Category Archives: With Kids

Wild Swimming in Spain

Similar to open water swimming, wild swimming is simply choosing to swim in more natural environments, often without parking, lifeguards and other trappings of civilization. Wild swimming is usually at a river or abandoned beach, and may require a long walk or hike to reach. Wild swimming also happens at local creeks or ponds.

When you were growing up, you probably just called it “swimming.”

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Wild Swimming in Spain

Similar to open water swimming, wild swimming is simply choosing to swim in more natural environments, often without parking, lifeguards and other trappings of civilization. Wild swimming is usually at a river or abandoned beach, and may require a long walk or hike to reach. Wild swimming also happens at local creeks or ponds.

When you were growing up, you probably just called it “swimming.”

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Top 23 Things to do in Valencia, Spain with Kids

“Below is our favorite 23 things to do in Valencia with kids, but this is only part of a growing list of fun family experiences in Valencia we’re compiling. I am sure to return to this post and update it as we get to know the city better.”

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Top 23 Things to do in Valencia, Spain with Kids

“Below is our favorite 23 things to do in Valencia with kids, but this is only part of a growing list of fun family experiences in Valencia we’re compiling. I am sure to return to this post and update it as we get to know the city better.”

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Don’t fear the creeper: A lesson in overcoming fear

“Once back on the scooters and heading back to town, both kids seemed like different people. Felicia’s only concern seemed to be leaving the snakes behind. All worries about the dark or about getting lost were gone. In fact, Jamie became an active participant in navigating our way back.”

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Don’t fear the creeper: A lesson in overcoming fear

“Once back on the scooters and heading back to town, both kids seemed like different people. Felicia’s only concern seemed to be leaving the snakes behind. All worries about the dark or about getting lost were gone. In fact, Jamie became an active participant in navigating our way back.”

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Learning from a neighborhood stroll

“Guests are welcome to step inside the buildings and touch many (but perhaps not all) of the objects they find there. Kids can operate machinery that husked the community’s rice, and then handle the pots that were later used to cook the grains. You can step into the houses (shoes off first please) and peruse some of the now-somewhat-alien belongings that would have been commonplace in their time.”

Learning from a neighborhood stroll

“Guests are welcome to step inside the buildings and touch many (but perhaps not all) of the objects they find there. Kids can operate machinery that husked the community’s rice, and then handle the pots that were later used to cook the grains. You can step into the houses (shoes off first please) and peruse some of the now-somewhat-alien belongings that would have been commonplace in their time.”

Workshops to keep the children sweet

“With skill and hard work, however, an artisan can turn sweets into something more sublime. Just like the French patissier, the makers of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) use sugar and other ingredients to make edible art — objects of such beauty that you may feel guilty taking a bite from them.”

Workshops to keep the children sweet

“With skill and hard work, however, an artisan can turn sweets into something more sublime. Just like the French patissier, the makers of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) use sugar and other ingredients to make edible art — objects of such beauty that you may feel guilty taking a bite from them.”

Get kids’ education down to a science

“These are the type of activities you find in most science museums in the world. The buttons are worn around the edges and they’re not decked out with iPads and the most recent technologies, but they’re still interactive and educational. They may show their age, but the fun (and the science behind them) is timeless.”

Get kids’ education down to a science

“These are the type of activities you find in most science museums in the world. The buttons are worn around the edges and they’re not decked out with iPads and the most recent technologies, but they’re still interactive and educational. They may show their age, but the fun (and the science behind them) is timeless.”

TenQ can stop kids getting lost in space

“I’m not sure how self-conscious it makes these researchers to be presented as an exhibit themselves, but they seem unperturbed by observers, and I like the idea of children observing scientists at work — even if it has the feeling of watching fish in a tank.”

TenQ can stop kids getting lost in space

“I’m not sure how self-conscious it makes these researchers to be presented as an exhibit themselves, but they seem unperturbed by observers, and I like the idea of children observing scientists at work — even if it has the feeling of watching fish in a tank.”