It took me years to open my eyes to this issue. My daughter has interacted with dolphins in Africa, and I participated in photo ops with dolphins as a child in Florida. At no point did we do this thinking it caused pain and suffering to the very animals we wanted to meet and show affection towards. But now we know different. Now, we are different. And we have a responsibility as parents and as compassionate citizens to educate our children and others about the truth.
I looked for my own 'Darcy' moment, for I was standing in the grounds of a sumptuous Grade 1 listed Georgian Suffolk mansion similar to Lizzy in Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The Hall was designed and built by Sir Robert Taylor in 1778, incorporating at its core part of the earlier house dating from 1714
Bagni di Pisa is the kind of hotel that demands a signature scent. An ancient summer residence of a Grand Duke of Tuscany, the retreat now hosts a more modern kind of royalty in the shape of jet setting couples, handsome models and the odd celebrity guest wanting to wind down or lose weight in its exclusive grounds.
Having confidence in yourself as a grown up is also key to your travelling experience. If you have the ability and processes to cope with unexpected events and stay calm whilst on the road, you can pretty much deal with anything. Travelling is stressful, but the bumps in the road need not ruin your trip. Take care, wherever life takes you.
For a little over two years, I've called Paris home. But since Brexit I've not only lost faith in my countrymen, but possibly my right to live in France. I'm three years short of citizenship and even the somewhat daunting idea of being a Brexit-bride isn't an option.
My husband worked his last day as a teacher in a primary school the day before my birthday. The kids had finished up their year at that very same school just a few days before that. They will not be returning when school resumes later this year... We are taking a gap year!
The days of flying and flopping on the beach are behind us it seems, at least when it comes to a honeymoon. New research from Westin Hotels found that with couples marrying later, they're often looking for something different from the holiday.
There's no getting around it: aeroplanes suck for the environment. And when the sun's out and you're dreaming of a city break someplace fancy, it's pretty tempting just to shrug your shoulders, accept you'll feel a tad guilty, and book a flight to somewhere in Europe. But, you can have the city break and keep a clear conscience.
This summer, I visited Europe with six friends. I'm typically reliant upon a wheelchair, but this trip was different. The places I wanted to see, the things I wanted to do, weren't necessarily going to be handicap accessible.
Brazil is prepared to put on the most spectacular Olympiad of all time. For the first time, South America will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, an event of historical importance for the continent. Rio de Janeiro will be the gateway to a nation that offers many tourist attractions in terms of natural beauty, sports, gastronomy and culture.
When Richella Heekin and her boyfriend Ben Marlowe turned up at Birmingham Airport for their dream holiday flight from the UK to Las Vegas, they were in for a bit of a shock. There was no flight listed.
With its breathtaking volcanic landscapes and perennial warm climes, Lanzarote is a popular destination for year-round sun seekers. Just 30 minutes from Arrefice airport, Princesa Yaiza is a bustling family friendly resort.
Before anyone goes off on me for "complaining" about travel, I'm not. I am simply saying that long-term travel is, for the most part, not glamorous. It's not all island-hopping and getting a tan. Constant travel can be busy, loud and exhausting, but we love it anyway.
Flights booked, sun cream bought and swimsuits on next-day-delivery order -- it's time to focus on the most important decision before heading to the airport: What books are you going to read on holiday this summer?
For our first two nights, we were booked into the 5* hotel La Sultana, which is based right in the centre of Marrakech and was only a short taxi ride from the airport. Our driver pulled up on a bustling road filled with people and fruit and veg stalls and we were directed down a quiet wide alley where at the bottom, we saw La Sultana.
I've always been a fan of classic films, film making in general has always been magical to me. And nowhere does it's history lie more deeply engrained than Hollywood. I remember watching the That's Entertainment series as a child and being completely entranced by the snapshot into the archives and insights into what happened behind the camera.