Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Olive harvest holiday

I wrote a report on the olive harvest holiday that we hosted a few weeks ago.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Family volunteering

For families wanting to get away and do some good in the world, this post on family volunteering could be a stepping stone towards an adventure.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Babywearing

It's interesting to look at how mothers carry their babies in different countries. There's a great link on this post with photos from all around the world; China, Thailand, India, Peru, Bolivia and various countries in Africa. They make me wonder why we need these expensive and complicated contraptions in the West!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

TV stars

A researcher for a channel 4 (UK) series has posted looking for UK families who are taking their kids on an interesting gap year or trip. Could be fun...

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Homeschooling

Have you thought of taking your kids out of school and homeschooling? Are you already doing it? How does it work while you are travelling? Looking forward to hearing people's experiences on this one. View the thread here in the Alternative Travel Ideas forum.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Book recommendations

I just posted in the Alternative Parenting forum about a book on attachment parenting Hold on to your Kids which I found really interesting. I would like to hear people's thoughts on this book and also about other books that people have read about parenting.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Eco holiday

In the Alternative Accommodation forum, one user has asked for information about eco villages in France or Spain. It would be great if people could post with ideas in those countries, or indeed other similar places around the world.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Dehli belly?

It's great to see new people registering to the forum all the time although it's still early days (the online in arms phase!) Sometimes it does take a little time for people to respond to topics. I hope you keep checking back!

One new member posted asking for advice in the Alterntive Travel Issues and Advice section about Dehli belly. Having never been to India I am unable to repond personally but it would be great if someone out there did have experience on visiting India and other countries where poor hygiene is an issue.

It wonderful to see different ideas and a community emerge - thanks for reading!

Friday, 1 August 2008

Prize Draw Winner

Congratulations Tine! Here's a video of us (attempting) to pull the name out of a hat.
video

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Welcome

Thanks for visiting Alternative Family Travel. As you can see, the forum has just launched and we are trying to encourage people to sign up by offering a free olive harvest holiday. The deadline for the competition is July 31st.

If you are new to the forum have a look at the Welcome section. There's a bit about the forum and about us. If you have any questions or suggestions, please post them here.

Hope to see you on there!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Join us

On July 31st we will do the prize draw for the free olive harvest holiday. I’m sure there must be a simple technological way to do this but in keeping with the low tech prize I am going to write down the names and pull them out of a hat.

It takes a while to get a forum going but already we have got some really interesting posts from families all over the world. Do you know about family volunteering? One couple is looking for an opportunity for them and their 4 kids and would appreciate some ideas and advice.

Please take the chance to introduce yourself and your family in the Alternative Family section, it is always good to read about who is using the forum.