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Macedonica with kids: Things to do in Skopje

Posted by Tracy Burns on 13 December 2011 | 0 Comments

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Skopje, the capital of Macedonia isn't a popular family tourist destination but we loved it. Skopje doesn't offer a plethora of kid friendly museums and playgrounds but we found a lot of things that captured the kids attention. Here's a list and some information on this fabulous city to visit with kids.


Cambodia with Kids: Phnom Penh

Posted by Tracy Burns on 26 October 2011 | 5 Comments

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When you're planning a family holiday to South East Asia, Cambodia might not immediately spring to mind. But perhaps it should!

Cambodia is a fascinating country that's easy to travel in and offers a lot of amazing things to do with kids, and the capital, Phnom Penh is no different. As well as offering a huge range of family friendly activities, it's a small compact city that's less busy than most Asian capitals making it a lot less tiring to explore for young kids. The Khmer people love children and are some of the most genuine, generous and happy people you will encounter anywhere in the world. From the markets to the waterfront to the museums you'll encounter people everywhere that will just want to talk to and make friends with your children. Here are 10 things to do with children in Phnom Penh, an accessible city with numerous family-friendly attractions.


Things to do in Bali with Kids

Posted by Tracy Burns on 29 September 2011 | 4 Comments

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Bali in Indonesia has long been a family travel destination. There’s a good reason: Bali pretty much offers any style of holiday a family might want. It's also beautiful, the people love children and there's a huge range of family friendly activities on offer. From cultural to beach to theme park fun, Bali offers it all. Here's 10 things you don't want to miss.


Three days in Bangkok

Posted by Tracy Burns on 21 September 2011 | 1 Comments

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Ahh Bangkok. It''s vast, hot, dirty, smoggy, intense and gridlocked. But it's also vibrant, accessible, inexpensive, diverse and family friendly. Here's our suggestion for getting the most out of a short stay in Thailand's capital.


Avoiding budget airlines woes

Posted by Tracy Burns on 22 August 2011 | 2 Comments

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Flights can be a huge expense when it comes to family travel. Thankfully these days there are a lot of budget airlines out there that can save you a huge amount of money on flights. However not all budget airlines are created equal and there are a lot of traps that you can unwittingly fall into that suddenly send your joy at finding a $10 flight into a spiral of despair.


46 tips for storage while travelling

Posted by Tracy Burns on 6 July 2011 | 5 Comments

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So you've decided to embark on a long trip as a family and store all your stuff while your away. Before you start packing be sure to read these tips on packing and long term storage first!


Penang with Kids

Posted by Tracy Burns on 1 March 2011 | 8 Comments

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Visiting Penang in Malaysia with your family? Penang offers a wide range of family friendly attractions. Better still - a visit to most of these places will set you back less than $US10. Here are ten of the best things to do with children in Penang.


Why iPhone and iPod make the best travel toys

Posted by Tracy Burns on 19 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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A lot of families when they set out on the road consider buying some type of gaming console to keep their children occupied on long travel days. There are plenty of options on the market, but it's hard to beat the iPhone and iPod. Here's 9 reasons why one long term travelling family thinks the iPhone and iPod make the best travel toys.


Travel Toys

Posted by Tracy Burns on 8 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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When preparing for our first overseas family holiday in 2009 (when the children were 3 years and 1 year old) one of our biggest packing dilemmas was what toys to take for our two children. In 2010 we faced an even bigger dilemma - what toys to take on the road for the next twelve months as we backpacked around Asia. It was really hard to decide what toys that would keep them occupied, that they wouldn't get tired of too easily, didn't have too many pieces that would get lost and didn't take up too much room in the packs. Looking at the mountain of toys in our house we were certain the kids were going to go insane with only a couple of toys each to play with.