Three stiff-legged Danes on ski in Sweden

My husband and I have never taken the kids (now in their late teens) on a ski holiday. Instead, we have spent most winter holidays in destinations far away from cold Scandinavia. For two reasons: 1) Old knee injuries; 2) An urge to escape the cold and the dark and experience different cultures. This Christmas was… Continue reading Three stiff-legged Danes on ski in Sweden

Victoria Falls – convenient safari stopover in Zimbabwe

On a safari trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe in July, my family and I made a two-nights stopover in Victoria Falls town. Just to brush off the dust of our pants and admire one of the seven natural wonders of the world: The gigantic waterfalls. Victoria Falls town was a great place to visit, because… Continue reading Victoria Falls – convenient safari stopover in Zimbabwe

Portuguese paradise Island Madeira – not just for pensioners

The volcanic island of Madeira has a lot to offer Madeira is popular with pensioners. This was confirmed to me during our February holidays. And it’s ok. Even though we are family with teenagers. And February is a fine time to visit, if you can live with temperatures between 13C and 22C, and light showers.… Continue reading Portuguese paradise Island Madeira – not just for pensioners

La Réunion – French hidden gem

Active holidays on Réunion You don’t have to be a Francophile to visit the tiny French island Réunion in the Indian Ocean. But it helps. Locals speak Creole and French as their official language, and on our eight days’ visit right after Christmas, we met almost exclusively French tourists. The reason might be that the… Continue reading La Réunion – French hidden gem