Author Archive | Susanna

Antigua: The Verandah Resort and Spa

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  I knew we’d be back! After visiting last year, Antigua is now one of our favourite holiday destinations. Minimising travel time is a key factor for us and Antigua is the closest Caribbean island from the UK (less than 8 hours flying time). Plus if you pick a resort near the airport, you can save a couple of hours […]

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Postcards from Costa Barcelona

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  Driving down the c-32, the main motorway that hugs the Costa Barcelona coast, I’m reminded of California. Oaks trees line the rolling golden hills and terra-cotta coloured houses dot the landscape as we pass the upscale town of Llavaneres. We pass an agricultural area and our tour guide points out tiny red dots that are strawberries! There’s […]

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12 reasons for families to visit Costa Barcelona

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Just 20 minutes from Barcelona-El Prat airport lies the region of Costa Barcelona. The name is not as familiar as its northern neighbour Costa Brava, but that should be exactly why you want to visit! Costa Barcelona is one of three new tourist brands that encompass the Province of Barcelona. Collectively they market themselves as “Barcelona […]

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Costa Barcelona: Bring the kids to the vineyard!

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  “I’m Chardonnay and I’m from France!” I yell out, doing a half turn and then a majestic bow. My fellow bloggers do the same. We’re on a press trip organized by Costa Barcelona, and our first stop is the Alta Alella winery. It’s the closest vineyard to Barcelona, located 2 km from the Mediterranean […]

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Maui’s South Coast: Fairmont Kea Lani

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A text pings and I can’t decide. Feathers or foam? I tap my 14-year-old on the shoulder. She’s dozed off, summer reading strewn to the side, wearing one of the 7 bikinis she packed for our trip. We’ve had a hard morning. Up before 7 to get on a 64-ft catamaran to sail to the Molokini […]

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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa: 7 tips for families

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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Ka’anapali Beach is a good choice for families.  It’s location – right on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches  – is a major plus. The resort also have a 5-swimming pool complex with water slides which makes it very popular with kids. It’s a bit busy, and […]

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The new SFMoMA: Something for every generation!

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  A day out with the whole family can be challenging: The kids want to be entertained, grandma gets tired easily and the aunt has very specific dietary requirements! The newly transformed and extended San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) turned out to be a big hit for The Extended Modern Family. With three times more gallery space […]

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VLOG: Day 2 in Hawai’i!

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Join the Modern Family on Day 2 of their Hawaiian adventure. There’s a tropical rainstorm, a tour of the Westin Maui Resort and Spa and lots and lots of pineapple!     IF YOU GO The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali 2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 +1 (808) 667-2525 http://www.westinmaui.com Go Hawai’i int.gohawaii.com/uk Whalers […]

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3 of the BEST places to snorkel in Maui

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The Modern Family loves snorkelling. With minimal instruction, even kids can enjoy colourful underwater life. If you can swim, you can snorkel! In Maui, be prepared to see lots and lots of sea turtles!   Here’s our list of our favourite places to snorkel in Maui.   1. Black Rock The very first time I snorkelled – […]

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VLOG: First day in Hawai’i!

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Check out the Modern Family in our blog of our first day in Hawai’i! We go surfing on Kaanapali Beach, forget our towels, burn our feet on hot sand, rent a cabana on the beach and eat pineapple! All in a hard days work!   IF YOU GO The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali […]

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