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Travel easy.. travel cheap.. with kids

Family travel, while fun and memorable, isn’t always a walk in the park. As all too many of you will know holidaying with the kids in tow comes with a number of challenges, such as disrupting routines, increased spending and in some cases a change in time zone and culture. We spoke to four well-travelled bloggers with children to find out how to combat some of these difficulties and learn how to make travelling with children not only cheaper, b...

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Tips for travelling on a plane with kids...

Travelling with kids can test your patience, and the patience of those around you – even if they are your entire world! These frustrations can be accentuated when on a long haul flight – trapped thousands of feet in the air for hours at a time. How can you combat the challenges of air travel with children? The answer is preparation, with pre-planned activities, entertainment, and snacks as your ammunition. To help prepare you for the next family...

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Need a beach holiday? ... here's our pick of some of the Worlds best

Our friends at Booking.com, have crunched the numbers and discovered that the beach holiday is still the people’s favourite. 77% of global travellers are likely to go on a beach holiday this year. Here is a hand-picked a selection of the most beautiful beaches around the world to help you choose where you'll hit the sand this year. So pack your bathing suit, sun cream lotion and sun glasses and had to these stunning shores to escape the hustle a...

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Best places to stop and smell the flowers on your next holiday...

Got some green thumbs in the family?  Love to getaway to wide open spaces and appreciate nature? What would you choose.. To be immersed in a sea of colour in the famous Dutch tulip fields, learn about plant species in beautiful botanical gardens, or attend an obscure Italian flower festival? Lisse, the Netherlands Over seven million tulips and other flora fill the beautifully-sculpted flowerbeds at the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse. W...

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TOP 5 AUSSIE ROAD TRIPS TO TICK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST

From the magnificent outback to breathtaking beaches, Australia is charmed with natural wonders and the best way to experience it is on a road trip.   These 5 road trips are perfect for families, a road trip is the perfect way to enjoy the stunning locations Australia has on offer. The flexibility of hitting the road gives you the opportunity to take the journey at your own pace and enjoy every minute. Melbourne to Robe The Great Ocean Road is...

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Tips to live like a local in Europe

If you are heading off on a family holiday to Europe you must know that the best way to discover the local gems, immerse yourself in the culture and meet the most incredible people is to act like a local.  Fortunately, our friends at language learning app Babbel (www.babbel.com), shared their best tips on the things you shouldn’t do in Rome, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris in order to blend in with the locals:  Rome ·         Learn some of the ling...

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The votes are in ...Top Ten Cities to spend 24 hours

The first 24 hours create some of the most memorable moments. Research from Booking.com also reveals that nearly half of travellers (46%) believe these first hours can set the tone for the rest of the trip. Whether it’s a city break, a beach vacation or a snow-filled adventure, it’s important to find the best way to make the most out of these important hours. But what if you only had 24 hours in total? Where would you go? Paris, France Known...

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Need some Adventure on your next family holiday!

We all know that travelling with the kids can be challenging but it is so rewarding! It’s important for every member of the family to take a break and recharge the batteries.  Taking a holiday is not just good for you physically but mentally too and ‘the family that plays together stays together’ so they say. Here at BYOkids we know some families just love adventure, escpecially if your kids are now heading towards their teen years.  Adventure...

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15 Travel Tips & Tricks To Live By

Whether it’s travelling for the first time, visiting a new destination, trying a new experience or staying in a new type of accommodation, follow these 15 tips & tricks by Booking.com and you will have a worry-free holiday! 1.    Don’t just book the holiday you think you should be going on. You are never too old or too young to visit a new city, go backpacking or venture out with the family. It is never as challenging as you think it will...

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Fiji Cruising ... small ship cruising that explores the Fijian islands

Few people know that you can explore the Fijian islands and waterways by cruise ship.  These aren't the large 2000 plus people ships we see departing Australia but a small boutique ship that comes fully equipped with kayaks, glass boat boats, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, swimming pool, day spa, restaurant, bar and kids activities.  Holding approx 130 passengers this Captain Cook Fiji cruise ship is small enough to navigate between the beautif...

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