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.

Maldives underwater

Why a Maldives family holiday could be your best holiday ever!

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Forget the stereotype of the Maldives as a traditional honeymoon destination. Families are taking over. OK, it's not quite that extreme. There are still some adult-only islands, but as the family travel market grows, so does the number of family-friendly resorts in the Maldives. These resorts think of everything, from the best kids' clubs in the world to family-friendly restaurants and activities. Above all, they make sure your holiday in the Maldives is stress-free and relaxing.
Camps Bay Cape Town

The 10 Best Family Holiday Destinations for 2020

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Looking for family holiday ideas for your 2020 family travels? Look no further! We've pulled together a list of the ten best family holiday destinations for 2020 to help you narrow down your search. Most destinations these days are easy to travel to with a family, but these ones stand out as being exceptionally family-friendly.
Dinosaur display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum

A Day in Drumheller: the Ultimate Dinosaur Adventure for Kids

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Kids and dinosaurs go together like Batman and Robin. I haven't met a kid yet who doesn't love dinosaurs. Having two dinosaur mad boys who love everything dinosaur related, we had to visit Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world for an ultimate dinosaur adventure.
Black Church Snaefellsnes Peninsula

A Stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Trip with the Kids

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The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is in western Iceland, about 150km north of Reykjavik. It has some of the most dramatic landscape in Iceland and is home to the most iconic (and most photographed) mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell. It's a great day trip from Reykjavik, or stay in one of the many beautiful hotels or homestays to give you more time to explore the area.
Secret Lagoon hot springs Iceland

How to Do a Budget Iceland Holiday with the Family

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When you come back from holiday, people usually ask you how it was. However, when we came back from Iceland on holiday, people asked 'Was it expensive?' Whilst Iceland holidays can be expensive, there are ways to have a budget Iceland holiday with the family without affecting the quality of your holiday.
Nine Arch Bridge Ella

The Best Family Accommodation in Sri Lanka to Suit all Budgets

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Sri Lanka is one of our favourite destinations to travel to as a family and one of the things that makes it such a great place to visit is that there’s a fantastic range of family-friendly accommodation in Sri Lanka to suit all budgets. You can find budget-friendly homestays to luxury Sri Lankan hotels and anything else in between.
aerial view of Galle Fort

Fun Things to do in Galle with Kids

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Galle is one of those places that just gets cooler with age having undergone a regeneration transformation in recent years. It's not the largest city in Sri Lanka but it's the most well-known after the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo.  It's jam-packed with history and hipness and it's a great place to visit as a family as there are just loads of things to do in Galle with kids.
self drive safari in Kruger National Park

How to plan and book a budget African safari

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African Safari holidays are big business but while they were once the domain of the very wealthy, the good news is that they are now much more affordable, especially with our helpful tips on how to plan and book a budget African safari. If you've ever sat daydreaming of an African safari, picturing the huge African sun rising over the plains as you watch majestic beasts grazing but thought a luxury safari with a price tag to match was your only option, think again.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

The 15 Best Kruger National Park Accommodations for Families

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Finding the best family-friendly Kruger National Park accommodation can be tricky. There are just so many options out there and this may be a once in a lifetime holiday so you want to get it right. Having taken the kids on safari, we know what to look for when choosing a property and have narrowed the selection down to give you the 15 most family-friendly properties.
safari game drive with kids

Taking kids on an African safari: All you need to know

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Taking kids on an African safari will be one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have and yet some people are still unsure whether to take young kids on safari. Our FAQs will answer everything you need to know about a safari with kids.
Diamond Beach in Iceland

6 days in Iceland: the Best Iceland Itinerary

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If you're planning a trip to Iceland, we have pulled together the best 6 day Itinerary which can easily be adapted for stays of different lengths and covers the very best highlights of the south and west of Iceland. The best thing is that the vast majority of these highlights are completely free!