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|10 Comments

A two night stay at Crealy Meadows, Devon

On our recent trip to the south of England, we stayed in two different places. Starting off with a two night stay at Crealy Meadows, Devon, followed by a stop further south. I wanted to mix it up a little so Esme could have some nice time in a child-friendly place before going to a [...]

By | 2017-06-02T21:54:14+00:00 May 24th, 2017|United Kingdom|0 Comments

An epic trip to Florida

If you follow my Instagram account Travel Mad Dad, you will know I ventured to Florida with some other bloggers recently. The aim of the game was to try out the Norwegian Premium service on the London to Orlando route and discover all the great spots in Kissimmee and Clearwater St Pete's. To say it was an epic [...]

By | 2017-05-15T11:33:44+00:00 May 15th, 2017|USA|0 Comments

Alternative Florida with kids

Florida has been a 'go-to' destination for many families over the years. The predominant attraction has of course been Disney and theme parks. Built-up tourist hubs and the thoughts of going to Disney with kids doesn't interest me so much. Of course, if the kids wanted to go then we would give it a shot. [...]

By | 2017-06-02T21:59:00+00:00 May 9th, 2017|USA|1 Comment

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

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

By | 2017-06-02T22:02:12+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Destinations, Portugal|3 Comments

A day trip to Whitstable with kids

Being on maternity leave the last few weeks has given me the opportunity to have days out exploring with Esme. It's so nice to discover home ground for a change. We are the worst offenders when it comes to jetting off. Realistically there is so much on our doorstep to see! London is a great [...]

By | 2017-07-16T19:17:26+00:00 April 21st, 2017|United Kingdom|0 Comments

Singapore with a baby

Singapore was the first stop on our ten-month journey away from home. Esmé was around 12-weeks old when we arrived. Being an extremely clean city, it was a great starting point with a newborn. It is also regularly used as a layover destination when flying from Europe to places like New Zealand and Australia. I [...]

By | 2017-07-16T17:53:15+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Singapore|10 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 | 2017-07-16T17:50:52+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Destinations, Malaysia|3 Comments