Traveling as a family of four
We love to travel as a family. Ever since Bobcat was born, we took him on holidays abroad. From a very young age, he’s used to different places, hotels, flying and eating out in restaurants. I believe this is one reason for him not being so attached to a rigid routine. He’s pretty easy going and always been a great travel companion. As a family of four it can get a little more challenging when it comes to travel. So, these days we need to book bigger hotel rooms (family suites) and rent larger cars. We also try to book places which are more children friendly than not. We like to explore and spend the holidays day tripping to beaches and interesting sights. We’d like to expose the children to different cultures, because we think it’s beneficial for them.
5 of our favourite holiday spots in the Mediterranean
The last few years we spent quite a few of our holidays in the Mediterranean. It generally only takes around a two-hour flight, good connections and frequent and moderately priced flights from London. The weather is perfect in summer, the sea is mostly shallow and there are a lot of children friendly places.
Arcachon and Pyla-Sur-Mer
Arcachon is a seaside resort town in southwest France. Located from 55 kilometres southwest of Bordeaux, in the Landes forest. It has a sandy beach and a mild climate. The bay has multiple landscapes: oyster ports, sandy beaches, pine forests, a famous peninsula and the highest dune in Europe: the Great Dune of Pilat (Pyla-Sur-Mer) The town and the surrounding villages are lovely, lots of cute little restaurants, shops, markets, museums too. Bordeaux is perfect for a day trip: lots of lovely places, museums, and trams are always good fun. The beaches between Le Moulleau and Cap Ferret are beautiful and protected.
This is probably my favourite holiday spot in Europe. It has something quintessentially effortless French to it. This French and Niçoise fishing village on the French Riviera, in the heart of the Cote d’Azur, located between Nice and Monaco. It’s very charming. Most importantly, there are no private beaches in Villefranche-sur-Mer. The entire beachfront is free and open to the public. Beaches are very children friendly, very good restaurants and day trips to Nice and Monaco – that’s on offer if you visit in the summer. Provence is just a little further away!
Even though the White Island has an infamous reputation as a party island in the summer, it is far more than that. Because I used to live on the island, I can safely say this. You only need to avoid staying in actual San Antonio and Playa de’n Bossa where most of the big discos are located, but apart from that it’s perfect for families. Resort towns like Santa Eularia are perfect with children. The sea is warm, shallow and crystal clear. The restaurants are children friendly and it’s generally a very laid back place. Now is the time to book your holiday for this summer, and Ibiza has a lot to offer. Check them out.
San Sebastián is a resort town on the Bay of Biscay in the Basque Country, Spain. It’s known for Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta, beaches framed by a picturesque bayfront promenade, and world-renowned restaurants. It’s very pretty surrounded by mountains and forest. It’s also a short drive to France and visit Biarritz, which is perfect for a day trip.
Sardinia is a famous Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. Restaurants are serving lots of seafood and are surprisingly affordable. Fantastic child-friendly beaches for all ages, nature parks, fascinating caves and wildlife-watching and an array of water sports for older kids and teens.
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