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

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

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?

Flying with kids? Our Top 10 items you should pack!

I always think there are two kinds of parents when it comes to packing, one is the super organised parent who diligently makes a list, checks it twice and packs everything they could possibly ever need and more, or there is the second type of parent who packs only the basics and picks the rest up along the way. Now depending on your destination, that … Continue reading Flying with kids? Our Top 10 items you should pack!