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Best Night Out In Kanda – Pachinko, Japanese Karaoke & Great Food In Tokyo
Best Night Out In Kanda – Pachinko, Japanese Karaoke & Great Food In Tokyo

All about Kanda, the area of central Tokyo where we stayed in an Airbnb apartment, how to get around and what you can find to do on a night out in the city! FOR YOU TO PIN Is Kanda A Good Pl…

Spectacular Shibuya And Harajuku – An Unforgettable Walking Tour In Tokyo
Spectacular Shibuya And Harajuku – An Unforgettable Walking Tour In Tokyo

Day 4 in Tokyo my friend and I went on a 90-minute private guided walking tour with a local guide. See the highlights of Shibuya and Harajuku, the Meiji Jingu Shrine and everything in between with us…

Ginza, The Imperial Palace, & The Best Fish Market In Tokyo
Ginza, The Imperial Palace, & The Best Fish Market In Tokyo

Ginza and the surrounding districts will impress and entertain even the most seasoned traveller among us. Starting with The Imperial Palace and moving on to lush parks, traditional dining and lively …

One Outstanding Week In Portsmouth With Kids – A Photo Essay
One Outstanding Week In Portsmouth With Kids – A Photo Essay

One week in Portsmouth with kids turned out to be much better than we expected. Not much for cities or busy places, we were happy to find that Portsmouth is not only a family-friendly city but a city…

The Best One-Stop Tokyo Culture Experience – The Taka Way!
The Best One-Stop Tokyo Culture Experience – The Taka Way!

“Countries have politics, they fight, there’s war, but the people can be friends. That is why we open our home to foreign visitors to show this and to make friends from all over the world. Team Taka h…

10 Days In Northern Italy With Kids
10 Days In Northern Italy With Kids

Wondering how to spend 10 days In Northern Italy with kids? Here’s a family-friendly itinerary based on our trip as a family of five over the festive season. We flew in and out of Milan and used ren…

5 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids
5 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids

Where to start! With so many excursions, resorts, malls and attractions, Dubai is one big glamorous playground for families. You have fabulous beaches, scenic waterways and the famous desert safa…

Bedouin Desert Safari in Dubai – A Review
Bedouin Desert Safari in Dubai – A Review

Join us on an afternoon Bedouin desert safari with a BBQ dinner and traditional entertainment in Dubai. To The Red Dunes & Campsite The whole thing started off a bit shaky with a misunders…

The Frame – Things To Do In Dubai
The Frame – Things To Do In Dubai

After The Frame was suggested by one of our beloved #traveltribe on Twitter, I searched for it online and read favourable reviews about it as an alternative to Burj Khalifa. https://twitter.com/F…

The Beach at JBR – Things To Do In Dubai
The Beach at JBR – Things To Do In Dubai

It’s quiet on the white sandy beach except for the soft lapping sound of gentle waves and the laughter of our children playing in the warm water of the Persian Gulf. B and I sat near the water’s edge…

Going To Dubai With Kids – Where What When & How
Going To Dubai With Kids – Where What When & How

Thoughts of a holiday in Dubai with kids may have you worried, but we are here to tell you that we went for a week with our kids aged 11, 9 and 3, and came back happy, relaxed with zero heat exhaustio…

To The Ark Encounter, Kentucky – RV Road Trip USA
To The Ark Encounter, Kentucky – RV Road Trip USA

A highlight on this leg of our U.S. RV road trip through the state of Kentucky, was The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, an attraction of biblical proportions. Sorry, just had to say that and thought it…

Diary Days 19 to 23: Nebraska to Indiana – Family RV Road Trip USA
Diary Days 19 to 23: Nebraska to Indiana – Family RV Road Trip USA

Our family RV road trip continues from Nebraska to Indiana. We find the biggest permanent shamrock in the world, visit one of the best zoos in the world, sit out the storm in Illinois as the Mississip…

How To Reduce Single-Use Plastic In Your Daily Life
How To Reduce Single-Use Plastic In Your Daily Life

What is the problem with plastic?  Is it really that bad?  What can I do about it? We answer your questions in the mother of all eco-friendly posts. You will find practical tips on how to reduce si…

Omaha Zoo, Nebraska – USA
Omaha Zoo, Nebraska – USA

Omaha Zoo must be one of the most impressive zoos we’ve ever had the honour to visit. Technically, there may be more remarkable zoos, but this one stood out because it was so different from what we’v…

Family RV Road Trip USA Q&A, Cost & Itinerary
Family RV Road Trip USA Q&A, Cost & Itinerary

Are you planning a family RV road trip in the USA and have questions about doing it in an RV? We try to answer some of the questions and concerns you may have about RV’ing in America and share the cos…

