When we arrived in Buenos Aires after travelling through Central and South America, it was completely different. It was totally cosmopolitan. I almost felt like I was back in Europe. Our aim was to get to Buenos Aires for our flight to New Zealand. By the time we arrived, we were exhausted and only fitted [...]

By | 2018-03-19T04:21:56+00:00 March 19th, 2018|ARGENTINA|0 Comments


Argentina was the last stop on our seven month Pan-American trip. After being in neighbouring Bolivia where travelling with children can be quite challenging, we were in desperate need of a tranquil break. We arrived in Salta over the Carnaval weekend so everything was closed and there wasn't much going on in town. We found [...]

By | 2018-02-17T20:31:51+00:00 February 16th, 2018|ARGENTINA|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

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 encased by the beautiful wild Atlantic coastline and the incredible Sintra National Park. The park offers great cycling routes and sites such as castles [...]

By | 2017-12-17T17:17:48+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Destinations, Portugal|3 Comments

Langkawi, Malaysia with a baby

Malaysia was our fifth stop on our baby gap year. As we like to see a good variety of every country, we incorporated Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi into our Malaysian adventure. We spent two days in KL and a week on Langkawi Island. I couldn't pass the Petrona Towers without seeing them! Being in Langkawi, [...]

By | 2017-12-12T21:10:08+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Destinations, Malaysia|5 Comments

Hoi-an, Vietnam with a baby

We decided to visit  Hoi-an following a recommendation from my sister. We asked her to keep an eye out whilst she was there to see if it was suitable to visit Hoi-an, Vietnam with a baby. After her glowing feedback, we decided to incorporate a four day stop  on our trip. The fact we ended [...]

By | 2017-07-16T17:50:53+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Destinations, Vietnam|17 Comments

Grand Hotel Minerva, Florence

Despite having a backpack and a toddler with us on our honeymoon, we felt we needed to inject a little bit of luxury into the experience. Just a stones throw from the central train station, is the fabulous four star Grand Hotel Minerva, Florence where we stayed. A historical building which had only recently opened up [...]

By | 2017-07-16T17:19:11+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Destinations, Italy|0 Comments