all the more reason, I think, to celebrate our favourite cities around the world. We had 25 fantastic posts linked up last week for our launch, which means it’s already been a tricky job narrowing down our favourites.
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15 things to do in Ljubljana with kids

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.

Child running in the pedestrian streets of the Old Town in Ljubljana, SloveniaBut 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.

Here are my top 15 things to do in Ljubljana with kids.
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Three tours you must take in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

View to the castle above the old streets of Ljubljana, Slovenia and my top three tours for exploring the cityAnd 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.

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