Renowned for its wartime efforts, the City is steeped in WW2 history. We travelled to Bastogne with a 7 month old baby in May. We wanted to learn more about the area and the impact the war had on its citizens. Every year thousands of veterans and family members flock to the area to commemorate the Battle of the Bulge.
Travelling to the Middle East? If it's your first visit to the region you may be confused over the dress code. We travelled to Dubai and Abu Dhabi with George when we was 10 months old, and picked up some do's and don'ts. In this post, I'll share what you need to pack for you and your family to adhere…
Looking for ways to keep your baby happy, engaged and busy on a flight? We travelled the world during my maternity leave. So know a thing or two about flying long haul with a baby! In this post, I'm sharing my tried and tested baby travel toys to make flying stress-free.
Bavaria is a region of Germany has the perfect blend of everything you want from a holiday. Impressive scenery, festivals and local culture. This region is steeped in history. Well known for its sausages, beer, and leather shorts, Germany’s largest state has that and much more.
We have experienced several long haul flights, crossing numerous time zones to arrive in our chosen destination. And have learnt that there is no cure for jet lag, despite what others may claim. However, there are things you can do to minimise disruption to your baby and their routine.
Just over an hours drive out of Dubai, you will find the adventure playground – Abu Dhabi. With theme parks, water parks and all things fun. One day isn’t enough to check out all the attractions for families. We visited in September and found it quieter due to the extreme heat. From scorching desert, blissful nature, magnificent architecture, Islamic cultural…
Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the world. It boasts a population of 500,000 residents and spans an area of just 1,650 km2. Walking around, it feels more like a large town than a country. The center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right and you can find culture, history and beauty…
Whether you take 3 months or a year off work for your maternity leave, you should absolutely take some time with your new family and go abroad. Not only is it cheaper because you can avoid half term holidays, but you can actually relax!
I love my son. SO much. I can't imagine life without him. We do everything together and I'm loving raising George to hopefully, be a Mummy's boy.
Travelling normally is dictated by your financial situation and most of us have to be dedicated and good at saving beforehand. Careful planning allows your money to stretch further but, you tend to make decisions based on the cheapest option. Why not make 2021 your year to make your travel dreams come true?
A short flight from Ho Chi Minh City and you are in Da Nang, the largest City in central Vietnam. Beautiful beaches on the coast and lush jungle inland. There is plenty of offer in this area. Hoi An is historic, beautiful and charming.
Marketed as fuss-free toddler reins, I'm happy to announce we couldn't agree more! Reins are a controversial topic.However, as a family who travel a lot, reins allows George his independence. Alongside keeping him safe amongst the busy crowds.
Travelling while bottle feeding your baby requires practical consideration prior to your departure. I have developed a simple, cheap and easy method that has enabled me to feed George anywhere. From the top of the Empire State building to the side of the road on the off beaten track. If you are a bottle feeding parent, here is everything you…
Leaving the safety of your own home for the first time, with your newborn baby can be very stressful. No doubt by now, you've second guessed yourself a thousand times over and the worry of your baby overheating is too much. In this post I'll share some ways you can help keep your baby cool when abroad.
Summer holidays are the busiest time of the year for tourism. With 2020 and Covid putting the breaks on the majority of families planned get-away, it's never too early to start thinking and researching for 2021.
We travelled to Phuket with a 10 month old baby George in September, much quieter and the weather was more manageable for everyone. Famed as the party capital of Thailand, Phuket is 100% suitable for children and families, choose your accommodation carefully and don't stay near the strip.
Can you? Should you? Is it safe? Yes, yes and yes. There are plenty of things to consider and precautions to be aware of to ensure you and your little one remain safe and comfortable.
We travelled to Switzerland with a 7 month old baby George in June, as part of our month long European Road trip. The Jungfrau region is a mountain range in south-central Switzerland. Picture clear lakes surrounded by steep rock faces and towering, snow-capped peaks.
The thought of flying with a 12 week old baby was traumatic. I was petrified that George would scream and everyone would hate me. Mentally, I practised some quick witted retorts for anyone who wanted to pass comment about my parenting skills. By 18 weeks old, George had clocked up 66 hours of flight time.
We spent my maternity leave travelling the world, embarking on our first adventure when George was 12 weeks old. Unlike other travelling families, we had not planned for this at all. Our first adventure to Singapore and Vietnam was to attend a friends wedding and for Grandma Sue, who lives in New Zealand, to meet her first Grandson (we are…
We travelled to Salzburg with a 7 month old baby George in June, as part of our month long European Road trip. The inspiration behind the Sound of Music, the Austrian City is a medieval masterpiece. Turrets, wide courtyards and splendid views of the Alps, there is nothing to dislike (maybe the prices!) The home of legendary composer Mozart, you…
Once lock down is over, I am going to have to go through the pain of being separated from George all over again.
When 2 becomes 3, your approach to travel changes. Swap late nights for early mornings and reduce your activity schedule. Not only did travelling with a 12 week old enhance my personal experience of travel, but I've seen first hand the impact our adventures have had on George.
Since embarking upon our travel adventure whilst on maternity leave, we have driven from Texas to New York; Seattle to California and all across Europe. From a car, to an RV to a converted camper van - we've done it all. Here are some helpful tips and information you need to know before you embark upon your journey.
The culture capital certainly lives up to its reputation. Surrounded by majestic buildings, awe-inspiring architecture and scenic spots dotted across the City, Paris is packed with things to do for families.