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An epic trip to Florida

If you follow my Instagram account Travel Mad Dad, you will know I ventured to Florida with some other bloggers recently. The aim of the game was to try out the Norwegian Premium service on the London to Orlando route and discover all the great spots in Kissimmee and Clearwater St Pete's. To say it was an epic [...]

By | 2017-05-15T11:33:44+00:00 May 15th, 2017|USA|0 Comments

Travel essentials for families this summer

With summer fast approaching, we are all dreaming of our family holiday adventures. Whether it's a trip to the Mediterranean or further afield, as parents we want to make travelling with kids as easy and straight forward as possible. I am always coming across new products for kids, so I've compiled a list of travel [...]

By | 2017-05-12T15:29:49+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Tried and Tested|0 Comments

Alternative Florida with kids

Florida has been a 'go-to' destination for many families over the years. The predominant attraction has of course been Disney and theme parks. Built-up tourist hubs and the thoughts of going to Disney with kids doesn't interest me so much. Of course, if the kids wanted to go then we would give it a shot. [...]

By | 2017-05-09T14:37:51+00:00 May 9th, 2017|USA|1 Comment

Packing like a pro

After our story hit the media about travelling the world with our baby and only one backpack, I regularly get asked how I manage to pack so light. Pre-baby, my husband and I use to have one 80L backpack EACH!! Now, looking back, I have no idea what I had in that bag! I initially [...]

By | 2017-05-06T08:17:45+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Travel Tips|2 Comments

A review of Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel

Cascais is a pretty coastal town around 30 km west of Lisbon. Being only 35 minutes from the airport by car, it is more than accessible to tourists. The town is incased by the beautiful wild Atlantic coastline and the incredible Sintra National Park. The park offers great cycling routes and sites such as castles [...]

By | 2017-04-26T09:32:51+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Destinations, Portugal|3 Comments

A day trip to Whitstable with kids

Being on maternity leave the last few weeks has given me the opportunity to have days out exploring with Esme. It's so nice to discover home ground for a change. We are the worst offenders when it comes to jetting off. Realistically there is so much on our doorstep to see! London is a great [...]

By | 2017-04-21T14:22:19+00:00 April 21st, 2017|United Kingdom|0 Comments

Lisbon with kids

Visiting Lisbon with kids wasn't high up on our priority list of European cities. Having experienced it first hand, I'm wondering why it isn't as well travelled as other destinations? It seems to have everything! From history, architecture, charm and culture, to an abundance of family friendly activities and attractions. We squeezed in plenty of [...]

By | 2017-04-11T14:06:33+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Portugal|1 Comment

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 | 2017-03-18T11:12:06+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Tried and Tested|5 Comments