Tips & Planning 11 Posts

Street food, markets and more: Eating out in Penang

This time last year we were saying goodbye to friends in Malaysia and hitting the road in search of cooler climates. We're now in Canada, summer is five days away and ...
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Tips for happier family road trips

Next month we’re off on a 3-week USA road trip. We’re trying not to plan out the actual “where are we going” part too carefully. But that doesn’t mean we are...
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Why we loved Japan in spring

Last year Colin and I visited Japan in early March. We had the most amazing time and we’re really hoping that we go back with the kids one day. Why did we love o...
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Why Athens is more than an open-air museum

Ancient Athens is a legendary destination for so many reasons, from the historical sites to the cultural and culinary attractions of the city. Like any great city, it ha...
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Book Review: Playground Earth

I recently had the opportunity to review an e-book, Playground Earth and I can say without reservation that it was fantastic. The book is filled with so many great ideas...
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Helping young children remember travel

A few months back we visited Siem Reap for the second time. Our first visit was three years ago. Both our children celebrated their birthdays during that first visit, tu...
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Accessing your money while you travel: Tips for avoiding hassles

Travel is one of the best opportunities you can offer your family but every trip no matter the length comes with some planning. Researching visas, mapping out an itinera...
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5 Interesting Things You’ll Discover In Egypt

An Egyptian holiday is one of those life changing events that you talk about for months after you’ve returned home.  Most of us have seen documentaries about the amaz...
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A Family Gap Year That Includes Volunteering Can Be Life Changing

Volunteering overseas has always been popular with students looking for a break from University and older adults looking to ‘find themselves’ on an overseas trip hel...
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What to do in a ski resort (apart from ski!)

So you're headed to a ski resort for a family holiday but some of your party doesn't ski or snowboard. Perhaps several of you are planning to learn for the first time ...
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Best beaches on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most popular beachside destinations, and for good reason – with glittering oceans, golden sand and bright, beaming sun, this plac...
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