April 2016 archive

Phuket with kids: Koh Khai Nok, or not?

The brochures tell us that Koh Khai Nok is a teensy tiny island tucked away in Phang Nga Bay, surrounded by turquoise water and teeming with a ridiculous quantity of fish. And, hints the glossy flyer, being just fifteen minutes by speedboat from Phuket, Koh Khai Nok with kids is a no-brainer. After a few very busy and long […] Read more…

songkran with kids at Wat Chalong Phuket

Wet & wild: Surviving Songkran with kids

Imagine telling your kids they’re going to attend a 68 million person strong waterfight! Then imagine them stockpiling enough watery weaponry to arm a small country (Insert  the twangy guitars and whistles of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ theme music here). Welcome to the wet and wild world of Songkran with kids. We’re lucky enough to […] Read more…

Kids at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Sofitel Sentosa Singapore Resort with kids

It’s no secret that I am smitten with Singapore. Seriously, what’s not to like about a country whose unofficial national sports are eating, drinking and shopping? But after a stay at what might just be our new favourite hotel, the Sofitel Sentosa Singapore Resort & Spa, that infatuation may have just become true love. So […] Read more…

The 10,000 vermillion gate sof Fushimi Inari in Kyoto

Fox hunting at Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari with kids

One thing you could never accuse Kyoto of is a shortage of temples and shrines. There are quite literally thousands of them. But even amongst Kyoto’s 400 individual Shinto shrines, Fushimi Inari is one of the city’s most extraordinary and unforgettable sights. And it’s not just because the sight of its 10,000 or so tightly spaced […] Read more…