Travel Tips

Thai Street Food

12 tips for a safe street food experience with kids

Travel has proven an amazing way of introducing our children to a range of new and exciting foods. But so many travellers, especially those with kids, refuse to bypass fast food chain burgers and the limp pizza at the hotel buffet to wrap their lips around the local cuisine. Sometimes it’s due to a fear of flavour but more often its […] Read more…

armchair travel with kids on netflix

Armchair travel with kids

Raffles and Sugarpuff have chronic wanderlust in their DNA, so it’s a rare moment the tiny travellers aren’t dreaming of new adventures to far flung destinations. As much as I’d love to make all their travel dreams come true, our bank balance is not on the same page. So how do we scratch their itchy feet without a trip to the airport? Turns out that armchair travel […] Read more…

Part of the kids extensive library of books

Lonely Planet Kids Let’s Explore giveaway

“You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads”, said one of my literary idols, Ray Bradbury. It’s a message both of the kids have taken to heart… especially the crazy bit. It’s fairly obvious that we’ve passed on […] Read more…

Rocking their yukata in our Arashiyama ryokan

6 tips to rock a Ryokan with kids

The former imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is a tranquil alternative to the frenetic pace and energy of Tokyo. While the sprawling metropolis does boast all the mod cons and signature flashiness that one expects from a Japanese city, Kyoto is also heaven for history nuts. Especially small samurai obsessed ones. Home to almost a quarter of […] Read more…

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 flights, packed the sunscreen and swimmers, and invested in that must have inflatable flamingo. But before you get close the zip on your suitcase, there’s one holiday essential you’ve probably forgotten! And it is, without doubt, the most important item a parent can pack. That item is knowledge. Or more specifically the knowledge of exactly what […] Read more…

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