Travel Tips2019-06-03T13:00:51+00:00

TRAVELLING WITH A NEWBORN

Throughout my entire adult life, I have loved travelling. I was always nervous of having children, would I still be able to travel? Could I afford it? I have found a number of thrifty ways [...]

Travelling with Kids

If you follow our blog or Instagram it can sometimes seem like we are living a glamorous life filled with fancy family trips. While our lifestyle of travelling with kids is amazing, we only show [...]

FLYING WITH KIDS

With my husband being from New Zealand and me being from Ireland, it’s inevitable we need to fly a lot with our two kids. We've been to six continents with our children, visiting 40+ countries. [...]

SHOULD I TAKE MY CAR SEAT ON HOLIDAY?

Car seats have to be one of parents clumsiest over sized nightmares. I get asked the question daily, should I take my car seat on holiday? They are heavy, arm breaking pieces of baby paraphernalia that [...]

ROAD TRIP ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD

So here we are one year on from the beginning of our journey, and many road trip adventures around the world. We rented cars in eight countries, across five continents on our gap year. Some [...]

TOP TIPS FOR TAKING A ROAD TRIP WITH KIDS

Over the last year, we have driven thousands and thousands of miles with our baby and toddler in tow. Literally across continents, up mountains, four wheel driving, on the road less travelled. Starting in Canada, [...]

FIVE WAYS TO TRAVEL FOR FREE

Travel for free? Come off it. That seems like a ludicrous idea to most. There have been a couple of desperate moments throughout our family gap year, where we've almost had to book a flight [...]

TRAVELING WITH LITTLE ONES IN A BIG CITY

When you begin to plan a family vacation, you may find yourself becoming overwhelmed with the preparation. Vacations can be tricky enough, but with little ones, it can seem like an impossible task. How you [...]

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 [...]

FORMULA FEEDING TRAVEL TIPS

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Book a trip

I regularly get asked how we go about booking trips. As adventurers, we tend to book flights and hotels separately rather than as part of a package. Building a holiday for ourselves gives us more [...]

Responsible Travel for Families

I am not sure if responsible travel is something that is becoming a hot topic over the last couple of years or if it's related to my influences. Nonetheless, it's something I am becoming ever conscious [...]

Family travel health

Being a nurse, with a diabetic husband and egg allergic baby I take family travel health seriously. There is nothing worse than your trip being wasted on feeling unwell! Diarrhoea and vomiting is only one [...]

Flying With A Toddler

Two children, 80+ countries across six continents, including two years of full time travel, I feel I have the flying with a toddler tips nailed! Travelling with toddlers on a plane who are such energetic, [...]

Backpacking with a baby

If I want to talk about backpacking with a baby, it's probably worth starting with my definition of backpacking. As I am sure you will know, there are extreme examples, from the hikers and trampers in [...]

Financing a Baby Gap Year

I have had so many people ask how we could afford our baby gap year (travelling for my maternity leave), so here we go: A little background... I work as a nurse and Shaun is [...]

Flying With A Baby

Let me guess, you've typed  flying with a baby  (or something to that affect) into Google and have wound up here looking for all the tips and tricks to make your next trip as smooth [...]

CAMPING WITH A BABY – OUR TOP TIPS

How to Camp with a Baby When my husband suggested we should go camping with baby, our precious newborn, I wasn't too sure of the idea! People even asked me, can you camp with a [...]

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