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I love city breaks, and if you follow me on Instagram you will know that I’ve recently been on a weekend away to Berlin to see the fantastic new show by Chameleon Theatre, Memories of Fools.   I’ve visited Berlin numerous times now, and I’ve spent serval city breaks in London, Liverpool, York and various other cities over the years.  Given the number of city breaks on my list it’s about time I talked about what to pack for a weekend away.   Space in a weekend suitcase is often

If you are planning a holiday or vacation with kids, having some travel toys in your hand luggage, suitcase or travel bag is going to help things go a lot more smoothly.  Kids have a pretty short attention span for travelling so having the best travel toys to hand during your trip can really help keep boredom at bay.  Nobody wants a stressful journey, so whether it’s travel toys for toddlers or best travel toys for babies you are looking for, this list of toys, games and ideas will help you

Have you heard about Carddies yet?  If you have been following our Instagram account or read our bumper post about  tips for travelling with 2+ kids you might have guessed that we are huge fans of these little boxed colouring sets already. In the interests of full disclosure we were sent 2 sets of Carddies around Christmas time, and we found them brilliant for keeping the kids busy when we are out and about both at home or when we are travelling.  Since we were gifted these first sets, we

Just because you are traveling the world, doesn’t mean it is not important to look good. Fashion and travel are very connected. By knowing how to look the part, you can stay comfortable when traveling to different destinations, all while looking gorgeous every step of the way. The most crucial fashion piece for travelers is a good pair of shoes. Well, it doesn’t have to be one pair; you can bring multiple pairs to a destination depending on how you will be spending your time there. You can have a

Hundreds of people visit London for business or leisure every single day. We are huge fans of day trips and short breaks to England’s capital as it’s brimming with culture and lots of things to do.  It’s also true that residents leave London for other countries for exactly the same reasons. Travel is a popular pastime with many Londoners given the access they have to train and air travel.  The Eurostar gives easy access to Europe and airports like Heathrow and Gatwick to name but a few open the door

Gifted product review The lovely people at KEEN Footwear asked if we would review their latest walking shoes for kids.  Once I took a look at their latest range of kids hiking boots and shoes I was sold and they agreed to send some for Brook and Indie to try out, but how did we get on? Kids love being outside and make for great hiking companions.  I know that a lot of active families will already know this but if you are just starting out with hiking with kids, if

Gifted Product Review Over the summer we were asked to review the Vango Edoras 500XL Air tent for the blog.  We set ourselves the task of finding out if this was the best Vango tent for family camping? It was the perfect excuse to book a family camping trip to North Yorkshire and test out the Vango Airbeam tent, so we packed up our gear and off we went. The girls were really excited about their camping trip.  They love being outdoors and having the freedom that comes with it.  As

We’ve been looking out for the best festival tent for families for a while now.  When Tiso found out we were going to Just So Festival they said they had a great festival tent for us.  They sent over the Vango Beta 450XL camping tent and asked us to share what we thought for a review.  I did my research, and it seemed like a great tent so of course I said yes. We’ve had a few camping tents over the years, and not all of the have been lucky enough to

mifold Review The latest travel accessory to arrive in our house is the mifold grab and go child restraint from mifold UK.  We regularly travel with a 4 year old and a 6 year old and I’ve been interested in the mifold travel car seat for a while now.  When we received an email asking us to review the mifold car seat for the blog we were very keen to say yes.  Here is what we discovered about this innovative portable car seat: What is the mifold Grab and Go Travel Car

Even though Indie and Brook are only 6 and 4 years old respectively we have managed to get through quite a bit of children’s luggage already.  The girls have grown so quickly and this has definitely changed the type of girls suitcases that they need. We’ve learnt a thing or two about not only what to pack in our suitcases but also buying the right kids suitcase depending on age and the type of trip we are taking. With all this family travel knowledge, we have been scouring the internet in

There are so many kids luggage on the market at the moment that I decided to bring you the top kids fun cases for helping you plan your next holiday.  It’s a great idea to get children involved with packing their own suitcase, and with so many designs available, packing for a holiday can soon turn into a fun activity. Small children’s suitcases are great for hand luggage or for having their personal items to hand during travel.  As well as clothes, children also like to pack their favourite toys,

Do you think about how secure your travel bag is when you are travelling?  Do you look for the best anti theft backpack to take with you on your next adventure or are you still looking for a secure handbag to take on your city break? Finding the best anti theft bags and backpacks can be a challenge so I wanted to share with you two anti theft travel bags I used for my recent trip to Berlin. You might recognise the RIUT backpack from my February Travel and Lifestyle

