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A day trip to Stafford with Virgin Trains

When I think of a day trip from London, places like Brighton and Kent spring to mind. However it gets boring to go back to the same places time and time again, so, we did a little investigating. My requirements for a day trip is the train must not take longer than an hour and [...]

By | 2017-08-14T07:06:46+00:00 August 14th, 2017|United Kingdom|11 Comments

Breastfeeding when travelling

Whilst I know some mums can't breastfeed, and I totally sympathise, its the one thing that makes me feel safe travelling to exotic places with such a young baby. I am very grateful not to have the hassle of washing bottles and worrying about sterilising. That said, there are plenty of mums that manage just fine [...]

By | 2017-08-05T21:45:27+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Travel Tips|2 Comments

Caring for a newborn on the road

We just completed potty training with Esmé before Quinn arrived and now we are starting the nappy changing journey all over again. It's crazy how quickly it is to forget how delicate sweet little newborns are. Being a Travel Mad Family, we are always on the go! However, the last thing I want to do [...]

By | 2017-08-01T15:06:24+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Travel Tips|0 Comments

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