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To Fly Or Not To Fly?

That is the question… Along with social distancing and furlough, ‘air bridge’ is another word to add to the (rather unwelcome) 2020 lexicon. What is an air bridge you may ask? This is a way to travel and side step …

Lockdown Musings On Travel

I’m labouring through the holiday refund emails. Thanks to my propensity for booking holidays a year in advance, I have a few on hand to cancel. It pains me to receive messages back from small operators, begging to consider credit …

2021 Travel Bucket List

Yesterday was one of those days. I was already feeling quite down in the dumps and then Singapore revealed its latest Covid measures. We have been living under the cloud of lockdown rules entitled ‘Circuit Breaker’, ending June 1st. We …

Kid-Friendly Travel Essentials That Are Worth The Investment

Kid-Friendly Travel Essentials That Are Worth the Investment The idea of travelling with children is fun and exciting—that is, until you think about the costs associated with it. Travelling with children, irrespective of the destination, is never cheap, but it …
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I Miss Travel

Travel has taken over my dreams. I’m fantasising of bizarre plane journeys where we land in strange countries I’ve never heard of. Or I’m lost in a city, guidebook in hand, desperately seeking out the nearest toilet. What’s the underlying …

Cancelling Your Holiday

A sobering article in the National Geographic shares a quote from Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Assocation. He claims “the impact on travel is six or seven times greater than the 9/11 attacks”. British Airways alone …

Shifting perspective in a new world of travel

Writing has always been like therapy for me. If I wanted to feel unstuck, I would sit and tap away merrily, creating posts for Jetlag & Mayhem and others. Yet the past few weeks I’ve felt paralysed. Every time I …

5 Cheap, Kid-Friendly Holidays

This post was written in association with wealthify.com 5 cheap, kid-friendly holidays All parents want to be able to take their kids on exciting holidays and create treasured memories. It’s important for kids to see the world and get an …

Getting an ESTA

This post was written in association with e-Visa When I was traveling with very young kids, I was scrupulously organised.  I would work through a packing and planning list methodically, starting quite far in advance of my trip. One of …

2019 Travel Year In Review

On rounding up 2019, I am reminded what a privilege it is to be able to travel. Not everybody gets the chance to see the world. Travel is an incredible education that I don’t take for granted. For this reason, …
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