• Vietnam with Kids, Japanese bridge in Hoi An
    Family Travel Tips,  Vietnam

    Vietnam with Kids – Vietnam with a Baby, Toddler or Older Kids

    When our second daughter was approaching her first birthday, we used our Shared Parental Leave (a combination of maternity/paternity leave that is now available to parents in the UK) to spend a decent amount of time travelling in South East Asia.  We arrived in Vietnam at the end of this 3 month trip to South East Asia. In this guide to family travel in Vietnam we will pass on our top tips for travel in Vietnam with a baby, Vietnam with a toddler and Vietnam with kids that are a bit older.    Our Guide to Vietnam with Kids  Before we left, we couldn’t find very much information online about…

  • Italy with a toddler or baby
    Baby and Toddler Travel Tips,  Italy

    Italy with a Toddler or Baby

    Italy has to be one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world. We have had a family trip to Italy every year since having our first child (and we went to Sicily for a babymoon). Every year we think about going somewhere else but Italy always draws us back and we keep exploring new areas, always amazed that the entire country is so beautiful and makes for the best family holidays. In this guide to Italy with a toddler or baby, we will share some travel tips to help you make the most of your time in Italy, we will give you some ideas of where to go in…

  • Italy with a toddler or baby
    Family Travel Tips,  Italy

    Tips for Renting a Car in Italy

    Before we talk about tips for renting a car in Italy, it is worth mentioning that before we had children we were firmly in the ‘backpacker who uses public transport camp’. It rarely crossed our minds to rent a car and we never did until our second trip to Italy with our baby, when we made a last minute decision to get a car. It has to be said having a car makes travelling with children a LOT easier (especially with babies and toddlers) and it has become our preferred option when travelling in Europe. It gives you greater freedom to travel at the time you choose and that best…

  • Chickenpox on Holiday - what to do
    Family Travel Tips

    Chickenpox on Holiday – What to do if your child gets ill abroad

    One of the main things that we always hope for when travelling with babies and toddlers is that they stay safe and healthy the whole time. The thought that they might get sick is probably our biggest worry, especially on long trips to South East Asia.   But, sometimes the unexpected happens when you are away. On a trip to Lanzarote with our eldest daughter, she came down with chickenpox. Fortunately, she was pretty lucky and only suffered from relatively mild chickenpox with just a few spots. Whilst she was maybe not quite her usual self, she was still very bubbly and able to enjoy her holiday. We think that…

  • Thailand with a baby and toddler playing on the beach at sunset
    Baby and Toddler Travel Tips,  Popular Posts,  Thailand

    Thailand with a Baby and Toddler – Complete Guide to Travel in Thailand with Young Kids

    Thailand has become a hugely popular tourist destination thanks to its tropical climate, amazing beaches, great food, fascinating culture and stunning scenery. Thailand has it all, from thick green jungle to warm crystal blue waters and it welcomes visitors from all walks of life and from around the world. Famous for having some of the most glorious beaches in the world, Thailand is an obvious place to consider for a family holiday, vacation or for extended travel with a baby. We used our Shared Parental Leave (a combination of maternity/paternity leave that is now available to parents in the UK) to travel in Thailand and South East Asia with a…

  • Flying with a Toddler Checklist
    Family Travel Tips,  Flying with Kids

    Flying with a Toddler Checklist. Your Ultimate Guide to Hassle Free Flying

    So, your baby is a little older now and ready for another flying adventure, or maybe it is their first ever flight? Either way, it is bound to be an exciting and memorable experience for them. We hope that our flying with a toddler checklist will help make it a smoother experience for you. This guide has been written based upon our experience of over 50 flights with babies and toddlers both long haul and short haul. We hope that we can offer some valuable insights to anyone who is preparing to take a young child on a flight. The thought of taking a toddler on a flight can be…