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
When booking a flight for your toddler (ages 18 months and younger) You probably have not purchased a seat for baby, you’re expected by the airline to have babysat on you and if travelling as a couple, you’re going to have to take turns holding baby. Travelling this way is cheaper, however, there are a few tips that I recommend, especially if this is a … Continue reading Toys and helpful tips for babies flying.
Fragile items. Always bring a fragile camera and computer gear in the carry-on bag with you. Put all leak-able products into resealable bags like shampoo, foundation, insect repellent etc. Avoid bottles bursting. Only fill up your travel-sized bottles three-quarters full. The cargo area on a plane is not pressurised like the passenger cabin, and liquids expand at high altitudes. First aid bag. have your medical kit … Continue reading Keep these in mind when packing your suitcase
In our years of travel and endless packing/unpacking, we have come up with a few helpful tips which will give you more room to fit even more in. Try placing shoes around the outside of the suitcase in single file, with the sole facing the edge. Fill shoe cavities with socks/electronics chargers,/belts whatever fits to save space. Pack heavier items towards the wheels and lighter … Continue reading Strategic packing – How to fit more in!
It can be daunting packing for the entire family, here are a few tips which should help. 1. Firstly do you have a suitable suitcase? If not choose a lightweight suitcase with bright colour (more on that later). Don’t waste your weight limit on a heavy suitcase. Check the weight of the baggage before you buy. We brought a lightweight 4 pack of suitcases which are … Continue reading Pre-Packing your Suitcase “Prep Tips”
1. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, it may be well worth comparing your airline and flight options, two good websites for comparing flights are Skyscanner or Momondo A good tip is to check these sites first, then try and find a comparable price by booking directly with the airline. 2. Pre-pack your baggage to check it all fits in your suitcases. As basic and as simple as … Continue reading Flying with kids – Important Tips about the journey
In all the blogs I have ever read on Bali it paints a picture of a tranquil, spiritual and relaxing place to visit not only as a single person or as a couple, but with children too. With this in mind, I wanted to find out if this actually the real deal or just tourist hype? Having built an expectation in my head of a … Continue reading Ubud – What to see and do with young children
We cruised with Royal Caribbean on one of their older but great ships, Voyager of the seas. The cruise left from Sydney, Australia for a 10-night voyage travelling to the wonderful Pacific Islands in Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji. So if you’re new to cruising and thinking about taking a voyage similar to ours, in this article we will give you….. A Quick Overview Our Cabin … Continue reading Review – Royal Caribbean, 10 night Pacific Island cruise
As tempting as the air conditioning may be, you can’t spend all day in shopping malls, so when you’re ready to venture out these are our top choices to go when travelling with the kids or just as a couple, keeping in mind we don’t like walking too long in heat!!! Muang Boran also known as “The Ancient City” The Ancient City has a wide range of … Continue reading Bangkok – Alternative Bangkok with the kids, what to see & do
We spend a lot of time in Bangkok since some of Pauls family live here. Going to Bangkok with kids was very challenging two years ago when the kids were 10 months old and 2 years old. The lack of even footpaths for prams, stairs to the BTS Sky Train and slow-moving traffic made it hard to get around which lead to lots of tantrums and … Continue reading Bangkok – What shopping malls to hit with the kids?