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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...
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Never thought of going on safari with kids? Neither had we! We thought that they needed to be over 12 years old to go on safari as we had heard that big game can view young children as prey! We assumed when having kids that it would be a long wait to go on safari with them but we are pleased to report that we were wrong!
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The wine regions of South Africa are truly stunning and worth a visit for that reason alone, but of course you shouldn't visit without popping in to one or two of the gorgeous wine estates. Wine tasting has moved with the times and become a family friendly activity. We'd put it near the top of the list of fun things to do in South Africa as a family.
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When in South Africa, enjoying a picnic or two at one of the many beautiful wine estates is a must-do activity to keep both the kids and parents entertained.
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Whilst writing a post on the benefits of family travel we realised that there was so much more to say about one benefit in particular: the positive impact that travel has on the health and well-being of our children. We feel this is a vitally important benefit, especially in this day and age when our lives are so busy and we may not be able to give our kids the focus they need.
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Travelling as a family is certainly different to our travels pre-kids (we take a lot more stuff, and plan ahead more!), but what we have learned from our travels with Ernie and George is that there are a whole host of benefits that come with travelling as a family.
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We’ve deliberated and cogitated a lot over what our first post should be about, and then this radical idea hit us. We decided our introductory post should introduce us! More specifically, it should give a little background on us when we were a backpacking couple and how we evolved into the Flashpacking Family.