Last Updated on August 2, 2022 by Celeste.
About Travel Bloggers Greece member Celeste from Family Experiences Blog.
Family Experiences Blog is a destination travel guide and family lifestyle blog for family travel and activities in Greece. Behind the blog is award-winning family travel writer Celeste.
Dutch ex-pat Celeste has traveled extensively in Greece. She is passionate about presenting the best locations, attractions, and accommodations for each area she visits. Family Experiences Blog is a trusted resource for travel tips and aims to inspire other parents to take their kids off the beaten track and create memories together.
Celeste is an all-around Tourism professional with a Master’s Degree in Culture. She has 20+ years of experience in Event Management and Marketing for large multinational companies, as well as the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Celeste has contributed to several (digital) publications and created over 60 travel stories for Family Goes Out [ …]
Excerpt from 10 Questions with Travel Bloggers Greece Member Celeste
Travel Bloggers Greece (TBG): What is your blog about?
CT: It is about (my) family outings, activities, and holidays in Athens and Greece. Activities can be adventure parks but also exploring nature, art classes, museums, restaurants, beaches, traditional local events, etc. Besides being kid-friendly, I focus on family-friendly.
I found that a lot of places are nice for children, but not for parents. The same goes for hotels. When my second child was a newborn baby, we all desperately needed a holiday. I found a resort hotel that was very child-friendly and at the same time the kind of place that I would go to even without children.
My husband and I were able to still have a beautiful dinner and enjoy our drinks in the evening whilst our children were safe and happy too. I want to find more such places where both parents and children can spend quality time together.
TBG: Why did you start your blog?
CT: When my kids were born, I started sharing our adventures in travel write-ups. Other parents were very enthusiastic and started asking me for tips on activities and places to go out in Athens with their children. Unlike many people believe, there are actually a lot of great family-friendly places and initiatives. I wanted to promote these places and inspire other parents.
I believe that Athens – and Greece in general – are ideal for family outings and activities. The weather, the food, nature, the landscapes, the beaches, the sea, the history… I don’t like seeing children with tablets and pads in their free time. I want them to explore. Furthermore, I also wanted to share the low-budget and eco-friendly outings that I had found.
TBG: Give us one travel tip for those who have not traveled to Greece yet.
CT: Greeks love babies and children, and they are welcome anywhere. The Greeks will go out of their way to make their children happy and feel special.
TBG: One place in the world AND in Greece you could visit over and over again.
CT: For the world: Italy, my father’s home country. I spent all my childhood summers there, and I absolutely love Italy.