Travel Tips

Worst travel advice - Don't talk to strangers . Here's Raffles ignoring that and making loads of new friends

The worst travel advice for families

Travel means different things to different people. When you’re flying solo, it may be for the chance to discover the world, or to discover yourself. And when you travel with kids, you might view it as a chance to bond or an opportunity to raise globally aware humans. No matter how or who you travel […] Read more…

There's nothing quite like a family road trip

17 tips for family road trip bliss

Before the advent of offspring I zipped around town in a two-door rally car and swore that I would never own anything bigger, like a wagon or SUV. I mean, they were the kind of things my parents drove. And I’d never be THAT old! Fast forward two kids and still I resisted the pull of practicality […] Read more…

SUgarpuff could do with a little Kids First Aid training by the look of this bandaging job

4 first aid essentials for travelling families

So you’ve booked your holiday, packed the sunscreen and invested in some cool new holiday fashions for the fam. But before you get too excited, there’s one holiday essential you may have forgotten! Quite possibly the most important thing a parent can take anywhere is the knowledge of exactly what to do in the event […] Read more…

Raffles idea of good and bad packing

15 Tips for Travelling with Parents

When it comes to travelling with kids, there’s not a lot of advice that hasn’t already been covered at length. Thank goodness! Having flitted around the world with our children since they were compact travel size tots, we know that travelling with young kids is not unlike herding cats. And we also know that, for the first […] Read more…

Raffles takinga breakon the carpet of our Venetian hotel

10 hacks for child proofing holiday accommodation

A recent hotel stay with Raffles and Sugarpuff shocked us into the realisation that just because our kids are no longer toddlers, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t still be child proofing holiday accommodation. You see, Sugarpuff decided to hide under the bed (because hotel room hide-and-seek is one of her all-time favourite pastimes) and what should she […] Read more…

kids in the car

Easy queasy – 7 tips for travelling with car sick kids

We love a road trip! Well, we do until a bout of car sickness hitches a ride. While Raffles went through stages of suffering from spectacular bouts of car sickness, three-year old Sugarpuff seemed unaffected by that particular affliction. Until now! And let me tell you, she has embraced it in technicolour style. Given that my dizzy […] Read more…

Kids bucket list

The bucket and spade list

Freelance writing has a tendency to be feast or famine. Some months the most I get to write is a shopping list while others are flooded with work. This month it’s a virtual tsunami and I’ve got to knock over almost 60,000 words in four weeks. Whilst parenting two small demanding nutjobs. Without a net. […] Read more…

Baby in airplane bassinet

15 tips for flying with a baby

There’s been a whole lot of negativity in the media of late about babies on planes. My guess is that the people whining are the same loud mouths with an inflated sense of entitlement and the obnoxious drunken yobs that I’ve been stuck next to on many a flight. And who, incidentally, are more irritating than any baby […] Read more…

introduce kids to the raw ingredients

10 tips to raise adventurous eaters

I was raised in a meat and two veg kind of household. A household where we didn’t eat at a table let alone together. Dad usually ate on the couch watching TV in his undies, mum in the kitchen, my brother in his room and me in mine – not the stuff of Bradyesque familial […] Read more…

kids reading books

10 children’s books to grow good global citizens

Believe it or not the residents of Casa Eats World are not always eating… or travelling. But that doesn’t mean that our offspring aren’t thinking about exploring and tasting other lands pretty much every waking moment. In fact, my nomadic spawn are a little too eager to hit the road and find it difficult to comprehend the logistical […] Read more…

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