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.

Visiting Jordan with kids: camel riding in Wadi Rum

Things to do in Jordan: A kid's guide

We wanted to write a guide to kid's guide to Jordan because our boys loved it. Jordan is one of those places that they still talk about so it obviously made a great impression. This kid's guide to Jordan includes information on the best places to visit in Jordan from the perspective of our kids. We've also included a little helpful information from the parent's perspective.

Vancouver to Calgary road-trip - all you need to know and more!

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A 1500km Vancouver to Calgary road-trip through the Canadian Rockies has to be on your bucket-list. The scenery between Vancouver and Calgary is breathtakingly beautiful but is that enough to convince you to attempt this with kids? We aim to show you how this road-trip with kids is not only doable but also enjoyable, even with a few 5am starts thrown in! Our boys were 6 and 4 when we did this trip and they described it as epic!

What you need to know about visiting Lake Louise, Canada, with kids

A visit to Banff National Park would not be complete if you did not take in the beauty of Lake Louise. With easy family-friendly hikes and stunning views, along with the option of taking the famous red kayaks out on the water, it is a must do highlight of your Banff trip.

Top tips for eco-friendly travelling

With people travelling more and further these days we are seeing an increased carbon footprint which is harmful to the environment. But we are not just talking about carbon emissions from your flight. The increase in travel is harmful to the environment in so many ways that people are not always aware of. Here are our top tips for reducing your carbon footprint while travelling.

A weekend in the Peak District with kids

The Peak District is the perfect family-friendly destination if you want to get out and try some easy walks with the kids. There are some absolutely stunning views to be enjoyed along these walks and you don't have to exert too much energy to be able to appreciate them!

The 10 best family-friendly pubs around the Suffolk Heritage coast

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The beautiful rural county of Suffolk is the furthest East you can go in the UK and has a gorgeous 50 mile stretch of heritage coastline. It is glorious in the summer months and with so many traditional British country pubs with fabulous beer gardens and great local produce, your inner foodie self will be spoiled for choice .

14 fun things to do in Suffolk with kids

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The 50 mile stretch of the Suffolk heritage coast is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of the UK and great for families to explore with many family-friendly activities, seaside towns and great fish & chips!

13 Father's Day gifts for a travel loving dad

Do you struggle with gift ideas for the father who has (according to him) everything? Well, help is at hand if said father is a travel lover! If you have a travel obsessed dad in the family, how about considering some of these gifts which have been so useful on our travels?

A fairytale weekend village hopping in Alsace

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The region of Alsace has been passed back and forth between French and German hands over the last couple of hundred years. Today, you would probably find it hard to tell whether you were in France or Germany. The colourful architecture has a strong German influence, the language is French and the food is a mix of both. Read more about our whirlwind 3 countries in 48 hours!

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa - A perfect family-friendly Maldives resort

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When you think of the Maldives, you may think of super luxury accommodation, beautiful clear waters, white sandy beaches and adults only. You’d be right about everything except the adult only part...

An epic 10 day itinerary for Jordan with kids

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We visited Jordan during the Easter holidays and had 10 days to play with, which turned out to be a good amount of time to see the highlights. We were surprised that Jordan turned out to be such a family-friendly holiday destination...

The comprehensive guide to finding & booking cheap flights

Travel can be expensive, but there's good news! It doesn’t have to be, if you follow certain tricks that we have learned over the years. We've spent a great deal of time researching and testing ways to get the best airfares to enable us to travel as much as we do, and we’d like to pass on some of our tips for seeking out these cheaper fares, as well as other ways to save on flights.