Find here all our top tips for travelling with kids!

Poon Hill with kids

What is the best age to travel with kids?

We believe you can travel with kids at any age and should definitely start them young.  Admittedly those sleep deprived early years are somewhat challenging, but babies are much more portable than teenagers! Though people do keep telling me it ...
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best age to travel with kids

Why preschool is the best age to travel with kids

The boys have been in school/preschool now for three weeks and they are absolutely loving it. I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't enjoying my kid-free mornings, but I am so very grateful that we had so much ...
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UK Family Travel Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram... those beautifully edited squares on your phone, that summarise every day life with a filter. I love photography and I love being able to share my photos and stories to Instagram (you can follow me here). But what I ...
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Safari with kids

Tips for a safari with kids under the age of 5

Our boys went on their first safari when they were just 1 and 3 years old. It was to see the elephants at Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka, and I remember being ridiculously nervous. Would the boys get bored? ...
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Thule Subterra Carry-on

REVIEWED: Thule Subterra Carry-on

I'm generally not one for expensive jewellery or fancy clothes. If you really want to treat me, it would be with travel gear - camera equipment, camping equipment, or good quality luggage (Santa, I hope you read my blog?) Now ...
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Best family air tent

The best family air tent? TraveLynn Family reviews the Vango Edoras 500XL Air

As a family we absolutely love camping, especially after our 3.5 months traversing Africa in a Land Rover with roof tents. There's something about sleeping under canvas with the sounds of nature around you and getting back to basics. Plus, ...
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India with kids

India with kids: top 10 things to do

The colours, the chaos, the noise, the dirt, the smells... India is not for the fainthearted. It's a destination that awakens the senses - exhausting yet energising, frustrating yet thought-provoking.  Many question whether travelling India with kids is worthwhile. But ...
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Packing essentials for Mums

Packing essentials for travel Mums

On the days running up to a big trip I have clothing piles dotted around the house and lists sellotaped to cupboards and doors. I'm doing last minute washing, downloading new books and games onto the kids' Amazon Fire Tablets, ...
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Best beaches in Thailand for kids

UK Family Travel Blogs to follow in 2018

In hindsight, planning our global travels pre-kids was rather straight forward. After deciding on a country (generally somewhere new, unqiue and cheap), we would head to Waterstones to pick up the latest Lonely Planet guide, then head home with a ...
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Potty training on holiday or when travelling

Tips for potty training on holiday

Have you thought about or even tried potty training on holiday? One of the golden rules of potty training is, 'Do NOT potty train on holiday'. It's just too much hard work and it is a holiday after all! Plus ...
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Our Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2017

What a fantastic year of travels 2017 has been for TraveLynn Family! It was the year we moved to Bangalore, India, and it's been a rollercoaster of an adventure! There have been some ridiculously frustrating times (e.g. 6 months living under ...
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Surviving Jet Lag with Kids

So what exactly is the secret to surviving jet lag with kids? As Daddy Lynn read the last line of their favourite book, the boys drifted blissfully off to sleep. It was 8:30pm and us parents eagerly high-fived with smug ...
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My Magical Travel Potty review

REVIEWED: My Magical Potty

My Magical Potty, the super light and compact travel potty, was an absolute life-saver on our recent travels in Sri Lanka! As with so many destinations we love to travel, there were virtually no toilets once away from our accommodation ...
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India with kids - is it worth it?

Travelling India with young kids – is it worth it?

India is rarely a top travel destination for young families. The ever-jostling crowds, the incessant honking, the haggling, the selfie requests, the red tape, the litter, and the infamous 'Delhi Belly'. It's certainly an attack on the senses and travelling ...
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12 tips for travelling India with kids

Twelve Tips for travelling India with kids

Many people may have raised an eyebrow, but you did it. You've decided to go travelling India with kids! Perhaps memories of your India travels pre-kids have lured you back. Or perhaps you've travelled much of South East Asia as ...
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Top tips for travelling with kids

Top 5 tips for travelling with young kids

For many parents, the thought of travelling with their little ones is out of the question. Kids can be hard work and, if they're also away from familiar surroundings, won't it just be too difficult? Plus they probably won't remember ...
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Auto-rickshaws in Bangalore with kids

Auto-rickshaws, tuk-tuks, whatever you choose to call them (we’ll go with autos here), they are an annoying but handy way to get around Bangalore with kids. Not only are they (sometimes) cheap, they give you and the kids a fun ...
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New Year's Travel Resolutions

7 New Year Travel Resolutions

Scrap the crash diet on the 1st Jan. Instead, make 2018 The Year of Travel with these New Year's resolutions that will be fun and benefit the whole family. 1. Start a travel savings account  You need money to travel. Until you ...
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Getting the most from your annual leave

How to get the most out of your annual leave

If you're reading this blog, there's a pretty good chance that at some point in your life you've allowed yourself to daydream about a life of perpetual travel with your family? No work, no mortgage, just trip after trip, returning ...
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Why you should Road Trip with your Baby

Have you considered a road trip with your baby? Due to the flexibility and large luggage allowance, it's perhaps one of the easiest forms of travel for that first family holiday.  Just load up your car, grab a map and ...
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Gift ideas for kids who love to travel

Here is a list of gift ideas for kids who love to travel. Some to inspire, some for fun and learning, and some that will perhaps save your sanity. From babies through to 5 year olds, we are sure you’ll ...
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Accommodation Check-list for travelling with a toddler

This is us (Jenny and Jay) almost 10 years ago... We're in Don Det, Laos, and this photo was taken outside our beloved hut. That hut was just US$1 per night. It may have had a few dead cockroaches under ...
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Kids books about travelling

Travel stories for young kids: 10 travel inspiring books for the under-5s

I started reading to my boys as soon as they were born and as I am a self-confessed travel addict, I was always looking for travel stories to inspire their global wanderlust. This is a list of some of my ...
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Long-haul flight survival with young kids

So first of all, an admission. Long-haul flying with young kids can be tough. You board the plane, casting apologetic smiles to your fellow passengers. Some smile back, others appear sympathetic, a few look terrified. Almost everyone is secretly trying to ...
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10 reasons to travel with young kids

Thinking about it now, sat in an office with the wind and rain outside, finding reasons to travel with young kids seems easier than it did when we landed at Heathrow after the 14-hour flight from Bangkok. There are really amazing moments ...
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