I don’t know about you, but to me time is precious and as a result I shop online for most things, including travel shoes to take on holiday.  It seems like a pretty big risk as I also believe poor footwear can make or break a trip.  As you will already know, I’m often chasing 2 small children around beaches or various attractions so there is very little time to put my feet up.  In order to keep up with them I insist on good travel shoes for all types

Now that Christmas is over my thoughts are quickly turning to getting ready for our next holiday.  When it comes to buying travel accessories, I really don’t think you can go far wrong than visit the GoTravel website.  They have a great range of travel products at really affordable prices.  We first came across GoTravel when we fell in love with their kids travel accessories.  Make sure you pop over and take a peek as they are really cute and are still a big hit with my kids now. These

There are some really gorgeous travel gifts for her around at the moment.  If you know someone who has a once in a lifetime trip planned or are committed to starting to travel more this travel gift guide is going to help you out no end.  My sister fits into both these categories perfectly, so I’ve been hunting for the best travel gifts for women to help accessorise her next trip. She’s planning to visit San Fransisco and Los Angeles next year, and most of the trip is already booked.

Some trips lend themselves so well to accessorising.  When we found out we were going to Disneyland Paris, I really felt the need to have some fun with the clothes and the bags we were taking with us.  If you’ve read about our trip to the 25th Anniversary already, you’ll know that my daughters didn’t know they were going to be visiting Disneyland Paris until the morning that they went.  That was one hell of a secret to keep I can tell you! For every trip, the girls have their

When your thinking about what to buy for your Mum, sister, friend or even girlfriend I know it can be a complete minefield.  We struggle with gift ideas for our own children let alone when it comes to buying for anyone one else who we know.  I was recently introduced to a gorgeous online shop called Amara who stock an amazing range of luxury lifestyle and gift items for a whole manor of occasions that could solve all our gift buying problems. A good place to start when you are buying a

When we are choosing a gift for a child, we try to give them so much more than just a present. We want to give them a gift that will help develop an interest or foster a passion that will continue through their lives.  Gifts that help children develop in a positive way are the best gifts of all, and developing a love of travel is something definitely worth having in life. I am passionate about passing on my love for travel to my children, and this year is all

Before we went to Larmer Tree Festival, Daddy insisted that we invested in a Crotec wagon folding camping trolley.  He wanted to be able to use it to move our camping equipment from the car park to our camping pitch.  Perhaps more importantly, the wanted a camping trolley we could use to pull the kids in during the festival. As we thought a folding camping trolley would be something that we would use a good few times, we decided to buy one.  After checking the prices we decided to buy

Trunki are one of our very favourite kids travel brands and when they heard about my trip to New York they asked if they could send me their latest ride on suitcase to review.  He’s a yellow New York cab called Tony The Taxi and he is just fab.  I debated taking him with me to New York but decided that I would just look silly trying to ride him around JFK airport.

Going to New York with teen, and leaving the rest of the family at home was a big decision for me.  No matter how excited I was about the trip, leaving the girls for what would be 5 days including the travelling, made me feel sad.  Little Pudding is too young to understand and is very much a Daddy’s girl at the moment.  Princess, who is nearly 4, needed to know what was going on as she can get quite anxious when I’m not around.

Did you hear that we are about to visit New York?  I’m sure the news has caught up with you by now.  In a rather timely fashion, I have been asked to review the Independent Guide To New York City 2016.  When it comes to planning for a city break, I think a guide book is invaluable when it comes to making the most of a short visit.  I had not heard of the Independent Guide Books before, so I was really interested in how they would help me with

I can’t remember the last time I bought a new suitcase, which is a sure fire sign I need some new ones.  As we enter into the New Year, my only resolution is to do a lot more of what I love. Zena will be packing her suitcase and travelling as much as family life allows.  My first trip looks like it will be to the Costa Del Sol for 5 nights with the tribe. It’s a holiday that I won just before Christmas after writing this post.  The news made for a fantastic

When you’re traveling with kids every inch of space is precious.  There are so many eventualities to cater for, and the various different stages of travelling to think about.  There is of course what you need while you’re on your long awaited holiday.  But you also have to think about what you need while you are travelling, especially when you have kids. Take travelling on a plane for example, kids need stuff to keep them entertained, fed, clean AND happy!  The Boostapak is perfect for making sure you have everything

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