Things to do in Mauritius when you’re Eight

What springs to mind when you imagine an all-inclusive holiday? Endless, international buffet food? Packed resorts full of holiday makers taking part in enforced jollity? Bland hotels? Let’s face it, many of us have the same preconceptions about this type of holiday – but having just spent a week on an all-inclusive holiday… View Post

Things to do in Jordan when you’re Seven

“Is it safe?”  That’s the first question I asked when I was invited on a press trip to Jordan to explore the country as a destination for family holidays. This middle Eastern country borders Iraq, Syria AND Israel so you can see why I wondered – but a quick check… View Post

Israel: It’s a kind of magic

Ten days ago I flew to Israel, as a guest of the non-political charity Kinetis, which is involved in a project to raise awareness of Israel beyond military issues. I didn’t know what to expect, but had a sneaking suspicion it would involve lots of machine guns and me trying… View Post

A Week in Israel: It’s Complicated.

A couple of days ago, we visited the ancient city of Jerusalem. To kick the day off we went to Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. On the way there (because I’m cynical like that) I remember thinking, “Well, I’m not sure what’s so special about a zoo…” Except as the zoo director… View Post