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

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FAMILY TRAVEL BLOGS TO FOLLOW IN 2018

I am one of those people that gets travel envy of others, even when I am travelling full-time myself! I take so much destination inspiration from other family travel bloggers to plan our trips. I [...]

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA WITH KIDS

After visiting some of the beautiful colonial towns in Central America, I couldn't get enough of them! I reached out to our followers for the best places to visit with similar vibes in South America. [...]

KOH PHANGAN WITH KIDS

Koh Phangan is a 30 minute ferry hop from Koh Samui and I would certainly recommend you check it out. Famous for its full moon party, many families may give it a miss due to [...]

THE BEST RESTAURANT IN CARTAGENA

We spent an unusual amount of time in Cartagena when we visited recently. The benefit of a prolonged period of time in the beautiful town meant we tried out so many different restaurants. If you [...]

THIS WAS ONE TRAVEL MAD FAMILY’S 2017!!

In truth, 2017 had a difficult start. I was struggling with shift work whilst being pregnant. We were in the middle of a massive consuming house renovation my dad was diagnosed with lymphoma. Here [...]

KOH SAMUI WITH KIDS

Koh Samui, Thailand's second largest island is a hugely popular destination and rightly so. Highly accessible, the beautiful beaches and Thai hospitality is what makes it so famous and easy to travel to Koh Samui [...]

A GLIMPSE OF THE CARIBBEAN

You may remember, back in November we went on a Caribbean cruise with MSC. It was our first time doing a cruise, so I initially wrote an article about our take on cruising with kids. [...]

WHAT TO DO IN NICARAGUA

Nicaragua is a Central American country that features some of the most incredible geographical wonders, vibrant towns and dramatic coastline. Although Nicaragua is bordered by the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean, most tourists stay close to the [...]

HOW YOU CAN HELP TRAVEL MAD MUM

I'm presuming if you follow Travel Mad Mum on social media, or visit the website regularly, you are looking for destination inspiration, product, or general travel tips. I am happy that I can help [...]

SANTA TERESA, COSTA RICA WITH KIDS

Santa Teresa is a hip town on the west coast of Costa Rica's, Puntarenas Province. Unlike neighbouring Nicaragua, the area has been welcoming tourists for many years, despite it being a hard to reach destination. [...]

THINGS TO DO IN GRANADA, NICARAGUA

I have always loved small colonial towns. The buildings and architecture are so eye catching with bright colours, crumbling paint, pretty town halls and bustling squares. We visited Antigua, Guatemala before visiting Granada, Nicaragua. We [...]

A ROAD TRIP AROUND FLORIDA

We had nine days to play with before embarking our cruise in Miami. What better to do than a road trip around Florida? Incorporating some of the ever popular theme parks such as Walt Disney [...]

TWO NIGHTS IN MIAMI

Before I visited Miami, I immediately thought glitz, glam, fashion and nightlife. It wasn't necessarily a destination that springs to mind for the family. Based on the southerly point of east coast America, it has [...]

CALCOT MANOR REVIEW, THE COTSWOLDS

Calcot Manor review ~The Cotswolds isn't necessarily the first place which springs to mind when thinking about a holiday or weekend away when you have kids. The quintessential English villages, long walks and cozy pubs [...]

BONDING WITH BABY ON THE GO

We’ve been on the road for over two months now so nappy changes in motion are part and parcel of our travels. What you probably don’t see behind the scenes is the reality of everyday [...]

MY TAKE ON CRUISING WITH KIDS

As inherent backpackers, cruising with kids is not something I had considered as a way of travelling. Although the concept of moving from place to place, see as much as possible, is quite similar. Travelling full [...]

SURFING IN EL SALVADOR

When we started planning our Central America trip we were a little put off and frightened by the El Salvador reputation online. There are a lot of forums discussing crime. I wanted to investigate further [...]

A GUIDE TO LAKE ATITLAN

If you visit Guatemala, make sure to include Lake Atitlan in your itinerary. The stunning volcano crater lake, based in the Sierra Madre Mountain range, is unsurprisingly a national park. Three perfectly formed volcanos and [...]

SCHOOL OR HOMESCHOOL?

School or Homeschool? - Nearly every person I know, family, friends, acquaintances, they all say the same thing to me. "You're going to have to knock travelling on the head when Esme goes to school". [...]