Family Travel Tips

When planning our trips we devour the relevant Lonely Planet or Rough Guide (whichever is the most up to date – watch for their publication dates!) and scour Tripadvisor for reviews, in conjunction with mini-blogs on Instagram which may be more up to date. We’re always looking for top tips on the destinations we’re planning travel to, particularly relating to travel with kids. Here are some of our top family travel tips from our own travels.

Hire care in Iceland

Hiring a Car in Iceland: Everything You Need to Know

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You might wonder why there are so many articles out there about hiring a car in Iceland. Maybe you have hired countless cars during your travels and wonder what all the fuss is about. We certainly felt like this but having hired a car ourselves in Iceland, we can confirm that Iceland car rental is not quite as straight forward as your average car rental experience. Read our tips and advice on renting a car in Iceland to avoid any costly mistakes.
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Visiting Iceland for the first time: 13 things you need to know

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Visiting Iceland is an incredible experience but there are things we wish we'd known before we went. Read our guide on the 13 things you need to know before visiting Iceland that will help with your trip planning.
4x4 jeep tour of Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum: Everything you Need to Know About Visiting with Kids

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Wadi Rum desert was one of the highlights of our Jordan itinerary. It was almost up there on a par with our long-term bucket list destination Petra which is really saying something. For the kids, it was number three on their kid's guide to Jordan behind meeting Gladiators and hiking around Petra and that is saying something too!
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Packing Cubes: Everything you need to know to pack like a pro

If you want to make packing for your family trip a WHOLE lot easier, packing cubes are the way to do it. If you haven't already jumped on the bandwagon and joined the ranks of insanely organised packers using packing cubes, this article will tell you everything you need to know about them and convince you that you now can't travel without them.
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Packing for a holiday: 10 easy ways to get it right every time

Packing for a holiday can seem quite daunting. It's hard to judge what you need to take. You don't want to take too much and end up lugging heavy bags through airports. You don't want to pack too light in case you run out of clothes. You don't want to forget essential items. With our helpful guide, we help take the stress out of packing so that you can focus on enjoying your holiday. No matter where you're going and how long for, these general tips will help you save time and space when packing for your family trip and ensure that you don't forget the essentials.
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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.
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13 Gift Ideas 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?
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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.
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What to Take on Safari with Kids

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A safari holiday may have been on your bucket list for years, but have you ever actually considered what you would need to take on a safari with kids? Of course, there's the usual family holiday paraphernalia, but if this is your first time on safari, there may be items that you haven't considered. We've pulled together a list of our top 10 recommendations of what to take on safari with kids so that you can concentrate on enjoying your bucket list holiday without the worry of forgetting an essential item.
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7 Top tips for spotting wildlife on safari

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Going on safari is all about wildlife spotting. With our boys it is also a competition to see of who can see the most animals or who spots such and such animal first. To have a successful safari in terms of animal spotting, doing a little research is a worthwhile investment of your time – especially on a self drive safari when you don’t have a guide doing the hard work.