WHAT DID WE BRING WITH US FOR A YEAR? When we tell people we are on a family gap year, they always ask us about our luggage. How did you pack? What did you bring? How did you decide what to take? Predictable questions because everyone wants to know how its possible. Let me tell [...]

By | 2017-10-13T07:25:39+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Travel Tips|2 Comments


Natural products are becoming the first choice for many parents nowadays. More and more information is surfacing about the harmful effects of ingredients such as parabens, surfactants and emulsifiers. Being a full time nomadic family with a four month old in tow, we want to avoid convenience but instead choose products that are good for [...]

By | 2017-10-13T00:28:36+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Travel Tips|0 Comments


I'm a strong proponent of fed is best but boy does being a formula feeding mama complicate things when you are traveling. Formula feeding adds on a whole extra layer of equipment and logistics to think about and was arguably one of the things I stressed about the most before we started traveling with our little lady. This [...]

By | 2017-10-12T04:02:59+00:00 October 12th, 2017|community, Travel Tips|4 Comments

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 green lakes with stunning mountain backdrops, to incredible wildlife, bears, moose, whales and orcas to name a few, who wouldn't [...]

By | 2017-08-30T02:10:54+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Canada, Travel Tips|7 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

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

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

Planning a family gap year

The due date of our second baby is coming around quickly and we are getting more excited about planning a family gap year again. Obviously the first priority is to ensure the pregnancy / birth goes smoothly and we keep our fingers crossed baby is happy and healthy. In some ways, I do feel like [...]

By | 2017-07-16T17:54:37+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Travel Tips|13 Comments

Toddler hand luggage essentials

People regularly ask what we bring on a journey for our two year-old Esmé. The main aim of the game is to keep her entertained for the entire flight / train or car journey and prevent any public melt downs! The second goal is to ensure she is as comfortable as possible. Being a [...]

By | 2017-07-16T17:50:52+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Travel Tips, Tried and Tested|1 Comment