City Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik – Review

Reykjavik-Church

I often see the vibrant red buses of City Sightseeing in our own home town of Bournemouth, but until now we have never been on one. On our first full day in Reykjavik, Iceland, we decided to hop on one their local bus for a tour of the beautiful city. The Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour starts at the Harpa Concert Hall, situated next to the Old Harbour and is just a 10 minute walk from where we stayed, so we took advantage of the good weather and wandered along the harbour front, drinking in all the fantastic views. We all… Continue Reading “City Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik – Review”

Is the Blue Lagoon suitable for kids?

When we started planning our trip to Iceland, the first destination we wanted to visit was the Blue Lagoon. It is the perfect destination to visit either to or from the airport as it is just a 20 minute transfer aboard a coach and they offer a separate secure Luggage House in the carpark, where you can store your luggage securely for a small extra charge. We opted to pre-book for the day we arrived, with our swimming stuff carefully transported in a cabin bag and boarded the transfer bus at the airport. Our bus tickets also included transfers from… Continue Reading “Is the Blue Lagoon suitable for kids?”

The Ultimate Travel Gear When Travelling With Kids

Travelling with kids

With all the pressure that comes with traveling, it has never been a walk in the park. The situation can even get complicated when kids are involved. The choice of travel gear for your children will determine whether the trip will be fun or not. However, do not let the situation weigh you down. Smart traveling does not require a lot of luggage. Carry what is necessary and what your children can use. Here is a discussion of the ultimate travel gear when traveling with kids. Neck Pillows A neck pillow for kids may sound odd, but have you ever… Continue Reading “The Ultimate Travel Gear When Travelling With Kids”

Opal Apartments Iceland – Review

Reyjavik-Harbour

When travelling with the kids, we prefer to stay in a apartment or cottage as it gives us more space and the chance for the kids to have their own space. During our stay in Iceland, we stayed at Opal Apartments which are situated on the main Laugavegur Street – one of the oldest streets in Iceland’s capital. Although it is the main high street, Opal Apartments are situated at the end and apart from the occasional bus rumbling past, we found them very quiet and peaceful. The apartment had an open plan kitchen and living area, with all the home comforts… Continue Reading “Opal Apartments Iceland – Review”

Top Tips for surviving an early flight with kids

River Thames

When choosing flights, unless we are flying long haul, we tend to pick early morning flights so we can make the most of the destination we are flying to. Flying early, however, can bring up some challenges, especially when flying with children. Top Tips to surviving an early flight with kids Preparation Get everything ready and packed the day before you are due to travel, that way you are not stressed in the morning, which the kids will sense and cause them to play up. We also ensure the car is packed up the night before, so, with the exception… Continue Reading “Top Tips for surviving an early flight with kids”

The best places to pick Pumpkins around Bournemouth and Poole

Pumpkins - Sebby

It is a scary fact that many children do not know where their food comes. One of the best ways to teach them, is to take them to your local PYO (Pick Your Own) farm, where they can find and pick their own food. October is the ideal time to year to take them, as not only can you pick pumpkins for Halloween, but other goodies on offer this month include Cox apples, runner beans, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, spring green cabbage, white cabbage, savoy cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale, leeks, marrow, potatoes, spinach, squash and sweetcorn. Last weekend… Continue Reading “The best places to pick Pumpkins around Bournemouth and Poole”