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Legoland Japan: A great reason to visit Nagoya with kids

My son is simultaneously one of the most Lego-obsessed and also the most spoilt kids in the world, because in his nine years he's been able to visit Legoland theme parks in three different countries (soon to be four. Oh my!!!). I desperately hope that this will be the introduction to his … [Read more...]

Exploring Legoland Malaysia slowly with a seven-year-old boy

My name is Amanda, and I have a son who is addicted to Lego. Clearly the solution to this addiction was to take him to the nearest Legoland, stat! Legoland Malaysia is in Johor Bahru, the southern-most part of Malaysia, and just across the border from Singapore. I snapped up some cheap flights … [Read more...]

Legoland Germany reviews from a parent and child: we both LOVED it

If, like me, you are the parent of a child (especially, but not only, a boy) between the ages of four and ten, then you probably know the pain of standing barefoot on a stray Lego piece as you walk into the living room. So, think about the extreme level of that pain. Now think about the absolute … [Read more...]

Trip planning and research (with a nine-year-old) – the Thailand and Denmark example

Lots of people ask for trip planning advice. And many parents ask me for my tips for planning travel with kids. I always have plenty to say, but really, the different ways people plan, research and prepare for a trip vary as much as individual people vary. Nonetheless - I hope that putting my … [Read more...]

Why You Should Take Your Children Travelling – Episode 131 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Exactly a year ago my son and I were in Japan. It was a trip I had wanted to take him on literally his whole life, and we both had the best two weeks ever! Today, precisely, we were in Legoland Japan, the least Japanese part of our trip. But over that fortnight in Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, my son … [Read more...]

The life-changing magic of taking my son to Japan

Since 2010 I've been working on a really important project: I've been educating (or really, brainwashing) my son, since his birth in 2010, to fall in love with Japan. Japan is a country that's really important to me, after living and working there for a couple of years in my twenties, and … [Read more...]

5 new year travel resolutions you might like to keep too

I've stopped making those New Year's resolutions that fail (usually exercise daily and eat no bad foods ever) - but I am more than happy to make some new year travel resolutions because thinking more about travel can only be a good thing, right? You may have seen a couple of these mentioned on my … [Read more...]

What is thoughtful travel?

I go on and on about thoughtful travel. I even have an entire podcast dedicated to it. But what really is it? Basically, I think being a thoughtful traveller means that you stop and think before, during and after a trip. It doesn't necessarily mean you change anything about how you travel - … [Read more...]

Travels with kids and Jack the toy bear

I quite often talk about the joys (and challenges) of travelling with kids, mostly because I'm so strongly convinced that travel is a wonderful learning experience for children, in so many different ways. Travelling with kids for memories and landmarks in time But there's another reason that … [Read more...]

7 things I desperately love about Osaka: Osaka attractions for you too

My love affair with Osaka, Japan's "other" city, stretches back fifteen years already. As a 25-year-old I headed to Japan to teach English with my then boyfriend. The company which hired us only offered two destination choices to teachers hired in couples: Tokyo or Osaka. Always one to make the less … [Read more...]