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Five reasons why every kid needs a Plane Pal

As an avid traveller, I am always on the lookout for new innovative products that will make our lives easier when it comes to travelling with kids! I was therefore super excited to come across Plane Pal. I haven't seen many other products on the market that utilises the unused space in front of a child [...]

By | 2017-03-19T11:34:47+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Tried and Tested|4 Comments

A winter trip to Austria with kids

A winter trip to Austria with kids seems like the ideal getaway to make the most of the snow. We visited in early March, nearing the end of the ski season. We stayed near Zell am See, a pretty little town perched on the edge of a lake, it's also surrounded by stunning snow capped [...]

By | 2017-03-08T17:51:21+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Austria|4 Comments

The Alpine Centre, CLC World free holiday review, Austria

We have just returned from an amazing stay at  CLC World, Alpine Centre, Austria. Located an hours drive from Salzburg, it is in a perfect location for a fantastic family winter trip. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains and plenty of activities for everyone in the family. It's just a short drive to [...]

By | 2017-03-15T15:19:25+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

Planning a family gap year

The due date of our second baby is coming around quickly and we are getting more excited about planning a family gap year again. Obviously the first priority is to ensure the pregnancy / birth goes smoothly and we keep our fingers crossed baby is happy and healthy. In some ways, I do feel like [...]

By | 2017-02-27T22:03:39+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Travel Tips|10 Comments

Singapore with a baby

Singapore was the first stop on our ten-month journey away from home. Esmé was around 12-weeks old when we arrived. Being an extremely clean city, it was a great starting point with a newborn. It is also regularly used as a layover destination when flying from Europe to places like New Zealand and Australia. I [...]

By | 2017-02-28T08:37:44+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Singapore|5 Comments

Langkawi, Malaysia with a baby

Malaysia was our fifth stop on our baby gap year. As we like to see a good variety of every country, we incorporated Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi into our Malaysian adventure. We spent two days in KL and a week on Langkawi Island. I couldn't pass the Petrona Towers without seeing them! Being in Langkawi, [...]

By | 2017-02-19T21:36:34+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Destinations, Malaysia|2 Comments

Toddler hand luggage essentials

People regularly ask what we bring on a journey for our two year-old Esmé. The main aim of the game is to keep her entertained for the entire flight / train or car journey and prevent any public melt downs! The second goal is to ensure she is as comfortable as possible. Being a [...]

By | 2017-02-19T21:10:38+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Travel Tips, Tried and Tested|1 Comment

Hoi-an, Vietnam with a baby

We decided to visit  Hoi-an following a recommendation from my sister. We asked her to keep an eye out whilst she was there to see if it was suitable to visit Hoi-an, Vietnam with a baby. After her glowing feedback, we decided to incorporate a four day stop  on our trip. The fact we ended [...]

By | 2017-02-12T19:57:37+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Destinations, Vietnam|12 Comments

An A to Z guide to travelling during pregnancy

When I found out I was pregnant with Esmé, we were on holiday thousands of miles from home. I wasn't particularly worried about the journey back, however, my concern was about future trips that were planned. I even considered cancelling my holidays until I had a conversation with my GP and did some research on [...]

By | 2017-02-08T20:18:45+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Pregnancy, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Bali with a baby

Bali is an island with lush jungles, rice terraces, tropical beaches, coral reef, bustling towns bursting with character and the most sincere people. Modes of transport are easy on the pocket making it all the more accessible to experience the variety of surroundings. We went to Bali with a baby, when our daughter Esmé was [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:17:56+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Indonesia, Uncategorized|7 Comments
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