Confessions Of A Nomad Mom Weaning A Toddler
Confessions Of A Nomad Mom Weaning A Toddler

This blog is not only a travel memoir, but it also is a family travel blog. I will not be true to myself or you if I don’t tell you how and when things get sticky. Read about me nursing while travell…

One Day In Chicago With Kids
One Day In Chicago With Kids

Twentyfour days into our family RV road trip around the U.S. and finally, we’re ready to explore the Windy City. Here’s how we spent one day in Chicago plus we share tips to find RV parking in Chicag…

Newsletter April 2019
Newsletter April 2019

Hi there! It’s been a while, I know, but oh boy have we been busy.  Things are always changing hard and fast for our family, but it’s all for the better, and I’m bubbling with excitement …

RV Road Trip USA – Diary Day 16: To Mount Rushmore
RV Road Trip USA – Diary Day 16: To Mount Rushmore

The next landmark of our RV road trip was the last stop in Wyoming before we crossed the border into South Dakota through gorgeous Spearfish Canyon, to iconic Mount Rushmore, and charming Keystone. …

RV Road Trip USA – Diary Days 14-15: Cody & Thermopolis, Wyoming
RV Road Trip USA – Diary Days 14-15: Cody & Thermopolis, Wyoming

This part of our RV Road Trip around the U.S. takes us from Yellowstone to Cody, the rodeo capital of the world; and Thermopolis, home of the largest natural hot springs in the world. Day 1…

RV Road Trip USA -Days 17-18: The Badlands
RV Road Trip USA -Days 17-18: The Badlands

From Mount Rushmore to Badlands National Park; a place I was desperately curious about myself and couldn’t wait to see. Here’s a photo-fueled account of our unforgettable family RV road trip through…

14 Tips For Your Visit To Yellowstone National Park
14 Tips For Your Visit To Yellowstone National Park

Do you dream of visiting Yellowstone National Park one day or are you already planning your visit? Read this first for helpful tips and links to our diary entries from our unforgettable RV adventure i…

RV Road Trip USA – Diary Days 10-13: Yellowstone
RV Road Trip USA – Diary Days 10-13: Yellowstone

I didn’t write in my diary when we were in Yellowstone. There are times, especially during an epic road trip like this, when you can’t think of anything other than what is happening around you because…

RV Road Trip USA – Diary Day 9: Arriving At Yellowstone
RV Road Trip USA – Diary Day 9: Arriving At Yellowstone

We covered more than a thousand miles in four days from when we left Yosemite National Park in California, crossed the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Nevada Desert in a 28ft motorhome to reach Yellow…

The Versatile Blogger Award & 7 Facts About Myself
The Versatile Blogger Award & 7 Facts About Myself

Exactly one year in with our blog and this happens! Thank you Ann Marie Ruby for the Versatile Blogger Award nomination! To be nominated for our first ever blog award is a big honor, but to be nom…

Diary RV Road Trip USA Days 5-8: Tahoe to Tetons
Diary RV Road Trip USA Days 5-8: Tahoe to Tetons

Days five to eight of our USA RV road trip starts in Yosemite when we leave for South Lake Tahoe. Then, via the Great Basin desert of Nevada and Twin Falls, we detour to Craters of the Moon National P…

90 DAY USA FAMILY RV ROAD TRIP – WE DID IT!
90 DAY USA FAMILY RV ROAD TRIP – WE DID IT!

We’ve completed one epic three-month family RV road trip around America in our rented C-Class RV (28ft) and I can’t believe it’s over. Here is a round-up of our family RV road trip around the US with…

How We Work Through An Argument To Get Back To I-Love-You-More-Than-Anything In Our Marriage
How We Work Through An Argument To Get Back To I-Love-You-More-Than-Anything In Our Marriage

Yes, it’s hard work. We’ve all heard it. But do you really know what that means? What it implies? After a recent minor tiff, we had an open conversation about how we each ‘work’ after an argument …

Diary Road Trip USA Day 2: Picking Up The Rental Motorhome
Diary Road Trip USA Day 2: Picking Up The Rental Motorhome

Road Trip USA is finally underway and everyone’s super excited.  Today we pick up our motorhome rental from Elmonte RV in Dublin, San Francisco. Dealing With Jetlag With a good case of jetl…

Diary USA Road Trip Day 1: Getting There – From Ireland to America
Diary USA Road Trip Day 1: Getting There – From Ireland to America

It started with, I kid you not, a 3 am alarm. Urgh! Any other day, it would be too early to get up, but not today.  Today is the start of our big adventure and we’re prepared for USA road trip Da…

