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Travel Like a Pro (Even with Small Kids in Tow!)

Posted by on 11:49 am in Family Travel | 22 comments

Travel Like a Pro (Even with Small Kids in Tow!)

Visiting new places can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. From the joy of meeting new people to experiencing different cultures and eating unusual foods, traveling is a wonderful way to enrich both your mind and your spirit.

But don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to be young and carefree or older and wealthy to take advantage of everything the world has to offer. Even those with kids can have exciting and meaningful trips that involve more than the Disney Vacation Club.

The following are our top three tips for traveling like a pro even with your small kids in tow.

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Travelling From Sydney Airport with Kids in Tow? 3 Fair Dinkum Tips for a Stress-free Family Trip

Posted by on 9:59 am in Australia, Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips | 22 comments

Travelling From Sydney Airport with Kids in Tow? 3 Fair Dinkum Tips for a Stress-free Family Trip

Whether you’re visiting relatives in New Zealand or soaking up the bright lights of Hong Kong, travelling with kids can really make those grey hairs sprout.

And the stress seems to ramp up days before the trip – youngsters spit the dummy for random reasons and teens whinge when they realise they might miss the Aussie tour dates for Taylor Swift.

But family travel can be much more Zen-like if you follow these three tips.

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Things to do in Gozo with Kids: Why This Maltese Island Should Be Your Next Family Trip

Posted by on 4:21 pm in Family Travel, Malta | 12 comments

Things to do in Gozo with Kids: Why This Maltese Island Should Be Your Next Family Trip

When families are looking for an easy island break the immediate destinations which come to mind include the Balearics, the Canaries, and the Greek islands. And while these destinations are firm family favorites, especially for travelers from Europe and the UK, there’s another destination sitting quietly in the middle of the Mediterranean, perfect for your next family break.

The second largest island in the Maltese archipelago, Gozo is is an excellent destination to enjoy together with your children. In comparison with mainland Malta, families will find more varied geology, and a greener and more peaceful island which is rural in a way Malta no longer is.

It’s only 25 minutes on the water from Malta to Gozo, and it’s easy to rent a car, to find your own way to the many incredible beaches, nature, food and culture you can enjoy with your kids.

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Tips for Flying with Your Dog

Posted by on 12:47 pm in Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips, Writers | 26 comments

Tips for Flying with Your Dog

Everyone knows that when you bring a dog into your life, you’re not only welcoming a ton of new excitement, but you’re also embracing a substantial amount of new responsibility.

That responsibility, however, doesn’t mean you need to give up your flexibility when it comes to travel, at least not all of it!

It has become quite acceptable in today’s day and age to bring your pet with you, and travel with your dog on the plane. So the following are our trips on flying with your dog; because there’s no reason you should have to choose between your wanderlust and your pet!

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Tips for Traveling with the Whole Family

Posted by on 3:12 pm in Family Travel, Travel Tips | 12 comments

Tips for Traveling with the Whole Family

Taking a trip is supposed to be fun, but travelling with the whole family can have challenges of its own, especially if you have children of different ages.

Making sure everyone is having fun means a lot of compromise, while at the same time you have to ensure that you leave time as adults for your own activities and relaxation.

Trip planning is sometimes difficult, but if you take some simple steps and make the right plans, it can be enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are some tips for traveling with the whole family.

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Packing Tips for Traveling With Kids: Holiday Checklist for Families

Posted by on 9:06 am in Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips | 36 comments

Packing Tips for Traveling With Kids: Holiday Checklist for Families

Packing for a family holiday doesn’t have to be a chore. With careful planning and preparation you can whiz through the process without any stress or worry, even if you’re a single parent traveling!

Follow these tips and you’ll be fine … use our guide as a holiday checklist for your next family trip.

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The Docklands and Geelong: Great Places in / near Melbourne for Visiting Families

Posted by on 1:27 pm in Australia, Family Travel | 26 comments

The Docklands and Geelong: Great Places in / near Melbourne for Visiting Families

As The Economist’s most liveable city for the seventh year in a row, Melbourne is the place to be (plus, you won’t find a better coffee anywhere else in the world!).

Aside from the well-known Federation Square, MCG and Botanical Gardens, there are many other incredible areas to explore, and today we highlight the Docklands and Geelong as our two top picks for families.

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Tips For Preparing for a Family Vacation

Posted by on 10:54 am in Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips | 22 comments

Tips For Preparing for a Family Vacation

If you’re even considering taking your children on vacation this year, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing conflicting emotions right now.

On the one hand, you’re excited for the trip, and the opportunity to spend quality time as a family exploring new places. On the other, you’re slowly filling with dread, nervous of the logistical nightmare that lies ahead.

I’m here to tell you that traveling with children needn’t be a nightmare – as long as you’re prepared to put in a little planning…

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Why Heading on a Cruise is Fantastic Value for Money

Posted by on 12:32 pm in Budget Travel, Family Travel | 20 comments

Why Heading on a Cruise is Fantastic Value for Money

Cruises are a fantastic way to discover the world, and travelers who haven’t yet tried this form of travel are definitely missing out. Couples cruise for the romance, families for the stress free and family friendly environment for their kids; solo travelers cruise to be social, and others to enjoy excursions in multiple exotic lands in one trip.

Though perhaps one of the best reasons to take a cruise is the value for money. Whether you decide on Europe, or to embark on an Alaskan cruise, everything you could possibly need for a great trip is bundled into the one fare. That’s all meals, accommodation, entertainment and transport between destinations at substantially lower cost than if you were spend the same on land for a hotel, taxi, dinner and a show.

No matter what your reason for taking a cruise, the following are 5 reasons heading on a cruise is fantastic value for money.

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6 Tips to Navigating a Day Trip to Walt Disney World Orlando

Posted by on 9:33 pm in Family Travel, Travel Tips, United States | 20 comments

6 Tips to Navigating a Day Trip to Walt Disney World Orlando

With a new festival slated for the year and an exciting land set to open in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney World in Orlando has a host of offerings that make it an exciting place to visit with the family.

But if you’re short on time, you want to make your Disney World experience as memorable as possible. The following are 6 tips to help you navigate your day.

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