INFANT AUSTRALIA LONG HAUL HOLIDAYS

INFANTS TAKING MORE HOLIDAYS

Some interesting trends research from lastminute.com. It seems that young families are travelling more than ever if their stats on increases in infant bookings made through the site are to be believed. The company says that infant bookings to Australia – with their parents presumably – have grown by 90% year on year. Those to…

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POT LUCK: A SOUVENIR OF COSTA BRAVA

Whenever we are travelling, there is always pressure to bring back a souvenir. And – much to the satisfaction of tourist shop owners around the world – the children have an innate ability to home in on the piece of plastic that has both the highest price and the biggest tat factor. That’s why it…

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MY TODDLER HAS SEPARATION ANXIETY – FROM THE IPAD

Tears, tantrums and clinging to your leg like a limpet. If you recognise these symptoms, then you probably have a toddler and know all about separation anxiety. Our 18 month old has that but he also has a more modern version of it and I suspect that it is his parents who are to blame….

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UNDERSEA ADVENTURE IN COSTA BRAVA

“What was your favourite thing about today?”, I asked my son and daughter on a recent jaunt to Spain’s Costa Brava. It’s the sort of question that typically drives them mad – along the lines of “What did you do in school today?” Unlike school where the same things crop up with monotonous regularity, in…

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THE BEST CUP FOR TRAVELLING TODDLERS?

You would think that being on our third child would mean that by now we had worked out which toddler drinking cup would be best for travelling with. Of course, it could always be that it has been six years since the last time we had a toddler and we are losing our memories with…

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COOL DUDE

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A STORY OF HOLIDAY T-SHIRTS

One of my favourite memories of holidays in my youth was choosing the holiday T-shirt. Each year, my mum would let me and my brother choose a new T-shirt for the holiday ahead. I remember one in particular, featuring Mighty Dyno. It came from the Kay’s catalogue or possible C&A in Norwich. Although exactly where…

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MY FAVOURITE FAMILY TRAVEL PHOTO

ESCAPING OCTOBER’S GREY SKIES

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TODDLER FLIGHTS: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE

I am shocked by the four-letter f-word uttered by the woman at check-in. The plane is “full”. So much for our strategy of not paying for a seat for our daughter and instead relying on our technique of putting her in the seat between us in the certain knowledge that a lively toddler will frighten…

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