Mariella-frostrup

Our contributing editor Mariella Frostrup is one of the most recognisable faces in British Journalism, thanks to her work in The Guardian, The Observer and the Mail on Sunday, and her many appearances on television and radio.

A mother of two school-age children, she travels widely with her family; and, in her regular Family Traveller column, she shares her experiences.


Latest stories:

Mariella Frostrup: Is it time to travel more responsibly?

Cutting back on long-haul trips to travel more responsibly will help the planet and if your children are like mine, they won’t object, says Mariella

Mariella Frostrup: Travel is the best teacher

Showing our children the wonders of the planet is the best way to inspire them to care for it, says Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup: In praise of wild women

Mariella Frostrup admires female adventurers – she just hopes can be brave enough to encourage her daughter be one of them

Mariella Frostrup: Bonding in Venice

Mariella Frostrup takes her daughter Molly, 13, on a girls-only trip to the City of Bridges

Mariella Frostrup: Modern zoos are crucial

Reputable, modern zoos aren’t cruel, they’re crucial, says Mariella Frostrup. It’s important that we breed species near extinction and educate children

Mariella Frostrup: learning to dive in the Maldives

Diving fan Mariella Frostrup takes her 10-year-old son on a PADI course in the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean

Mariella Frostrup: A holiday just for me

When every member of the family has a different opinion about the family trip, Mariella Frostrup decides the best option might be to holiday solo

Mariella Frostrup: time to plan 12 months of family travel

The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin mapping out 12 months of family travel...

Mariella Frostrup: Why I dream of cancelling Christmas

Mariella Frostrup would love to skip Christmas this year, but her family never got the memo

Mariella Frostrup: My childhood holidays

Our Contributing Editor recalls the basic yet idyllic holidays of her childhood on the last of the islands that run west from Carraroe in Ireland.

Mariella Frostrup: What to do in the UK in winter

Our Contributing Editor on the expense of UK airports and why, during the dark winter months, her family are happiest embracing the great British outdoors on a staycation.

Mariella Frostrup: a tech free holiday

Mariella Frostrup is travelling back in time, rejecting all technology on the west coast of Connemara in Ireland...

Mariella Frostrup: British coastal holidays

Mariella Frostrup looks further than the classic seaside staples and you’ll find the British coast has more to offer.

Luxury is Not Always the Best When Travelling

Our Contributing Editor on why, when it comes to travel, a little bit of everything is best. Memories  A few years ago, my friend Penny Smith and I walked the Inca trail in Peru. We’d been in tents for four nights, squabbling over thermals – believe me, Penny was a…

Simplicity on holiday

When it comes to a family holiday, sometimes simple is best. Mariella proves you don't need a five-star luxury cruise to have fun.

Mariella Frostrup: My Scandinavia holiday

Look north, not south, when choosing a family holiday. Scandinavia has a lot to offer both summer and winter travellers. As partly Scandinavian myself I must declare an interest, but why is it we Brits perpetually look south? Even seeking snow, we gaze longingly across the English Channel and beyond.…

Get Away from it All

In an increasingly linked-up, switched-on world, more and more 
of us want a holiday where we can truly get away from it all. My family holidays When I was a child we longed for holidays because it was a time when our parents gave us their full focus. Back then,…

Spending Time Apart on Holiday

Much as we love our children, it’s great to have some time away from them – and for them to have some time away from us, says Mariella Frostrup. At nine and 10, our children are already desperate to get away from us; that is, until the moment that we…

Try a Family Holiday in Dorset

Gourmet hampers, chic cottages, bountiful fishing and wow-factor views – Mariella Frostrup gives her guide to a Dorset holiday. Why go? We spent the summer chasing sunshine and the perfect location for all the family to relax and play. On the last weekend of August, in our little Boutique Retreats…

Holiday Villas vs Resorts

Mariella Frostrup on a disastrous break at a low-standard resort – and how it’s formed her approach to holidaying with children. The Last Resort Family Traveller magazine is filled with mouth-watering pictures of fabulous family resorts, with kids’ clubs providing coveted adult time with your partner. An early experience of…