On Taking Your Kids Travelling – Episode 66 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

The topic comes up regularly in everyday conversation for me - the value of taking your kids travelling. Don't get me started on the "but they won't remember it!" argument, or we'll be here all day! Of course, I love talking to like-minded people about the trips they've done with their children … [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...]

How to travel with a school-aged child (so that you all enjoy it)

It's been a while since I thought about how to travel with kids, because it's got much easier in recent years (compared to the toddler and preschooler days!). My travel-loving son has just turned seven, and is in the second grade at primary school here in Australia. Partly because he's grown up … [Read more...]

Benefits of Travelling with Kids – Episode 54 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

You have probably heard me rant before about my (many, many) answers to the question - "why travel with kids if they won't remember it?" I won't rehash that now but suffice to say, I strongly believe there about a gazillion benefits of travelling with kids and most of them apply whether they … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 19 – Travelling with Kids is Good for Everyone

You do not want to try telling me that it's a waste of time to take kids travelling. (You don't want to tell my first guest this either, because she has just as strong opinions as I do!) I'm totally convinced there are numerous benefits of taking a child of any age travelling, despite what some … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 8 – Travel with Kids and Kids on Travel

I was super-lucky to get to travel when I was a kid - six months around Europe in a campervan being the most significant chunk of travelling I got to do, and it shaped so much about my life - I'm fairly certain I wouldn't be a travel blogger and podcaster if that trip hadn't captured my imagination … [Read more...]

9 great things to do in northern Tasmania with kids

Ah, Tasmania. It's obviously a good spot because this was my third trip there, and it's not particularly close to my home base of Perth at all, even if it is all part of the same country. Actually, my son kept describing Tasmania as a different country, since it's an island apart from the mainland, … [Read more...]

A three-day London layover with jet-lagged kids: Our suggestions

Are you friends with jet lag? I am not, but sadly as I live in Western Australia there are many destinations where jet lag can hit badly, and flying long haul to Europe is one of those times. I always try to build in a jet lag buffer to the start of these trips, and this time it was a … [Read more...]

Our southern Iceland itinerary: Tips for a week in Iceland

Keen to float amongst glaciers, walk under waterfalls and gaze at volcanos (hopefully not as they erupt)? Regular readers should guess straight away that I'm talking about the country I've most recently fallen in love with: Iceland. I still have so much to tell you about Iceland. This week … [Read more...]

6 reasons we loved Legoland Germany SO much

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...]