Chiang Mai, what to see and do with children.

Chiang Mai is surrounded by Lush green mountains, rolling mist, winding rivers, waterfalls, elephants, amazing restaurants,  cheap prices, outdoor cafes, and temples galore. It is the largest city in Northern Thailand. It was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom and is considered one of the most culturally significant cities in the region. At its historical center is the Old City, a roughly 1.6 km … Continue reading Chiang Mai, what to see and do with children.

Loy Krathong & Yi (Yee) Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

What’s in this blog? Our experience of Loy Krathong. Where to buy Krathong’s and Lanterns. What goes on and where “Chiang Mai”. Where the free and paid Loy Krathong festivals are. Explaining what Loy Krathong & Yi Peng means. The entire festival of Loy Krathong and Yi Peng take place over three days after dark from 7pm to 1am on the 12th lunar month of every … Continue reading Loy Krathong & Yi (Yee) Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

Singapore, What to see and do with kids.

Singapore with our children was fantastic, its very clean, green, safe and strikingly futuristic yet traditional. Singapore is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Asia. Most people in the tourist areas speak English so there’s no need to worry about the language barrier. Singapore average temperature is 24 – 34 degrees so if your feeling too hot, In most the shopping malls have a … Continue reading Singapore, What to see and do with kids.

What to do in Krabi, Thailand

Krabi is all about relaxing, indulging and beach hopping. With more than 100 islands around the Andaman Sea boasting pristine beaches and clear emerald green water, the most stunning scenery imaginable, beautiful white beaches that stretch on for miles. Krabi is a perfect destination for those who love beaches and fun outdoor activities however it can require a fair bit of traveling between attractions but when everywhere you … Continue reading What to do in Krabi, Thailand

Hotel Review – Crown Lanta Resort & Spa, Krabi, Thailand

Koh Lanta in Thailand is a picture-perfect tropical paradise. With beautiful, lush green scenery, spectacular sunsets and nine white sandy beaches to choose from. If you fancy staying somewhere really luxurious, then look no further then Crown Lanta Resort and Spa. This luxury resort set in 22 hectares of beautiful park-like land, it has stunning sea views, two swimming pools, restaurants, spa, and access to … Continue reading Hotel Review – Crown Lanta Resort & Spa, Krabi, Thailand

Hotel Review – Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

We decided to take a trip to visit Paul’s parents back in the UK to meet their first grandchild, Mila, when she was 4 months old. On the return journey back to New Zealand we stopped off in Bangkok for a few days. We chose the 5 Star Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 for the obvious quality and luxury standards of staying at a 5 … Continue reading Hotel Review – Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Hotel Review – Ibis Styles, Krabi, Thailand

We were looking for a nice and simple place to stay in the Krabi area as this was a last minute trip we booked with only two days notice. We found that the Ibis Style Krabi suited all our requirements so we decided to make a booking directly on the Accor Hotels website. We stayed for four nights and paid a very reasonable $280 NZD … Continue reading Hotel Review – Ibis Styles, Krabi, Thailand

Hotel Review – Sofitel, Nusa Dua, Bali

When we were looking for a resort in Bali, we had only had a few requirements…. Must be near to the beach – Tick. Must have a kids club – Tick. That’s was it!! So after some deliberation, we found the wonderful Sofitel Hotel in Nusa Dua. As a family we really enjoyed our time at the Sofitel Nusa Dua, so let me tell you a … Continue reading Hotel Review – Sofitel, Nusa Dua, Bali

5 Toys for toddlers on a Plane/Train/Car

Toddlers require that little bit more stimulation on longer journeys than babies, but one benefit from babies is that there are no more sore arms holding baby for most the trip. So my top picks toddlers on a plane, train or car are…. 1. iPad  – Yes, my apologies, but this is the top of the list, there are so many great learning apps for … Continue reading 5 Toys for toddlers on a Plane/Train/Car