Louiza is an actress who, among other things, has played Helen Archer in The Archers for 13 years and counting. Helen went into labour a few weeks before Louiza, so they have boys the same age, although Louiza's radio child is much higher maintenance than her own. The show is recorded in Birmingham, so Louiza's boys (aged 4 and 2) are discerning experts on the hotels, staff and room service menus of England's second city. When travelling for pleasure, Greece is a firm family favourite. They spend summers in an untouched pocket of the Peloponnese with Louiza's Greek family. In between, they try to squeeze in as many trips to Italy as possible. Greece and Italy are pretty unbeatable for family holidays, as children are embraced and siestas are mandatory. A dream family holiday would be a ryokan-crawl around Japan, stopping off at Nagano to see the snow monkeys.
Louiza Patikas, actress anonymously reviewed the following hotels and travel destinations: