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May 15, 2018

They say life is amazing teacher.  So is travel! So if you are feeling a bit on the dumb side perhaps consider planning a trip LOL.

Here are some life lessons I have learned through my travel experiences....

1. You can't believe everything you read.

This is true for tabloids,  reviews on accommodation or travel deals, and advertisements for just about anything (and maybe even my blog posts....you never know LOL). Remember the tabloids exist for entertainment,  reviews are usually only written by people with a grudge (or people who have been pa...

May 8, 2018

My husband loves going to places that aren’t of the norm. So it shouldn’t have surprised me recently when I asked him what he was thinking about and he replied, “Borobudur”. “Oh.” I smiled sympathetically, “Is that the syndrome the guy at your work has?”

In all seriousness though, (which let’s face it, doesn’t happen too often) Borobudur is a Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. And in case you hadn’t heard of it, you’re not alone. However, statistics show that Borobudur receives as many as 4 million visitors to the temple every year.


April 25, 2018

By the end of 2018 I will have been to a total of 38 countries. Feeling like quite the seasoned traveller I thought I would share my favourite travel must-haves to set yourself up for a great trip. Obviously, you would include the items you would expect such as passport, camera, phone, clothes etc but this little list is for the things you might not think of.

  1. An e-reader - nothing says travelling entertainment than a reading tablet with hundreds of books on it. I love how I can switch between different books and buy more instantly should I...

April 17, 2018

You may or may not have heard of Doini Island. For those who haven’t, I hadn’t either before my husband told me we were going there – yes he likes to plan trips to the less travelled places. To give you a quick geography lesson, Doini Island is in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Sea. For those who that means nothing to, think top of Queensland then head north  to Papua New Guinea then go the bottom right of the country and there is a tiny weeny island just there called Doini. You with me? Nice!

Doini Island is that kin...

April 4, 2018

Singapore is one of those places where you can start travelling with the kids for the very first time. There are so many great things to see and do in Singapore and it is clean, safe and perfect for families. Want to hear more? Here are 10 reasons why you should take your family to Singapore:

1. Easy direct flights - let's be honest,travelling with kids often fills us with fear just around the thought of the long flights,stopovers and bag changes. Singapore allow for you to get direct flights straight there which minimises the fuss, reduces the...

January 2, 2018

It was time to plan our next trip. With a third child now we decided it was time to go back to the USA to visit family and introduce our complete family. Since America had already been added to our done list we decided to add some interesting new places to our travel resume.

We consulted with the kids. The girls wanted to go to Hawaii. We asked Zac, our infant son, what he thought. Being a complete prodigy he looked at us and then burped up his milk onto my lovely feeding pillow leaving a wet mark the shape of Africa on it. True story. Mostly.


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Hi, we’re the Englands! If you want to have a laugh and read about the truth of parenting and travelling with kids, then you’ve come to the right place! We also might come up with some travel tips and tricks to help you on your own journey....

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