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How to Save Money on Flights with Skyscanner

Finding cheap flights with skyscanner travel blog

We all want to save money on flights, right? Of all the tools we use for finding bargains in the travel world, Skyscanner is number 1. This week we saved ourselves £100 per person, £300 total, on flights to Sri Lanka, just through getting clever with this tool. Let me walk you through a few tricks. Of […]

Finding Cheap Cruises

Finding cheap cruises travel blog

What do you think about cruising? If you think it’s just for rich, old people who enjoy dinner dances, you’d be wrong, these days there is a ship for everyone. In January this year we enjoyed our first ever cruise, in April we took our second.We wouldn’t take two if we hadn’t loved it. We […]

10 Tips for Backpacking with Kids

tips for backpacking with kids

  We’ve been backpacking with kids for years now, our boys are veteran backpackers at just 10 and 8 years old. It’s great that they’ve had such an early initiation into this, our favourite, mode of travel. The freedom backpacking gives us and its cost effectiveness make it our usual way to go. You can […]

A Village in Rural Romania

A meadow in a Romanian village

What do you imagine Romania is like? I’ll stake cash that you wouldn’t imagine the rural paradise we’ve found ourselves in. Bucharest was an eye-opener, a city we loved far more than expected.  A pleasant sleeper-train journey to the north of Romania and we are in another world and time. The little village of Breb […]

Reasons to Travel to Bucharest, Romania

Manuc's Inn Bucharest. Travel to Bucharest

Have you ever considered travelling to Romania? It’s not a common travel destination and it’s one that we ended up visiting by happy chance, but this Central European country has got a strong grip on our hearts. Its capital, Bucharest, the ninth largest city in Europe by population is one of the most enchanting cities we’ve ever […]

Recovering From India.

Bucharest family travel

One day we were enjoying India in beautiful Kovalam, planning our next-day flight to Kathmandu and subsequent overland return to North India, the next we were landing in Heathrow, tired, displaced, confused, sick and thoroughly disorientated. It was a very weird experience, India one day, London the next. We hadn’t had enough, a month in […]

30 Reasons Kids Enjoy Travel

kids enjoy travelA

I’ve been asked more than once if my kids enjoy travel. Some readers are concerned that children could be sad being away from friends and family or that they miss pets, bikes and toys. Others feel kids need stability and routine and may find long travel days and uncertainty hard to cope with. I can […]

Kovalam, Kerala. Family Holiday Perfection

Kovalam beach thunder storm

This India family travel blog has been random, unpredictable and not entirely free from disasters, but our last stop of our 1 month in India, Kovalam, was the perfect ending to a fantastic trip. The inevitable problems we face on a trip like this don’t spoil it, they are challenges to be overcome and they make […]

Budget and Luxury in Fort Cochin, Kerala.

Kathakali Cochin

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has saddened us immensely. We want to send our love to the people of the region, and of North India, also affected. We promise that we will be back to spend our cash and promote the heck out of that area. We are grateful that we saw Kathmandu years ago […]

Anjuna and North Goa, How it’s Changed

Morjim Beach North Goa

Anjuna is the northernmost of the big tourist beaches of North Goa. The touristic development starts at Ford Aguada and stretches along the long sandy beach through Candolim, Calangute and Baga. Three towns that have merged into each other over the years.   At Baga a stream and a headland separates Anjuna from the sandy […]