city trip, family travel, germany, nature, park, wildlife

Luisenpark – The most beautiful city park you’ve never heard of

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Background

What’s the number one requirement for a successful city break with kids? Museums? Attractions? Kid-friendly places to eat? Sure, these are all important factors, but we have found that children need space – green space, preferably – to let off steam and relax in between museum visits and sightseeing.

Mannheim, a buzzing metropolis in south-west Germany, surely must rank highly among major cities with the most green space. Its riverside walks, urban forests, huge parks and green squares are scattered liberally across the sprawling Rhine-Neckar region.

But the jewel in Mannheim’s sparkling crown simply must be the gorgeous Luisenpark.

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family travel, france, wildlife

Domaine de Briange – A campsite with a difference

FOREWORD: This is not a sponsored feature. We have written this article because we really, really enjoyed our stay at Domaine de Briange and think that others may too. Simple.

There was a praying mantis in our tent, loitering casually on our food storage box.

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Now, if you are somewhat appalled by the prospect of sharing your holiday accommodation with a carnivorous insect then, let’s be honest, this article probably isn’t for you. But if you enjoy getting close to nature, then… read on. In fact, if you’re a keen camper, then there’s a pretty good chance that you will absolutely adore Camping Domaine de Briange in the Ardèche, France.

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