Family travel

35 things to do in Shanghai with kids

Visiting Shanghai with kids can be a bit of a controversial topic. What about the air pollution? What about the busy streets? What if nobody speaks English? Well, rest assured- you CAN and SHOULD visit Shanghai with kids! Shanghai is a great city and there are so many...

The best family hotels in Shanghai

Looking for the best family hotels in Shanghai? Then look no further, I've done the research, so you don't have to! Shanghai is a must on any China travel itinerary! But it isn't always known for being 'child friendly'. Having said that, Shanghai is a GREAT place for family travel (and you can find out why in my post outlining the best 35 things to do in Shanghai with kids). But of course,...

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The best family hotels in Sri Lanka

What are the best family hotels in Sri Lanka? I have been asked this question many times since our trip to Sri Lanka, so I have decided to put a post together to help make planning for that family travel trip that little bit easier! We LOVED our trip to Sri Lanka with a baby! But, lets face it- travelling with kids does take a bit more planning than travelling without children. And accommodation...

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The perfect 5 day Jeju itinerary | Jeju with kids

Looking for the perfect Jeju itinerary? Travelling to Jeju with kids? I have it all covered in this post! Jeju Island, often referred to as the Hawaii of South Korea, is the country's most popular honeymoon destination. Known for its kitschy museums, erotica and spectacular volcanic scenery, it perhaps isn't the first place that comes to mind when travelling as a family. However, we thought Jeju...

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10 tips to overcome jet lag with toddlers

Jet lag with toddlers can be tricky to manage. As if the terrible twos and the tantrums and fussiness that come with it are not enough, we then decide to throw them off-kilter even more by travelling across time zones! Yes, jet lag with toddlers can have negative impacts on your holiday, BUT it doesn't have to! We have crossed many times zones with our kids and we have learnt many lessons from...

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My Babymoon in Abu Dhabi

Choosing a destination for your babymoon is tricky because there are so many places that are not suitable for pregnant women to travel to. In fact, I wrote a whole blog post on the places that you can't travel to when pregnant! After much deliberation and travel research we decided to take our babymoon in Abu Dhabi. Here's why I recommend Abu Dhabi for any mum-to-be and what we did during our...

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How to take the perfect baby passport photo

Taking the perfect baby passport photo is a challenge. Heck, taking any baby passport photo can be extremely difficult! I've done it twice now and each time I tried and failed to take a good enough baby passport photo. I spent hours taking photographs at home, lining up sheets in different rooms to alter the lighting in the shot, getting my husband to stretch out the sheets so that they didn't...

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How to apply for a baby passport

Have you been wondering how to apply for a baby passport? Having been through this twice in the past two years, I have this covered! Baby Saya's passport arrived just last week and we are super excited to be able to commence our travel adventures as a family of four! With both of our children, one of the first things we did was apply for their baby passport. Whilst I didn't record the exact day...

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How to change your name on your passport

Have you been wondering how to change your name on your passport? Maybe you've been putting off changing your name on your passport because you don't know how to do it? If so, you're not the only one! If you're anything like me, you got married and told everybody your new, married name... except the passport office. Now, this isn't a huge issue, because you CAN travel with a passport that is in...

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We’re moving to China!! Here’s why…

Yes, you've read that correctly. 2019 has a lot of changes in store for us. We welcomed our new baby, Saya, into the world in March and in August we will be leaving the country. I know, I know, we travel every August during the school holidays! But this year will be a little different... because we are not coming home at the end of the six week break! We have made the big decision to leave the...

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7 reasons why Airbnb is my favourite accommodation option

I love Airbnb. It just works for me. It worked for me when I was a student and I wanted a cheap place to stay. It worked for me when I wanted a weekend away with my girlfriends. It works for me when I travel with my husband and children. I just love Airbnb! I know, I know, nothing is perfect. But for my travels I've found that Airbnb accommodations typically work best. Here are the reasons why I...

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Hi, am Dr Hayley Stainton

I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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What does the World Travel and Tourism Council do?

The World Travel and Tourism Council is an important player in the world of travel. But chances are, you might not have even heard of them! This post looks at what the WTTC is, and what it does… What is the World Travel and Tourism Council? Founded in 1990, the WTTC...

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