3 tips for enjoying long haul flights with children

Plane

Everyone gets a bit terrified when planning a long journey with children. The benefit of a car journey is that you can stop every now and then to get some fresh air and a little personal space. Travelling by aeroplane, however, is a different matter entirely.  We’ve all seen it when standing in line waiting to board. Parents and children getting ushered along to board first, and you can feel a collective inward groan from the other passengers. Perhaps you are one of those groaning at the thought of being stuck in a metal tube thousands of feet above the… Continue Reading “3 tips for enjoying long haul flights with children”

How to plan for a gap year trip

Gap Year

Your once little ones have now reached the terrifying age of 18 and are officially no longer children. Suddenly the doors of life burst open and things that were once illegal are now part of their everyday lives; being able to vote, get married, apply for a mortgage, get a tattoo, just to name a few.  An increasingly popular thing young adults often find themselves doing is heading off on a gap year.  The experience of going it alone and seeing the world can be one of the best times of their life, and a memory they will remember forever.… Continue Reading “How to plan for a gap year trip”

What to do if someone dies on holiday

Parasol Beach

It doesn’t bear thinking about really, you have booked and planned your holiday and are enjoying the fruits of all your hard work, but what happens if your travelling partner dies when you are away on holiday? If you are overseas with the person when they die, the best advice is to contact the nearest British embassy, High Commission or consulate, who will be able to give you advice on what to do and contact your insurance company as soon as you can. If you’re on a package holiday, you should tell your representative as soon as you can. Some… Continue Reading “What to do if someone dies on holiday”

Climbing Mount Snowdon with Kids

Isaac Snowdon

Back in September last year I wrote my 50 places to visit before I hit the big 5-0, with number 4 on the list being climbing Mount Snowdon, which stands at 1,085 m (3,560 ft), making it the highest mountain in Wales, and the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland. Last week we headed to North Wales and stayed in a beautiful cottage in Anglesey, which is only a short drive from Snowdonia, so now was my chance to tick it off my list. We have been on family walking holidays to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales,… Continue Reading “Climbing Mount Snowdon with Kids”

How to Travel with Kids

Small Planet Airlines

Taking a family vacation is a great way to bond with your children, help them discover new cultures, and create beautiful memories together. Those memories shouldn’t have to include cranky, sleep-deprived kids on the verge of a full-blown temper tantrum in a foreign country, though. Follow these tips on traveling with kids to plan a successful trip and make sure everyone enjoys the adventure! Plan ahead In my own experience, most of the things that I could do quickly on my own take twice as long when my kids are in tow. Make sure you’re setting aside plenty of time… Continue Reading “How to Travel with Kids”

Sri Lanka – the perfect destination for a family holiday

Elephants

One of my earliest travel memories was visiting Sri Lanka as a child. I am not sure exactly how old I was, but I remember the locals used to love patting me on the head, possibly because of my long blonde hair. I also remember hairy taxi rides, staying in a brilliant white hotel which was situated right on the beach and getting the chance to ride an elephant. Plus, there being an extremely long flight and randomly watching the muppets on TV in Bahrain airport when we stopped off. It’s funny what you remember about travelling. I think it… Continue Reading “Sri Lanka – the perfect destination for a family holiday”

Top tips for staying safe on your beach holiday

Kayaking

When you’re looking forward to soaking up the sun’s rays and swimming in the sea on your summer holiday, injuries and accidents are often the furthest things from your thoughts. However, it is worth bearing in mind that many British holidaymakers are injured at the beach every year. The sea, rock pools and cliffs are frequently the cause of slips, trips and falls, while unfamiliar safety standards in foreign countries can lead to holiday-related accidents.    To make sure an injury or accident doesn’t ruin your time away, follow our top tips. Be vigilant when swimming in the sea Check… Continue Reading “Top tips for staying safe on your beach holiday”

How to travel with confidence

View from Pena

Whenever I book holidays for my family, I like to be prepared and plan ahead much as I can. Because we travel with kids, I am always keen to make sure our trips are budget-friendly and hassle-free. Here, I share with you some of the best tips I have learned along with way. I hope that they will inspire you to do the same before you set off on your next adventure. Once you pick your destination and know how long your holiday will be, the next step is to do your research. A great way to start is by… Continue Reading “How to travel with confidence”

Which location is top of your destination list if you won the lottery?

South Africa

Winning big on the lottery is probably something everyone dreams about at some point in their lives. Like many people we dream about buying a bigger house, getting a new car and taking the kids on a really big adventure. But what would that adventure involve? Travelling is a real passion of ours and we are keen to explore as much as we can, whether it is what is on our doorstep, or is the other side of the world. I have to admit that Hubby and I do disagree on where we would travel to first and it’s Australia… Continue Reading “Which location is top of your destination list if you won the lottery?”

7 Natural Wonders of Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

We’ve all heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the ‘Natural’ Wonders of the World. While their lists may differ, they all have one thing in common-they contain world renown spectacles which leave us amazed at the beauty, and mysteries of the world. The Natural Wonders of the World are naturally formed occurrences, places or formations which are astonishing in every aspect, so much so that they’ve been singled out above the rest. Unfortunately, we are often guilty of being oblivious to some of the greatest natural phenomenons because we either didn’t know it existed, was possible, or… Continue Reading “7 Natural Wonders of Africa”