Blog 2016-03-08T13:26:58+00:00

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48 hours in Seattle with kids

The reason we came to the US was predominantly to visit the national parks close to the West Coast. In honesty, we were trying to avoid the cities since there not so much 'our thing'. [...]

The Ultimate Nature Stay with Glamping Hub

People often ask what our motives were for taking two young kids on a family gap year. We always say we want to maximise time together and create adventurous and fun childhood memories. I feel [...]

Whistler with kids

Whistler is a cute village an hour and a half north of Vancouver. Famous for being the largest ski resort in North America, and home to the winter Olympics in 2010, Whistler most certainly feels [...]

Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Vancouver was the final stop on our three-week Canada road trip. We knew we were going to be tired and needing to relax, so we were really excited to be staying in one of Vancouver's [...]

Tigh-Na-Mara, Vancouver Island

I've heard so many great things about Vancouver Island, I felt we couldn't miss it on our Canadian itinerary. As usual, we didn't allow enough time on the island to see all of the highlights. [...]

Kelowna with kids

I completely underestimated Kelowna before visiting. I hadn't realised it was a city and only allowed two days. That was a big mistake because there are so many great activities we missed out on. I [...]

Revelstoke with Kids

Revelstoke is a cute little town in Canada's, British Columbia. Being only a few hundred kilometres between Vancouver and Calgary, it's the perfect place to stop and explore for a few days. Better known for [...]

Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff

Sunshine Mountain Lodge is based at Banff Sunshine Village, just a fifteen minute drive from Downton Banff. Based high up in the Rocky Mountains, the drive is incredibly scenic. Thousands of pine trees sore into [...]

Johnston Canyon, Banff

Johnston Canyon (JC), based in the Bow Valley of Banff National Park, is a wonder of nature. A one kilometre long walkway follows the canyon from JC resort to an incredible waterfall suspended on the [...]

Flying Premium Economy with Air Canada

Canada has been high up on our bucket list for years. I was delighted that we finally took the plunge and locked it in as the first destination on our family gap year. From emerald [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]