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Rosie’s blog – Around the Bay of Naples

Let’s start with Naples itself. The third biggest city in Italy, Naples is a long way from the chocolate box that is Florence  - or the ‘living museum’ of Venice. Naples is chaotic, contemporary and lively. It takes you several moments before you remember that this was the original ‘New City’ (Neo polis) as christened by the Greeks. There is of course magnificent art and culture to be found in Naples. On one of our free mornings, I took a taxi (13 Euros)  to the spectacular Capodimonte museum, high above the city.

Honey, aged 9. Blog on the Around The Bay of Naples

The things I liked about Italy were these.

Firstly, going up Vesvius. This was quite scary because you felt like you could just topple off the edge (but nobody did). It was also quite cold, with lots of clouds around, so I would advise you to bring a jumper or fleece! Pompeii was another Awesome adventure. I never knew the Romans cooked fast food out on the streets in stone pots, for example. It was sad to see people who had died in the volcano, lying down looking just like us.

Phoebe (aged 14) blog on Around the Bay Of Naples

We stayed in three places on this trip, but in Italy, every place is so different. First we went to Naples, which was very busy and seemed quite scary at times but it was exciting. Our guide Davide paid a lot of attention to us. He was more than a guide really. He came with us to every meal and played football with us and never seemed to get annoyed, even when we teased him!

Family Summer Holidays in Andorra

I was under the impression that Andorra - that tiny principality between France and Spain - was great for skiing, but not much else. How wrong I was. Like me, many people hold the false belief that everything in this beautiful part of Europe closes down as soon as the snow melts, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Andorra has plenty to offer people who are looking for the ultimate summer activity holiday, much to my delight.

Tanzania had me feeling like a child in a sweet shop

Although I had been on an African safari holiday before, the feeling of excitement and anticipation ahead of my trip to Tanzania was almost too much to bear. I knew that this would be the best wildlife viewing tour of my life and I could hardly contain myself. Goodness knows how the kids must have felt.

Jordan is family-friendly as well as fascinating

Most people may assume that the intriguing historical sights of Jordan are best explored alone or as a couple - well I can categorically say they are wrong.

Make no bones about it, the country is fantastic if you are on your own, but to the surprise of many, the Jordan offers family-friendly holiday that is welcoming and fascinating. Throughout the entire duration of the trip the kids were able to play football and other games with the very hospitable local youngsters, which really did make the holiday extra special.

Turkey is my ultimate activity holiday hotspot

Our family activity holidays in Turkey are great for families seeking adventure and relaxation.

It is little wonder that Turkey holidays are so immensely popular among Britons these days. Not only is the country blessed with stunning beaches and red hot weather, but the locals are friendly, the restaurants are superb and, best of all, there is a multitude of activities to engage in.

India's stunning architecture left me amazed

The old saying that "slow and steady wins the race" tends to ring true in many aspects of life and this is certainly the case when it comes to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, as I found out. There are a number of different ways to get to the top of the famous African mountain and each route requires a certain level of commitment and physical fitness.

Take the Rongai Route for an alternative view of Tanzania

The old saying that "slow and steady wins the race" tends to ring true in many aspects of life and this is certainly the case when it comes to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, as I found out. There are a number of different ways to get to the top of the famous African mountain and each route requires a certain level of commitment and physical fitness.