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.

The Vancouver skyline at sunset.

Vancouver With Kids: 15 Super Fun Things They Will LOVE!

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Read our 10 awesome things to do in Vancouver with kids that they will LOVE (with helpful accommodation recommendation and tips for getting your eTA).
Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle.

The 5 Best UK Cities To Visit At Christmas With Kids

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Feeling like cranking up the festive spirit with a Christmas city break in the UK? Here are 5 of the best UK cities to visit at Christmas with kids.
Kyoto Garden in Holland Park.

38 Hidden Gems In London To Escape The Crowds (+ Map)

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Discover a different side to London away from the main tourist attractions by visiting these hidden gems in London that are not on the main tourist trail.
Views from Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg.

10 Castles In France You Must Put On Your France Bucket List

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With 45,000 castles in France, you are spoiled for choice. But which are the best castles in France to visit? Our guide details the 10 BEST French castles.
Portree on the Isle of Skye.

15 Inspiring UK Staycation Ideas For Your 2021 UK Family Holiday

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Staycation is definitely a buzz word at the moment. With so much uncertainty about when we can travel internationally again, it's all about the UK but whether or not international travel will be possible this year, a UK staycation can offer so much.
Brighton Pier

The 14 Best Beaches Near London (Within 2.5 Hours)

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Looking for the best beaches near London for those summer days when you need an escape from the city? These are the best beaches within 2.5 hours of London
little green eco house

How To Be More Eco Friendly In 5 Easy Steps

When wondering how to be more eco friendly, many people can often feel that it will change their lifestyles too drastically and that they don’t know where to start. To help you make a start, here are 5 very simple steps to being more eco friendly.
Vines growing at a Kent vineyard.

The 12 Best Places To Visit In Kent (With Map)

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Kent, the Garden of England, is a lovely part of the country. From historic castles to quaint English seaside resorts and award winning vineyards, there's something for everyone and it's just a stone's throw from London making it perfect for day trips.
Adventurous boys

10 Top Tips To Make Travel With Kids Easy (By A Travel Family)

Planning to travel with kids for the first time? Have no fear. It will be different for sure, but different in a good way and our top tips will make it easier!
Jeep tour of Wadi Rum

Why The Jordan Pass Is Guaranteed To Save You Money In Jordan

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If you're planning a trip to Jordan, make sure to buy your Jordan Pass in advance. It will save you time and money, giving you free acess to 40 tourist attractions. Here's all you need to know (plus a calculation of the savings).
Autumn colours at Leeds Castle in Kent.

Visiting Leeds Castle: The Loveliest Castle In The World

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Leeds Castle is one of the most impressive castles in England and is one of the most visited historic buildings in the country. Our guide to visiting Leeds Castle in Kent gives you all the information you need to know to plan your visit.
Mermaid Street in Rye, East Sussex.

The 11 Best Things To Do In Rye, East Sussex

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Rye is one of the most beautiful small towns in England but despite being small, there are lots of lovely things to do in Rye. Whether you have an hour, a day or a weekend in Rye, here are our top recommendations.