Category: World Travel

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Backpacking in Vietnam with young children

Vietnam with Young Children – A brief outline of our December 2019 itinerary Hanoi Day – 1 night Ha Long Bay – 2 nights Ninh Binh – 2 nights Hanoi – 2 nights Fly to Hoi An – 4 nights Da Nang – 2 nights Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – 4 nights In December 2019, we went backpacking through Vietnam with our young children aged three...

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Homestay or Hotel – The Answer

We have travelled a fair bit throughout Asia with our two young children, but one consideration we have when booking trips is, should we stay in a hotel or a homestay? For those of you who don’t know what a homestay is, it’s exactly what the name suggests, you stay in someone’s home. More often than not they have carried out internal alterations to their existing building in...

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Backpacking in Sri Lanka with Young Children

*This post has NO affiliate links. All links are for information and all opinions are my own* A brief outline of our April 2019 itinerary… Negombo Day 1 Mirissa Day 2-5 Tangalle Day 6 Tissamaharama Day 7-8 Ella Day 9-12 Nuwara Eliya Day 13-16 Kandy Day 17 Colombo Day 18 In April 2019, we went backpacking through Sri Lanka with our young children aged two and four. Our...

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How Having Children Has Changed The Way We Travel

Having children has definitely changed the way we travel! In our pre-kids days, we used to do sort of ‘backpacking, rock up and find the quirkiest, funkiest (cheapest) hostel in the area’, type holidays, they were the best ones! The people you met, the places you got lost in, the things you did, the things you saw. Certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but definitely ours. Then….the children...

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Practical Tips to Survive a Long Haul Flight with Young Kids

So you’ve booked that holiday for you and your young kids to a far-flung corner of the world, congratulations, whether you’re going to some exotic beach in Thailand, heading towards Peru’s Machu Picchu, seeking out the Big Five on safari in South Africa or backpacking around Sri Lanka, the excitement will be building. But before you get there, you have to…er…get there, which generally means you’ll have to...

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10 Reasons Why People Who Want To Move Abroad, Don’t

Everyone has been there, you’ve had a tough day, or week, or month at work, nothing has gone right, you’ve been doing the same thing day in day out for years, the weather outside is rubbish, your next holiday is far too far away to get excited about but close enough that you’ve had to pay for it so you’ve got no money, nothing seems like its going...