The best kids toy I ever travelled with
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I did a lot of long-haul flights with my kids when they were toddlers. Long-haul flights with toddlers can be… ah… challenging. Choosing the right toys is key—you don’t want to carry Babies Galore onboard, but you do need help. … Read More

Bus travel in Cambodia… with kids!
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I thoroughly researched all the local bus companies before travelling to Cambodia. I’d heard some horror stories about travelling by bus, but with no rail system you’re left with very little choice in Cambodia. As one expat there told me… … Read More

Review for “360 Degrees Longitude”– Family travel read!
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I’ve just finished reading 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the World, about the Higham family’s one-year travel journey. There was a brief moment at the start of the book where I didn’t think I was going to enjoy … Read More

The scoop on Scoot
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If you’ve followed our Itchee Feet travel challenge plans, you’ll know we scored a great deal for the six of us flying from Sydney to Singapore on Scoot. So how was it? Better than expected in every way. The plane … Read More

16 great travel movies… for the armchair traveller
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When you’re unable to really travel, a good film will make you feel like you have. Here are a few films to travel with, without leaving home.   Wild I liked the book… I really loved the film. Cheryl Strayed’s … Read More

Families Around the World — book review
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Families Around the World takes a look at the lives of 14 different and quite diverse families from various countries and cultures. We meet Jane from England, Jean-Luc from Paris, Zahra from Saudi Arabia. There are characters from Brazil, Mongolia, … Read More

4 stars: Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant
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Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant walked the fine line between an entertaining memoir and a bitter hatchet job on an ex employer, and for the most part it walked that line well. It’s a chatty and interesting look into … Read More

10 portable travel toys for kids
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When travelling with children, pack toys that are small and versatile.

Kids and travel sickness? Get Chuckies.
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About six hours into our recent road trip I had the following conversation. “Jane… I just threw up in my mouth.” “Er… where is the vomit now?” “I swallowed but still feel sick.” Right. In the past there would have … Read More

5 old fashioned car games for kids
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Remember what road trips used to be like? Boredom, arguments, the whine of “When are we gonna get there?” Ah the good ole days… and yet, my memories of family road trips are happy ones. Treasured. Because while my brother … Read More

Dev Niwas Heritage Hotel in Bundi
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We recently visited Bundi in Rajasthan, and stayed at the most glorious heritage hotel: Dev Niwas. I loved this place. Loved it! Run by the extremely efficient manager Raj and a wonderful staff, this was the first (and only) place … Read More

The Grand Godwin Delhi
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Just catching up on some of my blogs and thought I’d review one of the hotels where we stayed in Delhi. The Grand Godwin is on Arakashan Road in Paharganj. It’s a convenient (if chaotic) location, not far from New … Read More

Anggun Hotel Kuala Lumpur
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In KL we stayed in a delightful boutique hotel called the Anggun. I cannot rave enough about this place. From the moment we arrived at 5am, until the time we checked out a few days later the staff did everything they … Read More

Cover reveal: our new kids travel book
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Here’s the cover for our new kids travel fiction book, The Daisy Diaries: Japan. This is one of three books that we have coming out soon. Like us on Facebook to hear when.      

Hotel room views: Hotel Triglav Bled
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These pics are from our room at the Hotel Triglav in Bled, Slovenia. It’s a great hotel and definitely positioned at the better end of the lake. I wrote an article for the Telegraph on our time in Bled, and … Read More

Kids travel book review: The Snail and the Whale
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One of our fave guest bloggers Katrina Griffiths is back with a review of The Snail and The Whale. See the links below for some of Katrina’s other great blogs.   “This is a tale of a tiny snail And … Read More

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