We are relatively lucky that in all our years of travelling we have not had too many big disasters. One of the worst was losing our luggage in Uganda before going gorilla trekking! The abundance of wine we were travelling with helped but it taught us always to have the essentials in our hand luggage! Oh and travelling with wine is always a good idea! You can read more about our disastrous Ugandan luggage experience here!
Hello and welcome to the BRAND SPANKING NEW linky, #fearlessfamtrav hosted by us, The Wandermust Family
Our aim at Wandermust Family is to take the fear out of family travel by sharing our reviews, top tips and experiences from the road! But it’s not just us, there are so many families out there with inspiring stories to share so we’ve created the #fearlessfamtrav link up to bring all of these stories together in one place .
As part of our new monthly link-up we will be featuring some of our fellow fearless family travellers. We can’t wait to hear all about other families global adventures. So without further ado here’s our first feature with the amazing FlipFlop Travellers. They have travelled extensively going to Bali, Asia and Egypt and have ambitions to become digital nomads in the future!
Link-ups or blog hops are a great thing to be involved in whether you are a new or old blogger. They drive traffic to your website but perhaps even more importantly they help you make connections if not friendships in the blogging world relating to your area of interest. So without further ado here are my top linkups for travel bloggers: Continue reading The best link-ups for travel bloggers
I love cruises but besides the restaurants, amenities and convenience what I love most about cruises is the ports! I love seeing so many places in bite sized chunks so I know where I want and where I don’t want to go back to and satisfy my wanderlust in a really easy way.
When we were travelling as a couple if the itinerary had somewhere new on it we would quite happily go especially if it was good value but now we have a baby we chose our cruise itinerary more carefully. So here are my top tips for picking a baby friendly cruise itinerary: Continue reading How to choose a baby friendly cruise itinerary
Our first cruise with a baby we were lucky enough to be booked into a suite. Despite being seasoned cruisers we had never actually been in a suite before. Most of our previous cruises were done slightly not the cheap – once we went on a week long cruise for less money than we would have spent eating takeaways and at restaurants in our home of London – but that is a story for another day! We keen to have a suite with a baby to have extra space as we knew we wouldn’t be travelling light and thought we would be spending more time in it than usual – so was it worth it?
For us this was a big yes for several reasons
We could store the stroller, car seat, travel cot and luggage without a problem. I believe you can enjoy a cruise with any room size (See my Cruise Cabin Room Guide for Families) but it was certainly nice not to have to look at the baby clutter all the time.
It also meant that we had room to put the baby playmate out to give our little one chance to explore and play safely
It has an amazing balcony with plenty of room for us to sit out while baby played in an inflatable bath as a paddling pool. It also meant we could enjoy the balcony easily while baby was enjoying a nap.
We are experienced cruisers, mainly as a couple but we took Baby E as soon as she hit Royal Caribbean’s 6 month minimum age limit. We have experienced all types of cabins aboard a variety of lines so here are the cabins we suggest are ideal for different types of families and top tips for your stay onboard with a baby. Continue reading What is the best cruise cabin for a family?
We are experienced cruisers – now being in double figures, and have sailed round the Med, Carribean, Greek Islands, New York and Alaska, so there was no doubt in our mind that we would cruise with our baby! Excitedly we booked our first cruise on Royal Carribean’s Rhapsody of the Seas sailing out of Rome as soon as our daughter hit the required 6 month minimum age (minimum ages vary by cruises but 6 months seems the most common – check with your cruise line before booking).
As I normally do once I book a holiday I started googling. To my horror the first thing I found when looking for information about cruising with a baby was an article on how terrible cruising with a baby was – here’s said article – 9 Reasons Not to Take a Baby on a Cruise! Eek! Had we really been naive in thinking we could continue cruising with our baby? Continue reading Top tips and reasons why you SHOULD cruise with a baby!
I have been a big fan of Westin Doha since I first went to Hunters Grill and am always eager to try their offerings. I am not a huge desserts fan, as regular readers will know, so when I read about the afternoon tea buffet I was very excited. An opportunity to have afternoon tea where I could have more sandwiches and scones and less cake. My ideal afternoon tea; that’s why what we had was even more disappointing.
Today being Friday we embraced the glorious expat tradition that is Friday brunch. After being recommended by a colleague we device to head to la veranda at the Sheraton for an Italian themed brunch at La Veranda!
So how was it?
I’ll admit it first impressions left me wondering if we had made a mistake. The restaurant itself is not in the Sheraton hotel but in the fitness centre to the right of the main hotel. Walking in past the indoor tennis courts and people in gym clothes made for a weird atmosphere but once we were in the restaurant the atmosphere transformed!