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 – 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

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

Toys and helpful tips for babies flying.

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.

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”

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?