When we were researching Belize, we wanted to ensure we had a mix of experiences, especially as there is so much on offer. As we were arriving in Belize City and finishing our trip at the most southerly point of the country, it was obvious to start on the islands. We heard a lot about [...]

By | 2017-10-13T03:42:15+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Belize|2 Comments

Portland with kids

Portland, Oregon's largest city, is all about parks, cycling, breweries and museums. We travelled down from nearby Seattle and there are distinct differences between the two cities. We found Portland to be cleaner with many eco-friendly initiatives going on. I almost felt like I was in Amsterdam, everyone cycles! We didn't know much about Portland [...]

By | 2017-10-02T06:32:03+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|USA|0 Comments

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 like the adventure capital! As we visited in summer, we had a completely different perspective. Nonetheless there was plenty to [...]

By | 2017-09-27T05:22:10+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Canada|0 Comments

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. At a guess, I would say four to five days would be a good period of time. We stayed at [...]

By | 2017-09-12T05:34:54+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Canada|0 Comments

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 it's skiing, Revelstoke with kids is equally as enjoyable in the summer. We spent three nights exploring which was the [...]

By | 2017-09-06T04:16:00+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Canada|0 Comments

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|11 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|1 Comment

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