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The Kate Middleton effect (also known as the Duchess effect) is the trend effect Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is reported to have on others. It’s no secret that Kate’s keen fashion sense often leads to websites crashing and brands selling out just hours after press photos are released, so a reported increase in interest and bookings for BC after the family’s latest tour should come as no surprise.
Cruising with kids can be an amazing family experience, but it can also be an absolute nightmare. A moody teenager or an uncooperative infant can be hard to handle; but if the person that’s stressed is you, then everybody is affected! Don’t let the fire-breathing stress dragon inside of you come out to play, follow these simple tips and you’ll be ready for a great vacation!
Travelling with children is always an adventure. It can be especially challenging if you decide to go on a road trip, and have to spend a lot of time in the car. Children are restless, curious and require constant attention, so you have to know how to provide them with a 24-hour entertainment. Spending time with your kids is essential for their development, so you should try to travel together as much as possible. Therefore, plan a fabulous road trip, have these suggestions in mind and enjoy one of the best adventures of your life.
Perhaps you did a lot of camping when you were younger or before you had kids and enjoyed it, however since becoming a parent you have had a hard time getting motivated to take your kids camping. It is easy to feel overwhelmed at the idea of setting up and maintaining camp with kids in tow. Camping takes work and energy and can feel daunting for parents of young children. There are a number of benefits to taking your kids camping and these make the effort well worth it.
What do kids want? An adventure, of course! If you’re struggling with choosing the right place to go on a family holiday - look no more. Costa Rica offers many activities that will make you and your kids happy and content. Ranked as the happiest country in the world, it will help you get back in touch with nature, enjoy tasty local cuisines, and get to know the mindset of “pura vida”.
In 2012, we moved our family to China for a year. The adventure proved crazy enough to fill the pages of the book I later wrote about the experience. Many of our friends and family thought the idea of picking up and leaving our regular life to move to a communist country was an act of madness. While I wouldn’t disagree entirely, I do think there are plenty of families who’d love a similar journey.