So, you are planning a visit to the Taj Mahal. If you are an information freak like me like me, you will read every Taj Mahal travel blog you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, you may find that you come across loads of negative stuff about how the Taj can be a very traumatic experience. One filled with robbers and touts and filth and selfie seekers. It’s not the kind of relaxing once in a lifetime experience you anticipated, is it? Not if you are like me and are planning on taking your kids with you. (more…)
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 teenagers. But I couldn’t do it without wine for me, and a few teenage essentials for them. (more…)
Deciding which is the best drone for travel? Trying to figure out which is the best drone that you will be able to travel with without constantly fearing that security at the airport will confiscate your new toy? Want someone to explain in plain English the reasons why we think our chosen drone is the best for travelling the world?
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, Brian, 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. We also travel bloggers and are trying to branch out into the world of vlogging, so we were determined to get those extra special shots that weren’t available to everyone.
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…)
Couchsurfing is not for everyone. But it should be. If you are travelling the world and want to experience some local culture, then there is no better way to do it than to couchsurf. But is it safe and can you go Couchsurfing with kids? Or are you all going to end up in some weirdos basement, chained to the walls with only a doll in a clown suit for company? (more…)
There are many things I discovered about Sri Lanka. Things that I could never have found in a guidebook and that no travel blog would ever have told me about. Which is fantastic. I love surprises. Especially (more…)
The New Year rolls in and along with it brings not just a string of resolutions but for some the adamant cries of how “That’s it! Next year we are going away. Next year, we are going to have Christmas on the beach“, often remarking that it would be cheaper if nothing else. (more…)