Faraway Files #41

Kew Gardens

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We like to mix up our activities on our travels. Sure we instinctively head for museums and cultural activities as well as seeking out unique food experiences. But there comes a time when a run about in fresh air does everyone the world of good.

Last weekend I took the kids to Amsterdam to catch up with my brother and his family and we did some considerable lounging in lovely Vondelpark – one of my favourite European parks to visit with kids.

Back in London, the weather has taken a turn for the worse but I can still see plenty of sunny park days in the not too distant future. Picnic anyone?

Thanks to all the wonderful posts from last week’s Faraway Files we have even more inspiration to draw on. My favourites from the previous week:

Annette is living proof that dreams do come true – loved reading her story about how she came to live some of  the year in France

I loved Rachel’s insights on being prepared for a trip to Yogyakarta – this south east Asian city was one of the first cities I visited outside Australia

Laburnum Walk Richmond Park

This week I’m celebrating best of London’s park life with a bumper post on the famous London parks and gardens you should visit on your next trip to London.

About Faraway Files

Faraway Files is a weekly travel link up hosted by Katy from Untold Morsels, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles.

Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.

We’d love you to join us in building a supportive community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favourites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.

How it works

✪ The link up will go live every Thursday at 8am, UK time, until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles and Oregon Girl Around the World.

✪ This week Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles hosts the link up so head over to her Faraway Files post to join in. Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available on Suitcases and Sandcastles to your blog or link back to the hosts.

✪ We love our link up and community. If you join in please reciprocate and comment on the hosts posts as well as any others that take your eye. If we see a pattern of people not joining in, sadly we have decided to remove the links of those posters

✪ Tweet us your posts (@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers

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