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Introducing the Travel Mad Families Community

Since setting up Travel Mad Mum two years ago, I have been asked so many questions from new parents not wanting to let go of their travel lifestyle. Sometimes older family members are trying to put them off, or, they fear it will be too difficult. Will it mess the routine up? Will the [...]

By | 2017-07-24T16:02:00+00:00 July 24th, 2017|community|0 Comments

A night at Novotel London Excel

We decided to ease ourselves back into the travel scene after the arrival of baby Quinn just three weeks ago. Given it was Travel Mad Dad's birthday, we wanted to do something special but easy on us sleep deprived parents. Spending a night in a family friendly hotel, not too far from home, seemed like [...]

By | 2017-07-14T12:07:20+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Destinations, United Kingdom|1 Comment

Mountain Buggy Juno Carrier Review

Being a baby wearing enthusiast and a family travel blogger, I have tried multiple carriers. Some I have loved and some I have hated. As Mountain Buggy is one of our favourite brands, I was excited to learn they had a carrier with some awesome features. I was therefore delighted to write a Mountain Buggy [...]

By | 2017-07-06T16:44:35+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Tried and Tested|0 Comments

Preparing for a family gap year – healthcare

Preparing for a family gap year is a task not to be underestimated. We have been planning for nearly a year already. From staring at maps, getting an idea of routes and desired destinations, to investigating accommodation, car rentals and activities, the list is endless. One major part of our preparations is ensuring we can [...]

By | 2017-07-04T13:35:01+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Travel Tips|2 Comments

Winning the UK travel blog of the year award

When I got the email stating, you have been nominated for the UK travel blog of the year, I was sure it was my mam or dad. They are my biggest fans after all. However, it was a total surprise when I read the attached reasons why a complete stranger had nominated Travel Mad Mum. The [...]

By | 2017-06-28T15:41:48+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An afternoon with Nosh at La Suite West

Recently I had the pleasure in being invited to an afternoon with Nosh at La Suite West in the classy Hyde Park area of London. Nosh is a well known company that have a passion for natural food and ingredients. They have an array of detox juices, smoothies and healthy living plans. More recently they [...]

By | 2017-06-21T14:27:41+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Fancy nursery V’s adventure of a lifetime

Five days postpartum and I am looking at our lonely moses basket in the corner of the room, our new little guys clothes squashed into our wardrobes and his nappies scattered all over the place. Ordinarily I am a super organised person, not to mention the touch of OCD I possess. Everything has a place, [...]

By | 2017-06-20T14:45:21+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Lifestyle|18 Comments

Family holiday accommodation with Muchosol

So you've decided you want to go on a holiday. However you may be feeling overwhelmed by the choice of websites on Google. The question is, which one do you choose? It's hard make a decision between so many portals who offer holiday homes. Equally, it depends on what you think is more important for [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:24:53+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Spain|0 Comments