Christmas Gift Ideas For Travelling Children

Gift ideas for travelling kids

I’ve been there, I’m still there actually. How on earth do you buy Christmas presents for children who live out of backpacks? It’s a nightmare, right? Maybe you know a family who loves to travel or a family like us who will be setting off soon. It’s really hard, but here are a few ideas […]

London at Christmas

London at Christmas

Readers have asked for tips on what to do over the Christmas in London, so I did a bit of hunting around to see what I could come up with. I’ve spent 8 Christmases in London as a resident and when we lived in Wales I’ve come to London most years to see the lights, […]

How to Save Money on Flights with Skyscanner

Skyscanner cheapest days

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 […]

The Best in Nepalese Food. 6 Dishes for Kids and Grown Ups


Have you heard that food in Nepal isn’t so great? I have. Luckily I’ve already been there so I can tell you for certain that it’s not true. Back when Chef and I took on the Annapurna Circuit we really enjoyed discovering Nepalese food. Sure, Dal Baht can become a bit monotonous on the trekking […]

Top Places To Visit in Sri Lanka

Top Places to Visit Sri Lanka

Yet again, a reader has asked me to write a post for them. I don’t mind doing this at all, so if you have any questions please shoot me an email, I’d love to hear from you. Suzy wanted to know which attractions in Sri Lanka I’d recommend for an active family. I know most […]

Kayaking and Caving in Vang Vieng, Laos

boys going kayaking 550

A reader has asked for information on the kayaking and caving trip we took in Vang Vieng, so, ever happy to oblige, here’s the run down. We took this tour twice, we enjoyed it so much the first time we just had to go again. This was, to us, far more fun than tubing ( […]

I Want to Live in London

i want to live in London

To quote David Tennant “I don’t want to go.” I don’t have Bernard Cribbins to save but I’m about to perform a little regeneration of my own. I’m preparing to transition from static London Mummy to Nomadic Globetrotter Mummy once more, just 3 months to go now and we’ll be back on the road.   […]

London For Kids, For Free

Free things to do for kids London

Readers have been asking me for London itineraries for kids, some sort of plan to get best use out of their limited time in my favourite city. I can’t really do that, the amount of time you’ll want to spend at each attraction will vary enormously and the ages of your children may limit the […]

We’re Not a Budget Travel Blog.

We're Not a budget travel blog world travel family

  Yesterday, a potential hotel sponsor asked me “Can your readers afford us?” That’s a perfectly reasonable question, we’ve written post after post about doing things on the cheap, saving money to travel and finding great deals. I can see where she was coming from. I replied, explained our demographic and our philosophy and I’m […]