Bushbaby Travel: Inspiring travel for life
Grand Canal, Credit Bucchi Francesco, Shutterstock


Europe, with its rich history, diversity, fascinating culture and breath-taking scenery is an obvious choice for a family holiday, whatever the time of year. It’s close proximity tends to prompt multiple visits- and with so much to see, it’s entirely possible to visit year on year without ever returning to the same place. The most appealing destinations tend to offer that magic combination of fabulous beaches and high-quality accommodation, plentiful options to eat out and sample delicious wines, and enough culture to add an educational slant to even the most relaxing of holidays. With so many tempting destinations to choose from, the hardest decision is drawing up a short-list. That said, we find the following usually feature on most people’s bucket list- a wonderful trip around Greece taking in the Parthenon and some of the stunning islands, perhaps by boat for the sailing enthusiasts amongst you, or an Italian sojourn in Rome, Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast for foodies and culture buffs, a taste of authentic island life in North-East Majorca, and for a city break like no other, charming Dubrovnik is hard to beat. Beyond the more established destinations though, opportunities abound to go off the beaten track, to see local life, try out neighbourhood eateries and soak up the sun in pretty coves hidden from prying eyes.

Grand Canal, Credit Bucchi Francesco, Shutterstock
  • Turkey

    Credit Shutterstock
  • Cyprus

    Kyrenia Harbour, Credit Shutterstock
  • Croatia

    Dubrovnik, Credit Sorin Colac, Shutterstock
  • Finland

    Northern Lights, courtesy Visit Finland
  • France

    Cote D'Azur, Credit Shutterstock
  • Greece

    Crete Landscape, Credit Anilah, Shutterstock
  • Italy

    Gondolas Saint Mark Square, Credit Shutterstock
  • Spain

    Mallorca Cala Santanyi, Credit Holbox, Shutterstock

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