I have had a love for travel for as long as I remember. Before children, myself an Mr S would spend our last pound on holidays, weekends away and trips… quietly ticking off our bucket list as we went along. Since having children, I genuinely believe travel has become even more important to us. We hoped to continue to travel, explore, and collect precious family memories along the way. Over the last year I have began reading more and more family travel blogs. Travel blogs are a fabulous resource, providing wonderful travel tips, advice and inspiration. I am always on the look out for local days out with the kids, or wonderful hidden gems for us to discover. We are inspired on a daily basis. I first discovered the wonders of the Isles of Scilly by reading Laura Sidestreet style’s beautiful posts. Life is an adventure…and it is so much more fun to explore the world with kids in tow.
I have chosen 5 family travel blogs that I have been following for some time now. So what are you waiting for? Do pop over and take a look…
Ickle Pickles Life and Travels
Kaz, a single mum of four children aged from 21 – 5 years old has always loved travelling, and shares her and her family’s travels and adventures in the UK and abroad. Kaz shares her family’s travels mainly through the eyes of her youngest boy, Pickle, as well as the viewpoints of her teens too. Travelling solo as a parent is not an easy task and Kaz shares lots of tips on travelling and is always looking for family friendly breaks for children of all ages. Ickle Pickles Life and Travels blog is four years old now, and over the years Kaz has loved writing about the travels she has been on to such places as Menorca as well as writing about some fantastic places she is yet to visit such as Iceland. Kaz and her family live in one of the UK’s top tourist destinations, and only Coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire, and love sharing their local trips and travels too. Being huge Disney fans having visited Disneyland Paris three times in the past two years, look out for lots of Disney tips too. Kaz also writes about other family and parenting topics.
Side Street Style
Laura is a South African expat now living in Wales and has also previously lived in Edinburgh, Cornwall, Amsterdam and Nice. Having grown up with an Expat Parent meant she travelled extensively as a young child and loved learning about new cultures. She is passionate about sustainable travel as well as visiting unique places, before having children she took one of the last Royal Mail Cargo Ships on her own from South African all the way back to the UK stopping off at isolated St Helena island, spending almost a week on the island getting to know the local Saints. She is now loves taking her two boys along for the adventure and together they haken many road trips, explored locally and further afield including Helsinki, Isles of Scilly, Amsterdam and South Of France to name and few and she covers all things family travel, modern parenting and an eco friendly lifestyle
Established in May 2015, Project: Wanderlust is a travel and lifestyle blog focusing on inspiring, yet affordable, travel. Concentrating on family friendly adventures, Project: Wanderlust is packed full of destination guides, road-trip ideas, festival guides and top tips for those who are looking to get the most out of their time away.
Alice is a freelance writer, blogger and family travel expert with a passion for good food and seeing the world. With two children now in education Alice fits her family travels around the school holidays – and is always looking find the best deals for non term-time travel.
Emma started blogging back in 2009 when she first moved abroad with her young family. After two years of exploring Copenhagen and beyond they moved to Munich where A Bavarian Sojourn was born. This blog has a strong focus on family travel, and the youngest member of the family has already chalked up a respectable ten countries in his two short years. As well as family travel, the blog also contains valuable advice on living abroad. It now also contains posts on what it’s like to repatriate, as the family returned to the UK last year (who knows where they will end up next!). Follow their journey as for the first time in over 7 years they get to introduce their children to their own country, as well as carrying on their travel addiction further afield. Popular recent posts include: Hiking the Emerald Trail – Austria; A Morning with Pippi Longstocking at Junibacken Stockholm and An Ex Insider’s Guide to Munich with Kids…
Have Kids, Can Travel
Have Kids, Can Travel is the place Laura (of award-winning parent blog LittleStuff) talks about all the family friendly travel; from wild camping in Wales, a sunshine stop in a villa in Italy or playing with orphaned elephants in the jungle, anything goes. She’s always on the hunt for the best places to stay, ways to travel, and bargains to be had for families finding their perfect holiday. Laura’s the writer of the tribe, while her husband Courtenay is a professional photographer and the four home-educated kids (now aged 19, 16, 15 and 11) are simply up for any adventure.
I am always looking out for new blogs to follow – do you have any favourite family travel blogs? Do let me know!
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