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China: in pictures

China is an eclectic country where tradition collides neatly with modernity and adventure happens in front of a variety of beautiful landscapes. There's a whole host of favourite and new activities on offer and what better way to show you, than in pictures. Check out what your family could get up to in The Land of the Dragon, on one of our favourite trips

Unplugged: 5 adventures to go techno-free

We know it can be pretty hard to go techno-free in today’s world, but it’s #NationalUnpluggingDay on 28 June 2015 so there’s no excuse not to put down those tempting iPhones, switch off the Kindles and get back to basics.  

The nature of our trips is about switching off from the norm at home, trying your hand at something new and immersing yourself in local culture, with plenty of real experiences. If you can only manage a day, make it 28 June. #Unplug

Turkey: in pictures

Turkey is an active, water wonderland perfect for families with older children and teens, looking for a little more than Mediterranean beach holiday. There's a whole host of favourite and new activies on offer and what better way to show you, than in pictures. Check out what your family could get up to in the coastal town of Kas, on one of our favourite trips

7 top tips for kids on how to take a great adventure travel picture

1.  You don’t need all the ‘gear’.

Here at The Family Adventure Company, taking the ‘perfect’ shot for us is all about the right subject and the right atmosphere ie our families. And we found that we don’t need the latest digital camera and high tech tripod to take it on. A good old iPhone will do the trick just as well and most importantly, if you capture the spirit of the scene, then that’s enough for us! 

2.  It doesn’t have to be what everyone else is staring at.

Adventurous accommodation

Here at The Family Adventure Company, we like to mix it up a bit and give your family unique adventures and experiences that provide memories to last a lifetime: memories that will be enjoyed around the dinner table for years to come.

Why we no longer ride elephants

We at The Family Adventure Company are a very passionate lot; unafraid to speak up about ethical and social justice issues we may be confronted with during our travels.

One of the areas that The Family Adventure Company is most vocal about is animal welfare. We don’t believe that animals should ever have to suffer for tourism.

Secrets of Tanzania caught on a camera trap

By David Guthrie, Tent With A View

We’re in the great safari lands of Tanzania, and there’s so much out there. Some of it shy, some of it nocturnal, but we have a secret tool that reveals all, well nearly all.

12 hours in Delhi

Delhi is beautiful, inspiring, chaotic and alive. And when you arrive, kids in tow and fresh from an 8 hour flight, it's ideal to have some sort of plan before the holiday gets into full swing. We  know arriving in a new country can be exciting and daunting all at the same time, so to make it easy for you, these are our best picks for a 12 hour Delhi survival itinerary!

6 reasons why Jordan is a great family holiday destination

1. One stop hop. A short 5-hour flight will transport you into another world as you set foot in Jordan. Home to a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, the lowest point of earth and impressive year-round temperatures, it’s a great family holiday destination for an Easter or half term getaway. Jet-lag excluded.

5 things to learn on an adventure

Going on an adventure holiday doesn’t mean your children have to put their learning on hold. While on holiday, kids and parents alike can learn about different cultures and even pick up some more unusual skills that will be the talk of the playground – and the office - come term time. Tim Winkworth, father of three and brand manager for The Family Adventure Company, shares five skills you can learn on holiday.

 

1.  Learn how to throw a spear like a Maasai warrior on a Kenya Family Safari