Travel with Meraki – Fearless Family Travel Interview

I love the idea behind the blog Travel with Meraki. Meraki, is of Greek origin and I have discovered means to do something with soul and I love the idea that a family can travel with soul. So without further ado find about more about how you can travel with Meraki. View Post

Is the Conrad Dubai family friendly?

I’m not going to deny it, The Conrad chain on hotels is fast becoming one of my favourites. The Conrad Tokyo is one of my all time favourite hotels but could its sister hotel in Dubai live up to my exceedingly high expectations?  View Post

Review: Christmas at York Museum Gardens is it worth it?

Having lived in the Middle East for the past few years we were determined that this year we would have the most Christmassy of Christmases. And so to kick off the festive season we headed up to York for a festive mini break with the highlight of the trip being a visit to the new attraction, Christmas at York Museum Gardens. But is the new attraction worth the price? View Post

We are less than a year out from our round the world trip so are at the moment in the rigorous planning stage. But where do you start?

This is how we have been planning our trip

Dates 

We are lucky in the fact that we are not confined by set dates. We knew we wanted to leave at the end of the year and that we didn’t have to be back in the UK until April so we were able to be flexible. This is great because it means we can find some bargains

Destinations 

To be honest and hopefully not sounding too cliche – everywhere is on our list so we didn’t have set places we had to go to. Therefore we both picked one place off our bucket list – we couldn’t have picked further apart. Wandermust Daddy picked New Zealand and I picked Iceland.

So there we had it we knew we knew where we were starting and ending and going via and thus had the skeleton of our trip.

Flights 

First flight booked!

Now we had the skeleton of our trip we started to look at flights. We wanted to get as many cheap flights as we could and we wanted, where possible, for the long flights to travel business. Flexible dates and flexible destinations has meant we have been able to travel business for (relatively) bargain prices. For instance, to get down under a stop in Indonesia was the most cost effective way. Another stop was added – Bali here we come!

Varied transport 

With New Zealand and Iceland being on the trip we knew we didn’t want to be stuck on planes and in airports for all of our trips. We want to use as many types of transport as possible and limit jet lag if possible. For this reason we are using many different transport methods including travelling by boat across the South Pacific – more details to follow!

Friends

We are lucky to have made friends across the world through our travels. We want to see as many people as possible on this trip. We want to see P&Y in the US, C in Sydney and J&S in Melbourne. Again this has really helped us in planning. It also helps cut down on costs by visiting people we know!

Have you planned a round the world trip – how did you go about planning it? If not how would you go about planning it? 

Manchester Christmas Market What to Eat, Drink and Buy that isn’t Gluhwein and Bratwurst

This year we are going Christmas crazy in the Wandermust Household. Living in the Middle East for the last three years has meant I have missed the festive spirit so even though it is still only November we headed to the Manchester Christmas Market to get in the festive spirit. Manchester has a brilliant Christmas market that is nicely spread across the city and is bigger and better than ever. Here is our guide to the Manchester Christmas Market to tell you what to eat, what to drink and what to buy at this year’s Manchester Christmas Market by picking out the best stalls this year. View Post