As a family who travels we are always on the lookout for unique travel gift ideas for our kids. We are currently backpacking around the world with our teenagers, my girl, aged 14 and our son who is 17. We are on a strict budget so it is essential for us to keep our gifts to under $20. I have compiled a list of 25 of my top choice, best travel gifs for kids. (more…)
Picking the best toothbrush for travel is a tricky business and a very personal one. Your choice will all depend on many factors. The length of your trip, your budget, and how much weight you are prepared to carry. And then there’s the decision of whether to go for a manual or an electric. If you choose a manual you will have to be particularly thorough in your cleaning, whereas if you go for the electric option you will be carrying extra batteries or an adapter to charge it. (more…)
When packing for a plane journey, be it a long haul trip or a quick weekend away on an internal flight, you want to be comfortable. To do this make sure you pack the best travel essentials for the plane.
Travelling with teens is one of the most enjoyable, amusing, rewarding and challenging experiences that any parent will undertake. I know. I’m currently travelling the world for a year with my husband and our 16 and 13-year-old kids. I couldn’t do it without wine and a comfy neck pillow for me, for me, travel gadgets for my husband and a few teenage travel essentials for them. (more…)
Deciding which is the best drone for travel? Trying to figure out how to travel with your drone without constantly fearing that airport security will confiscate your new toy? Do you want someone to explain in plain English the reasons why we think our chosen drone is the best for travelling the world? Then please read on.
First, let me tell you why we wanted a drone to travel with. Like me, you may be questioning whether or not you even need a drone.
I was reluctant to spend money on a drone; I won’t lie. I am a point and shoot kind of gal and having only just familiarised myself with the features of the iPhone, I wasn’t convinced that we were going to need a drone to take on our travels around the world.
My husband, on the other hand, is a huge gadget fan as is my 16-year-old son who will be travelling around the world with us too. They explained that to be able to capture out of reach images, see things from a different perspective we would need a drone.
2018 UPDATE!! We have been travelling with the DJI Spark now for 5 months. We have been to America, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand capturing sensational footage. When a friend of mine saw our India videos and asked ‘how the hell did you get a drone into India without it being confiscated or trashed at the airport’ it made me realise another super important upper hand that the DJI Spark has over any other drones. More on that later in the post.
Every traveller knows the importance of taking superb photographs. But we are going one step further. We will be documenting our journey not just through photos on this blog, (more…)