Our top 5 family friendly properties of 2021

Children at beach The Halkidiki Seaside Resort & Villas

Despite the ongoing pandemic in 2021, we were really pleased to see that we had many “little voyager” families travelling last year and we were lucky to assist them with their well-deserved holidays.

Please find in the following our top 5 family friendly properties where most of our families travelled to in 2021:

NUMBER 5: Sani Resort – Greece

Located about 40 minutes from Thessaloniki airport, Sani Resort is a stunning complex comprised of five beautiful and very different hotels with some of the nicest beaches we have ever seen.

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Giving back to those in need

Emma&Anton school kids

During times as turbulent as we are living right now, giving back to those in need has never felt more necessary.

I have been searching for a while for a suitable charity project that we can support with The Little Voyager and thanks to one of my favourite family bloggers on Instagram (@wasfuermich) I found this beautiful and transparent project in Loitokitok, Kenya, which is helping children and women in need.

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How Coronavirus has changed the way we travel

Winding road with sunset

With the third wave of Coronavirus scattering across Europe and several other regions of the world, many of us are back in some sort of lockdown, working from home and barely leaving the house anymore. Our days feel a bit like Groundhog Day topped with very little social interaction: taking the kids to school or kindergarten (we know we are so lucky that schools are open here in Spain!), passing by the supermarket on the way home, getting some work and household shores done, picking up the kids again… and repeat the next day!

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We all need a momcation!

Ilonka and Sandra from The Little Voyager on a momcation in Ibiza

This was quite a year! Nine months have passed now since our lives changed quite drastically in March.

I am not sure about you but I feel more tired than ever. I’m working from home, juggling work, childcare and homeschooling, and still trying to stay healthy and sane.

I am more than grateful that my family is safe, but I can‘t deny I am in desperate need of some me-time.

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Italy’s best kept secret: South Tyrol

Children overlooking mountains during hike

For the second time this year, the world is holding its breath as everything has changed again within a very short time.

But if there is one thing we have learned during this pandemic, it’s how important it is to slow down and to enjoy the important role nature plays in our lives. And, if you have young children like me, how crucial it is to find some well-deserved “alone time”.

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A different kind of summer holiday: travelling by car in times of COVID-19

Travelling Advice during the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020

Even before the coronavirus madness started, our family had decided that this year we were going to travel around Europe by car. We had never done a drive longer than 3 hours with our two children (aged 3 and 5), so we were not sure what to expect – even more with possible long waits due to border controls or lots of traffic in general, since we figured many families would be travelling by car this summer.

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Tips for flying with children in times of COVID-19

Tips for flying with children in times of COVID-19 from The Little Voyager

Flying with small children can be stressful under normal circumstances, but when you add Corona to the equation, some of us might get close to a mental breakdown.

Back in July, we flew from Barcelona to Munich and I must say, I was much more worried about it than I should have been. When we arrived at the airport, it almost felt like we were travelling alone and once we got through security, which was fast and efficient, we looked for a spot to sit down and waited there until we started boarding.

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Safe Summer Holidays in Greece

The Halkidiki Beachfront Retreat stand up paddling on crystal waters

If you are planning to spend your summer holidays in Greece this year, it is important to keep a few details in mind to make sure you have a smooth and safe holiday.

The Greek government has announced that all travellers must complete a so called Passenger Locator Form (PLF) when entering the country as of July 1st.

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Coronavirus Travel Corridors

Top Tips for Flying with Children

While many people from European countries have already started to go on holidays abroad, people in the UK have been reluctant to book a holiday after confusing messages and delays from the government.

Finally, today (3 July), the UK Government has published the new list, referred to as “travel corridors”, which includes 59 countries and 14 British overseas territories that the government no longer regards as high risk and travelling will be allowed from 10 July.

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Finally some light at the end of the tunnel…

Boy running towards beach in hotel lobby

Dear Voyagers,

These past weeks of lockdown have been difficult for all of us, and I hope you and your loved ones are all doing well.

Now that travel restrictions are gradually lifting and travel will be possible again, travelling is not only about what is allowed but also about what feels right. Every family has to make a very personal decision about whether to stay at home, choose a spot close to home or travel to another country during the upcoming summer holidays.

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Algarvian Family Bliss

Algarvian Family Bliss Beach with The Little Voyager

The Algarve is a beautiful destination year-round for sun-seekers and nature lovers. It was our second time spending our summer holidays with kids in this area, and I really fell in love with the laid-back yet very hospitable and friendly attitude of the Portuguese, especially towards children.

We discovered several new family-friendly accommodations with lots of character, from boutique hotels to self-catering villas.

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