Diary USA Road Trip Day 3-4: Yosemite National Park
Diary USA Road Trip Day 3-4: Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is the first big destination of our USA road trip and we were about to take our beast of a motorhome on the open road for the first time! Day 3. Fri, 21 Sep Thanks to…

UK Road Trip Part 3: Scotland To Ireland
UK Road Trip Part 3: Scotland To Ireland

Part three and the final leg of our UK Road Trip takes us from Scotland to Ireland. From Edinburgh through Cumbria’s Lake District where Beatrix Potter once dreamt up Peter Rabbit, through Yorkshire t…

Escape To Belfast
Escape To Belfast

I have an important bus to catch.  I’m on my way to Belfast to explore the city, follow the story of Titanic, watch our first major boxing event and most importantly, spend the weekend with Brend…

Bucket List Road Trip USA
Bucket List Road Trip USA

How can we describe the excitement two weeks before we start the biggest road trip of our lives?  It’s paralyzing as we deal with sleepless nights and days that seem to drag on and on. It’s…

UK Road Trip Part 2: London to Edinburgh
UK Road Trip Part 2: London to Edinburgh

Part 2 of our UK road trip takes us from the English to the Scottish capitals during the warmer months of June and July.  Here we share our personal experience of our road trip from London to Edinbur…

UK Road Trip 2018 Roundup
UK Road Trip 2018 Roundup

This UK Road Trip roundup post is packed with facts, figures, and feelings as we flashback to our first six months of full-time travel as a family.  We share what this trip has meant to us and includ…

UK Road Trip Part 1: South England
UK Road Trip Part 1: South England

See a beautiful part of England through our eyes in UK Road Trip Part One.  Explore in and around the city of Bath, our old hometown Hungerford, Royal Windsor, and the most famous of all, The Cit…

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Gilded Balloon Press Launch
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Gilded Balloon Press Launch

Preview of the comedy line-up at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe

A Day To Explore Maritime Greenwich In London
A Day To Explore Maritime Greenwich In London

On the top of the hill in Greenwich Park sits the Royal Observatory and the Meridian Line.  At the foot of the hill is the National Maritime Museum, The Queen’s House and Greenwich Park Playpark. …

An Afternoon Walk Around London
An Afternoon Walk Around London

Late one summer afternoon we go for a walk around central London to show the kids some of its famous sights. Explore London on foot. We catch the tube to Green Park tube station and arrive at Green…

A Day At The Natural History Museum In London
A Day At The Natural History Museum In London

The Natural History Museum is one of our favorite places.  Brendan and I’ve been there a few times pre-kids and we took them when they were little too.  Now that the children are older, we couldn’t…

Explore England: Lacock Abbey – The Birth Place of British Photography
Explore England: Lacock Abbey – The Birth Place of British Photography

It’s Royal Wedding Day and it’s bright and sunny in the UK. We’re on the move and there’s excitement in the air as we further explore England. This leg of Road Trip UK follows the road from Bath in th…

Explore England: Wantage, Newbury, Bedford, St Ives
Explore England: Wantage, Newbury, Bedford, St Ives

Part 2 of our travels in March as we start to explore England and visit Wantage, Newbury, Bedford and St Ives. Wantage We spent a day in Wantage to visit our good friends Rob and Lisa and th…

June Is Gone & Road Trip USA Is A Go
June Is Gone & Road Trip USA Is A Go

It’s July already! What happened to June and where has it gone? June was a burn-out month. We laid low a bit and explored less. It happens. I think three months at full speed is our families tr…

10 Things To Do In Bath With Kids
10 Things To Do In Bath With Kids

During our two-week stay, we found more than 10 things to do in Bath with kids, but we share some of our favourites.  We fell in love with Bath.  Here’s why. 10 Things To Do In Bath With…

Full Time Travel UK: Grocery Shopping, Cooking & Dining
Full Time Travel UK: Grocery Shopping, Cooking & Dining

This is how we shop, cook and dine while travelling from place to place almost weekly.  Full disclosure of all things food, our grocery spending and shopping for a family of five, based on our first …

Explore England: Two Weeks In Bath
Explore England: Two Weeks In Bath

The City of Bath in Somerset, England, is one of the most beautiful cities we’ve seen as we travel England.  There’s much to discover with such a rich long history and its awe-inspiring architect…

This or That Challenge
This or That Challenge

Just because it has to be done. Question 1: Shower in the morning or evening? Mornings mostly, to wake me up because I’m not a morning person, but in summer often in the evening. Especially if we’ve b…

Explore England: Windsor
Explore England: Windsor

Windsor, home of the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, and the magical place where Prince Harry and Meghan got married this past weekend.  We were there and we left just in time to miss the w…