Welcome to our family travel blog!

Welcome to the Flashpacking Family travel blog. We’ve been a travel family since Ernie – our eldest – was three months old, but only started this family travel blog five years later. We’re playing catch up and have lots of great content coming soon (Jordan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Canada to name a few). Have a browse around our posts below for some inspiration and be sure to check back regularly to see more great family travel-related content.

Les Gorges du Verdon

5* Gorges du Verdon Camping with Kids at La Farigoulette

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Les Gorges du Verdon is one of the most spectacular areas of France and it is where you'll find one of the best family campsites in France. Tucked away down a hill on the banks of the Verdon River in the Verdon Gorge, Camping La Farigoulette is truly one of the best campsites in the South France for families.
The Stunning Garibaldi Lake near Whistler

The 10 Coolest Things to do in Whistler in Summer with Kids

Whistler is the ultimate outdoor adventure destination. More famous for being a Mecca for winter sports enthusiasts, it actually has a lot to offer in the summer months too. This is the ultimate guide on what to do in Whistler in summer with kids with 10 really cool things to do.
Birdwatching on Anna Maria Island beach at sunset

Why the Anna Maria Island Beaches are Perfect for a Family Vacation

Looking for your perfect family beach destination in the US? Anna Maria Island is a relatively undiscovered gem on the west coast of Florida with beautiful white sand beaches, calm blue water and an Old Florida charm that promises a laid-back and relaxing holiday.
Empty aeroplane

Travel after Coronavirus: What Does The Future of Travel Look Like?

Have you been wondering what travel after Coronavirus will look like? We have. A lot. We firmly believe that travel will bounce back, but the big question is 'will we ever travel in the same way again?'
Ella station

The 5 Best Things to do in Ella Sri Lanka with Kids

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Ella is situated in what is arguably the most beautiful part of Sri Lanka and with lots of things to do in Ella with kids, it is a must-see place on your Sri Lanka itinerary. From walking in the rolling hills to visiting tea estates and climbing small mountains, Ella is one of our favourite places in Sri Lanka.
travel first aid kit items laid out

Travel First Aid Kit: What Should You Take in Yours?

First aid kits are not always at the top of your travel packing list, especially if you're going to a destination with an excellent healthcare system in place. But if the country you're travelling to doesn't have great healthcare or you're getting off the beaten track, then it's a good idea to pack your own travel first aid kit. But what should you take? Read on...
Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Sri Lanka with Kids: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

Sri Lanka is one of those places people visit and fall in love with for so many reasons. But should you consider going to Sri Lanka with kids? We say 100% Yes! There are so many reasons to consider Sri Lanka holidays with kids and it easily makes our top 5 countries to visit with kids. Here's why...
Is Morocco safe for families

Is Morocco Safe for Families? 5 Things you Should Know About Visiting Morocco with Kids

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Is Morocco safe? This is the burning question many people have about Morocco and we can understand why.  It's not far from the UK and is very close to mainland Europe and yet culturally it's worlds apart. Read our 5 things you need to know about travelling to Morocco with kids to help you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle

20+ Amazing Virtual Disney Rides to Enjoy from the Comfort of your Home

Watching these virtual Disney rides gives you a really immersive experience, especially on a big screen and is as close to the real deal as you can get while the Disney parks are closed. Even when the parks open again, watching these video clips will help enormously with your Disney holiday planning.
The Chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Why you must visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow

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In all honesty, visiting the Wieliczka salt mine near Krakow wasn't high on our list of things to do in Krakow. We couldn't ignore the rave reviews though and we were passing right by it on our way down to Zakopane from Krakow, so we decided to give it a go. If you're going to be visiting Krakow, you should definitely consider adding a visit to the Krakow salt mine to your itinerary.
View of Earth from Space

A Complete Guide to Virtual Travel with Kids to Help you Travel the World from Home

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Travel not possible right now? With the wonders of modern technology, there are so many resources out there that allow you to experience virtual travel with kids. We've been overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of these virtual-travel resources that allow us to visit the world from our home and have listed our favourites.
Colourful beach huts on Muizenberg beach

A Visitor's Guide to the 6 Best Beaches in Cape Town

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Cape Town is a city dominated by Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles and some of the best beaches in Cape Town are also some of the best beaches in the world. Whether you're a beach lover or not, there is a beach for you in our guide to Cape Town's best beaches.