Strategic packing – How to fit more in!

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!

Pre-Packing your Suitcase “Prep Tips”

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”

Flying with kids – Important Tips about the journey

  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

Review – Royal Caribbean, 10 night Pacific Island cruise

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

Bangkok – Alternative Bangkok with the kids, what to see & do

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

Bangkok – What shopping malls to hit with the kids?

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?

Bali – Hotels & Resorts with awesome child facilities!

Looking for a resort in Bali that offers kids club facilities? Check our list below. There are different ages for some clubs but generally speaking, the 4-12 year age bracket is catered for.  Sofitel, Nusa Dua  Kids club (Formally known as Cheeky Monkey’s) – The first 4 hours are free for children over 4, children under 4 pay an $18 (NZD) for a minimum of 2 … Continue reading Bali – Hotels & Resorts with awesome child facilities!