Fussy eaters? Instagram-obsessed teens? We know it's not always smooth sailing when travelling with younger members of the family, so in order to help you, we've compiled a list of essential things to do in Madrid with kids - from the tiniest of tots to the most intrepid of explorers.
Like any other cosmopolitan city, Madrid's food scene runs the gamut; tabernas perched on street corners rub shoulders with quirky cafes, sleek Pan-Asian establishments and distinguished Michelin-star restaurants. There's also no use in denying that our eyes are always bigger than our stomachs, so if you're looking to savour the flavourful dishes most associated with Spain, you need to know where to start.
Joshua Tree National Park has over 500 campsites to stay in. That's all well and good; trust us, we're the last people to dissuade intrepid explorers from venturing out into the High Desert of California to explore everything from rock formations to wildlife, but let's face it, the rugged lifestyle isn't for everyone...especially those who favour Plum Guide homes.
If you're spending 4 days in Madrid, it might be easy to feel like you've got it all figured out; after all, aren't cities designed to be explored over a long weekend? Not if you get sidetracked (which you're likely to do once nestled into a spot at a rooftop bar drinking goblets of G&T).
Hoping to get to know Madrid like the back of your hand in just one day? Let's be honest; that's pretty much impossible, but if 24 hours is all you've got, there are ways to make the most of your time in the city - and no, they don't include sacrificing comfort by seeing it from a seat in a sweaty, overpriced tourist bus.
Interconnected via the Danube River, the east and west banks in Budapest reveal how two divided settlements evolved into the dynamic Hungarian capital of today. The city's size makes it the perfect destination for shorter breaks - providing you plan accordingly.
Days 1-3: Exploring the contrasts of Panama City If you're traveling into Tocumen International Airport, it's almost inevitable you'll start off your trip in Panama's capital city. The drive from the airport allows you to catch a glimpse of the contrasting districts; glistening skyscrapers soon give way to vibrant street art, old mansions and lively street markets unique to the old town (Casco Viejo), the perfect district in which to stay.
The San Blas archipelago consists of over 300 cays and islands scattered parallel to the northern coast of Panama - only a fifth of which are inhabited. An hour away from the mainland, the network of islands is home to pristine landscapes, diverse ecosystems and communities of indigenous people who host visitors keen to get a taste of island life without the bells and whistles associated with luxury resorts.
To raise awareness for Men's Health Week, Sofia Sims picks out some of the best wellness retreats from around the world Best for: Discovering the spiritual side of surfing Considered more of a lifestyle than a sport, surfing has its origins in Polynesian culture, and provides a total body workout while promoting inner calm, self-reflection and a sense of reconnection.
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