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”

5 Unusual Cruise Destinations to add to your Bucket List

Antartica

We fell in love with cruising back in 2016 when we did a Mediterranean Cruise with Carnival Cruise Line. It has left us wanting to do another cruise, sooner rather than later, and whilst doing our research I have found that there are some really unusual cruise destinations now on offer, from a variety of cruise operators, including these fantastic deals from Seabourn Cruises. Antartica Antartica is the southernmost and most remote continent on earth, with 98% of it covered in ice. Cruises to the Antarctic start around their summer, which runs from December to March when it is possible… Continue Reading “5 Unusual Cruise Destinations to add to your Bucket List”

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”

5 Travel Essentials for a Sunshine Holiday

Plane

You have booked a sunshine holiday and now the planning us begun, but what essentials do you need to take with you. If you are travelling by plane, beware of weight restrictions on your suitcase and whilst it is tempting to take a different outfit and shoes for every day and night, realistically it is just not possible. 5 Travel Essentials for a Sunshine Holiday Sunglasses Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but they are also a travel essential for any holiday as they protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. It is important to buy a good quality pair which… Continue Reading “5 Travel Essentials for a Sunshine Holiday”

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”