Tagged: family travel

The gift of travel this Christmas

Sri Lanka

Christmas is fast approaching, and with it, the stress of coming up with a great, original idea of what to give your offspring for their Christmas present is rising. Have you thought about the gift of travel for Christmas? Continue reading »

5 terrific things to do in Taranaki with kids

Cape Egmont Lighthouse

I must confess to not really stopping much in Taranaki. Fortunately for us, my parents bought a bach in Opunake and it’s allowed us to really start exploring this gem of a region. I’m sure we’ll provide you with 101 things to do in Taranaki over time! But let’s just start with 5 terrific things to do in Taranaki with kids.  Continue reading »

Want your kids to learn? Travel with them!


Call us selfish, but my husband and I weren’t ready to stop travelling just because we had started a family. What we’ve discovered along the way is that travelling is a fantastic learning experience. Want your kids to learn? Travel with them! Continue reading »

From Diapers to Devices – What you really need when travelling with toddlers these school holidays

What do you really need when travelling with toddlers

With one hand holding your toddler and the other clutching the map, how many bags do you really want to be lugging around with you as you explore the world? The answer is, as few as possible! Continue reading »

A travel advisor’s 9 top tips to maintain sanity while travelling

travel advisors 9 top tips

Are you planning on travelling overseas with a young family this year? If so, then you want to arm yourself with as much advice as possible before you go. And where better to get that advice than from a travel advisor! Our resident travel advice expert Fiona Rouse has 9 top tips to maintain sanity while travelling. Continue reading »

DIY travel chalkboard clipboard and free printables

DIY_travel_chalkboard_clipboard_and free printable

Traveling in the car can sometimes be a nightmare with children. The all too famous line of ‘are we there yet?’ playing over and over like a broken record… So for the next school holidays road trip, I’m getting prepared early by making this DIY travel chalkboard clipboard. Continue reading »

11 top tips for traveling with a baby – from an intrepid Mum

11 top tips for traveling with a baby

Traveling with the family shouldn’t be a scary or stressful endeavour. And traveling with an infant shouldn’t be any different. Read on for some great tips and destination ideas for traveling with a baby… from a very intrepid Mum. Continue reading »

10 clever little travel hacks to save you time and money

top 10 travel hacks to save money

We all know planning a holiday for the family can be stressful and often pricey. Thankfully there are several ways to save some cash, from scoring cheap flights to finding free activities for the family. Continue reading »

Finding whio with the family

Finding whio with the family

We love nothing better than a good old family road trip. Getting out on the road with a purpose makes the experience even better. Especially if we can make it educational and fun for the kids. As it’s Whio Awareness Month, we decided to get out on the road in search of whio!

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New Zealand’s best value family hotel destinations


With family holidays becoming ever more expensive, Kiwi families will be on the look out for bargains this Spring. Accommodation always makes up a fair bit of the holiday budget. Continue reading »

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