Short Breaks

City breaks with kids: Amsterdam

February 3, 2017

Continuing our series on family-friendly city holidays, we head to popular Amsterdam for bikes and boats, pancakes and play parks More in this series: Berlin | Paris | Barcelona | Rome Amsterdam East, the “Brooklyn of Amsterdam”, offers a pleasant alternative to the usual tourist jaunts. Its recently redeveloped Oosterpark has a new public playground […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

City breaks with kids: Paris

February 3, 2017

The city of love – or lights – can also be a delight for children, with special sessions at many cultural attractions and parks with playgrounds, ponds and puppets More in this series: Berlin | Amsterdam | Barcelona | Rome Most kids quickly tire of walking, so make it more interesting with a stroll along […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

City breaks with kids: Barcelona

February 3, 2017

It’s a favourite destination for adults, but Barcelona has loads to offer kids, whether they’re into football, science, the seaside or amusement parks More in this series: Berlin | Amsterdam | Paris | Rome The Gothic Quarter’s warren of medieval alleyways is great fun to explore, and one of its hidden treasures is the original […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

City breaks with kids: Rome

February 3, 2017

The Eternal City may be stuffed with classical treasures, but it also has plenty to intrigue kids – who will love the ready availability of pizza and ice-cream More in this series: Paris | Barcelona | Amsterdam | Berlin Rome offers several offbeat, not-too academic museums and art galleries. The Centrale Montemartini (€7,50, under-6s free) […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

Eastern sanctuary: a mindfulness weekend in Norfolk

January 3, 2017

A suitably slow-paced yoga and mindfulness weekend is revelatory – even the ‘weird’ bit about rebooting tired minds and bodies through silence We’re all tired. Some of us go on about it more than others (guilty) but most of us are wrecked most of the time. Which is why going on holiday to lie down […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

Gravity-assisted yoga in Andalucía, Spain

January 3, 2017

There are excellent retreats in southern Spain but this one, near Málaga, has a new shala with a yoga wall, allowing for a rare level of precision and teaching I am hanging upside down in “child’s pose”, like some sort of yogic bat suspended above the floor. My shins are against the wall, my arms […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

Yoga for beginners in the south of France

January 3, 2017

A trip outside the comfort zone can often feel a bit of a stretch. Our writer travels to an idyllic rural retreat near Toulouse with some concerns. As it happens, it proves to be a life-changing trip The words “vegan yoga retreat” terrify me. I’m an internet, pulled-pork and sarcasm kind of guy. However, an […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

Putting Airbnb’s new hosted ‘experience’ to the test

January 3, 2017

The global rental giant is rolling out tours and learning experiences run by ‘micro entrepreneurs’ in 12 cities worldwide. How will our writer fare on a hippy pottery course in Los Angeles? I’d thought my “experience” was going to be about making pottery, but it turns out that it also involves sitting in a circle […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

10 of the best winter city breaks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

January 3, 2017

Glühwein and hot chocolate, snowy views, empty museums and comfort food … Guardian readers pick the best European cities for an atmospheric winter holiday The best way to see Zurich is from the top of its own mini mountain, Uetliberg, from where you get a view of the whole city, the lake and the countryside […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

Top 10 winter city breaks in Europe

January 3, 2017

Winter is the time for exploring snowy European cities that are full of cosy cafes – such as Zagreb, Ljubljana and Tromsø – especially when they’re served by budget airlines with low-season fares Take one small city with a heart of medieval mitteleuropean quaintness at the foot of magnificent, snowy mountains. Then add an open-air […]

Posted in Short Breaks | No Comments »

Subscription

Fill out the form below to signup to our blog newsletter and we'll drop you a line when new articles come up.

Our strict privacy policy keeps your email address 100% safe & secure.