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FAQ: Childcare Abroad

Do you remember when you used to go on holiday and get up at 10am, panicking only because you might have missed the buffet breakfast.  Then you’d spend the day rotating between the pool, beach, bar with some naps in …

How Do You Select Your Vacation Destination?

How do you pick your holiday destination?  With the world your oyster and information at your fingertips, what makes you choose a trip to the souks of Marrakech or sunning yourself on a beach in the Caribbean?  Here are the …

Have You Got Pre-Holiday Tension (PHT)?

This morning I read a funny article in a UK tabloid.  According to the Daily Mail, people spend 18 days planning a 6 day holiday.  This seemingly stressful activity has been termed ‘Pre-Holiday Tension’ which can lead to such horrors as …

5 Travel Lessons 2013 Taught Me

Travelling with babies is a strange blend of fun, anxiety and tearing your hair out.  However from aged 2 onwards it gets easier.  Of course a few challenges remain (not sure why my 2yo insistent on playing with hotel plug …

My 4 year old’s 2014 Travel Bucket List

Given that my 2013 bucket list was an epic fail (didn’t cross off a single destination), I wanted to take a different tack this year.  I decided to ask my four-year old what was on her bucket list.  It started …

Tips on soothing a jellyfish sting

We had been on the beach in Phuket for a mere five minutes before my mother in law came running out of the sea shouting ‘i’ve been stung by a jellyfish!’  Whilst we nodded in sympathy, it wasn’t until my …

How To Get A China Tourist Visa

Wherever you are travelling to, always check the visa requirements in advance.  You should also factor in visa cost to your travel budget as these things don’t come cheap! Applying for a China Tourist Visa (L) New rules have recently …

Bored of hotel rooms? Check out Airbnb

I know I’m late to the party but I have recently discovered a fantastic travel website where you can book unique accomodation as opposed to a standard motel room. Airbnb lists millions of spaces for travellers to rent from entire …

Road Trip Spreadsheet Time!

As an ex management consultant, I do love a spreadsheet.  It is essential to my annual road trip planning and is an easy way to keep track of your route.     FLIGHT/DRIVING HOTEL LOCATION ACTIVITY RESTAURANT DATE     …
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