Family travel guide - Spring 2015

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Pick up a copy of the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of

National Geographic Traveller

(UK) today for your free


travel guide, packed with great ideas to help you decide where to take your brood in 2015. Stay close to home with our feature on great UK escapes, from the Outer Hebrides to the tip of Cornwall, or venture further afield with our Italy article and top 5 Caribbean trips.

Elsewhere in the magazine, our writers take a deep breath and head to some of Europe's top theme parks, bringing you the lowdown on Disneyland Paris, Center Parcs, and Efteling, while we've reviewed a host of family days out, travel kit, and books. Get your copy today!

Letter from the editor

The Summer question

Everyone will tell you being a parent is a balancing act, and nothing brings this more clearly into perspective than when you're looking to book your big summer family trip. Firstly, when to book?

Go for January early-bird offers or wait for a late deal in July (after all, there's Easter and half-term to get through). Next steps: how far will you go, what's your budget and what do you fancy doing? Sun and sea, pool or beach, city, desert, jungle, hotel, villa or camping — or a combo of all? Are the children too young or too old? Are you? Will you travel with extended family or friends?

Each choice raises a new query. It's a tense time for any decision-maker — usually mum, according to most surveys — and it's made ever more difficult as the kids grow older and more opinionated.

Thankfully, National Geographic Traveller – Family has oodles of great ideas to help you make your mind up, from the Caribbean to Italy, the UK, theme park trips and more. Just don't leave it too late! Happy travels.

Maria Pieri, Editorial Director

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