Posts Tagged ‘travel tips’

Our family travel essentials

Packing it: Our family travel essentials

This post was written in collaboration with Vision Direct  I am what one would call a ridiculously light packer. Whether I’m travelling with the kids in tow or flying solo, I hate lugging luggage. So much so I’ve been known to rock a fortnight-long holiday with nothing more than a carry-on. The kids on the […] Read more…

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Oman with kids

Oman with kids: May the forts be with you

Traipsing through a foreign airport with two small people at 4am, after ten hours in transit, is the kind of behaviour that I’d ordinarily suggest parents be given some pretty intensive therapy for. But on this occasion (and with little choice in the timing) the tiny travellers are doing us proud, having pretty much snoozed […] Read more…

24 tricks to sleep better in the sky

24 tricks to sleep better in the sky

So you’re planning to sleep your way to your destination ready to hit the ground running on the other side? With the kids in tow? Yeah, listen, about that…. 10 minutes into your flight and the baby in 6D will have been howling for nine and a half. Your own kids will be whining because […] Read more…

He Said She said. Japan By Kids

He said, she said: Japan by Kids

Imagine, if you will, a child so completely fanatical about Japan that he was well versed in the history of feudal Japan before he understood basic addition, attempts to create DIY samurai armour from paper plates and egg cartons, has his heart set on a career as a ninja and swears he has ramen broth […] Read more…

Phuket by kids: Khai Nok

He said, she said: Phuket by Kids 

This post was written in collaboration with Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park With its balmy evening breezes, inviting turquoise seas and patches of perfect shoreline suitable for every member of the clan, fun-filled Phuket provides a warm and wonderful tropical escape for families all year round. And, if you can tear yourself away from those […] Read more…

20 absolutely essential family travel hacks

20 absolutely essential family travel hacks

Before Raffles and Sugarpuff completed our merry travelling circus, holidays were mostly about picking a random destination, finding a super cheap deal, chucking a bikini and a camera in a backpack and hitting the airport ready for adventure. But that was then and this is now and travelling with two kids in tow requires a lot […] Read more…

Bo Kaap Cape Town

Cape Town: Bo Kaap in living colour

Imagine if you will narrow cobbled streets strung with continuous rows of low-roofed houses, sitting under an imposing mountain backdrop and bright blue skies. Now pop on your imaginary sunnies and paint those houses in varying shades of canary yellow, cobalt blue, perky purple, retina searing pink and acid green. Sounds a little unreal right? […] Read more…

Why travel is a gift for kids

Why travel is a gift for kids

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me we should “stop gallivanting” around the world with our kids and “wait until they’re older” to travel because they’re too young to remember or get anything out of it, we’d have enough dosh to travel with our kids full time. And that’s exactly what […] Read more…

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…

Snuggling up for movies at the Novotel

Oh, my Darling: A Novotel Staycation

The winter blues make the best of us over-sleep and over-eat.  But rather than fighting it we’ve decided to embrace the over-indulgence with a weekend away, at home. As the school holidays approach, the kids are getting a little tired and crabby. And so am I because a couple of whiney-arsed kids will do that to […] Read more…

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