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 […]

South Goa. Problems and Great Experiences

Indian train guide

Part 4 of our family India travel blog ( journal) series. Does it seem to you that we have more problems than any other travellers? I’m pretty certain we don’t, I think everyone has problems on the road, they just don’t tell the world about it. By the end of the trip the hurdles have […]

First Day in India. Adjusting


Hello ! We’re in India, this is our first post, on our second day. I’m going back to travel-journal style blogging because, to be honest, running a website for money takes far too much time. So no frills, no fussing, no spellcheck, no SEO, but the adverts have to stay. My blog is replacing my […]

Cambodian Cooking Class

Khmer cooking course in Battambang Cambodia

One of the many wonderful things about travelling the world is discovering new dishes and cooking methods. The ultimate way to get to know a country’s culinary specialities is to take a cooking class, you will find these in almost every city or town you visit and they’re well worth spending a few dollars and […]

What do they eat in Cambodia? A market in Cambodia in photos.

cambodian market battambang

I posted today about our cookery course in Battambang, Cambodia. It was a fabulous experience. As part of the tour we visited the local market, something we do often, but on this occasion we stayed longer than usual and took more photos. I’m publishing these photos separately because sensitive viewers may find them a little […]

How to Haggle in Bangkok.

Khao San Rd. Bangkok. How to Haggle in Bangkok

  Everyone knows you need to haggle over prices in Thailand and most other parts of Asia. Some are good at it, knocking prices down casually with a confident smile, some are rubbish. I fall into the second group. Luckily my 10-year-old son is a haggling ninja. Here he shows us all how it should […]

Hotel in Battambang Cambodia

Family room hotel Battambang Cambodia

  We loved Battambang, this is the sort of town that’s great to just hang out for a few days, or weeks. It has a good vibe, quieter streets and a lovely riverside walk with a playground for the kids ( and grown ups!). The area around Battambang is also wonderful to explore, you’ll find […]

One Day Tour of Battambang Cambodia

Ancient temple battambang cambodia

Everyone knows about the Bamboo Railway in Battambang, but there are many more things to do and see in this cool Cambodian town. It’s the second largest town in the country and lies in the heart of rice growing country. Despite it’s size, Battambang retains is a quiet riverside charm and remnants of French colonial […]