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Got kids that want to be cowboys and cowgirls? Here's 7 ranch holidays they'll love

Want to get outdoors and active on your next family holiday? Thinking about horse riding, open fires and starry nights then grab a pair of boots and your Stetson hat, seize the reins and let the adventure begin! Here's 7 cowboy stays for your next family holiday! Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, Arizona, USA Situated 1.6 km from Saguaro National Park, this guest lodge is the perfect spot for a western ranch experience. Horse riding, horsemanship l...

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Thinking about an exotic island holiday.. here's some of the worlds best!

We don’t just want winter sun any more, these days it’s all about pure, idyllic escapism. With the post-Christmas burn-out likely to leave most of us yearning to ditch the hassles of everyday life, it’s time to start planning a first-rate island holiday for 2017. And what could be dreamier than a remote island getaway? Blue skies, sea and white sand are beckoning you; a far cry from the day to day. Pantelleria, Sicily One of the very few...

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Borneo, Malaysia with kids

Borneo was a place that always fascinated me and getting the chance to take our kids to Borneo was right up there on my travel wish list.  We landed with high expectations and were definitely not disappointed.  Borneo is a truly amazing place and one I must go back too! We spent a couple of weeks in Borneo visiting both Sabah and Sarawak.  The highlights of our trip were taking a tour to the Kinabantangan Jungle where we got within 1 metre of...

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American people are beyond proud of Yosemite

And so they should be. Yosemite was the first ever national park in the world alongside Yellowstone, and in my humble opinion, it is one of the very best. The nearest regional airport is a couple hours flight from Los Angelos or San Francisco, however its really simple to road trip it, just eight hours travel time from LA or 4 from San Francisco by train or vehicle.  Yosemite National Park is a breeze to visit. When we arrived at Yosemite...

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Hong Kong for the family including Hong Kong Disneyland

We arrived into Hong Kong Island by boat from Macau and were surprised by the volume of people busily going about their day.  We jumped aboard one of the famous Hong Kong trams and made our way down town. Hong Kong is a fusion of modern shopping centres and hotels mixed with Asian markets, small cafes and street side shops.  The trams make it very easy and cheap to get around. We made our way to the peak tram and caught the iconic tourist...

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Christmas Markets - The worlds best places to do your Christmas shopping

Christmas markets are the perfect outing to kick off the festive season and combining with travel makes everything that little bit more magical! Enjoy searching for unique Christmas gifts, indulge in mouth-watering local food stalls and sing along with carol singers whilst soaking up the surrounding culture and twinkling lights. Prague Christmas Markets (20th November - 3rd January) Prague in the Czech Republic Europe is a magical destination...

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TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH KIDS from Nappies to School age!

Travelling with children allows you to see the world with fresh young eyes. Things that were once trivial are suddenly riveting – like exploring every drawer in your hotel room, watching the luggage carousel whizzing round, or seeing what, exactly, is in the aircraft loo. More importantly, you are making incredible memories together each trip, that your child may want to lovingly repeat with their own kids. If you’re apprehensive about the cha...

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Toddlers and theme parks .. our tips for a successful outing with the kids

"That's easy, just don't go" I hear a lot of you snickering as you read the title. Some cynics would say that the terms toddlers and theme parks should not even be mentioned in the same breath, never mind contemplated. Don't forget though, that there are many families out there with children of varying ages who are all in need of a family vacation day involving an amusement and theme park. You can take toddlers to theme parks and have a fa...

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Self catering holidays in Europe.. affordable Europe for families

Self-catering is a great way to keep the costs down on your European holiday and to really live like a European!  One of the great things about travelling in Europe, is being able to experience the local food and wine and just because you are self-catering doesn't mean you have to miss out. For centuries Europeans have perfected the art of cooking, and a meal is not just a slap-up affair, but a time to spend with family and friends, whilst...

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Are we there yet? .. staying sane on the next road trip

The journey should be as good as the destination, so they say!  If only the kids could appreciate the road trip.  We've put together a few ideas to help on your next family holiday. If you are on the road with toddlers or babies try to work in with their routine if possible. Travel at times they would normally sleep, stop for a break when they wake up, feed and change them and let them have a play before moving on. Pack lunchboxes for o...

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