About

Hello! Thanks for visiting Piccolo Explorer. We are an Italian/American expat family of four based in London. I’m Cindy, originally from San Diego, California, and Piccolo Explorer is my family travel blog for sharing inspiration for family days out in London and tips for holidays abroad.

I’ve lived overseas for most of my life and started travelling from a young age, mainly between the United States, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. I grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where my family moved when I was 6, and I studied at an international school from first grade to high school graduation. I moved back to the US for university, and it wasn’t long until I moved abroad again to London where I’ve now lived for over 16 years. I have a background in marketing communications and running a small online business.

London with Kids

I launched Piccolo Explorer in 2015 when my son, Little T, was 18 months old, with the aim of sharing ideas for days out in London with a toddler. Little T is now an energetic 8 year old, who loves exploring the outdoors, learning to play guitar, creating with origami, building with LEGO, and riding his bike. He’s a big Avengers and Star Wars fan and his favourite family days out in London are Richmond Park, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Air Force Museum, the WB Studio Tour: Making of Harry Potter and Wonderlab at the Science Museum.

Wonderlab at the Science Museum London

Miss A is a fun-loving 4 year old who loves drawing and colouring, building with magnetic tiles, singing and playing her ukelele and riding her scooter. Her favourite family days out in London are the ZSL London Zoo, Kew Gardens, the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace, Hobbledown and the Diana Memorial Playground.

Family hike Morzine France

Family Travel Guides

Piccolo Explorer has since expanded to include travel tips for family trips to the United States, with guides on visiting Hawaii, Florida and California with kids. I also share tips for planning Eurotunnel road trips from London to France and Italy, from our experiences driving to the French Alps, the Champagne region, Disneyland Paris. and the Italian Alps.

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

Would you like to get in touch? Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments on piccoloexplorer@gmail.com and follow along on Instagram for more updates and photos of our latest adventures!

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