Our lives on this planet are changing. We are at a point in time where we all have to do more to help our world survive, fast. We have just 11 years left to totally change the world. Many of us are on-board with this and the army of eco-conscious citizens swells daily, but what about those of us who travel? Is there such a thing as an eco-friendly traveller ?I'm not … [Read more...]
Travel With Kids
This index holds all of our posts relating to travel with kids, including tips for travel with kids, popular destinations for family travel and experiences of travel with kids. However, our site is not purely a travel with kids site, we travel all ways and often take on very challenging destinations, the sort of places most families will never go. You can find those in our travel destinations and places tab, look in the top menu.
The blog posts below and on subsequent pages relate directly to travel and vacations with kids, from babies to teens and tweens. We hope you find what you're looking for.
What's it like to learn to scuba dive? Our post covers the basics of scuba certification and follows my son learning to dive in Cairns, Australia and on the Great Barrier Reef with Divers Den, a local dive school and scuba operator. Yes, kids can scuba dive too, but how old do they need to be to scuba? Scuba diving courses are available for kids from 8, 10, 12 and 15, all … [Read more...]
What's the best age to take your kids on a family gap year? How old should children be to travel the world? Should you take babies and toddlers travelling? Is it possible to take a gap year with your teenagers?I've travelled with my kids from babies to now, teens and tweens, and this is what I think. There are benefits to the kids and to parents at just about any age. But … [Read more...]
We've had 5 Christmases on the road in the last almost 6 years of full-time family travel. Another one is coming up fast and this one will be "at home" for the first time. Did you know we're almost home?I'm going to count this one as a Christmas while travelling too because returning to an empty house just days before Christmas, fresh off the plane with only the … [Read more...]
Sri Lanka is a justifiably popular holiday destination for people of many nationalities. But Sri Lanka with kids? Does that work? Is Sri Lanka a good destination for families, toddlers, babies or children of any age? We've taken our kids to Sri Lanka many times and it's been great. So let us help put your mind at rest about trying a holiday in Sri Lanka with kids. I promise to … [Read more...]
First of all, don't panic. You can do Asia with kids, we did. In fact, it's pretty easy. I normally tell people how to backpack around or through South East Asia with kids, in that I help them with planning, itineraries and travel arrangements. Today I'm going to tell you what it's actually been like. We've been travelling or backpacking with kids for over 6 years now and … [Read more...]
One of the things that really bugs me about travelling, which has been particularly noticeable in South East Asia and Egypt, is the vast amount of plastic trash that we, the population generate.We, as travellers, are in danger of making the plastic problem even worse.That is not OK.I think by modelling better behaviours maybe we can get other travellers and locals … [Read more...]
It's time for us to write a post on our favourite and recommended hotels, hostels and guest houses in Southeast Asia. We've been travelling the world for 5 years now and a lot of that time has been spent in Southeast Asia, some of these places we've used multiple times, others we've used once and really loved them. All are at the lower cost end of the price spectrum but not … [Read more...]
Hoi An is a magical little town on the coast in central Vietnam and we enjoyed 6 months there with our kids. Famous for its UNESCO listed Old Town, tailors' shops and monthly full moon lantern festival, it also has long sandy beaches and 5 star resorts. It attracts family holiday makers in large numbers. They visibly out-number backpackers these days and a lot of families with … [Read more...]
We spent Christmas in Singapore. Of those 2 weeks the highlight was our 3 days staying at Telunas Resort on their private island site. Along with the Private Island's luxurious over-water villas we also had the chance to experience the fantastic family friendly facilities on the neighbouring Telunas Beach Resort site for a slightly different slice of island life.The 2 … [Read more...]