Holiday Gift Buying Guide: The Travel Edition

Frantically rushing about buying gifts for your nearest and dearest?  Here are my picks for some awesome travel related goodies.  If you’re considering kids luggage then please check out my previous post.

For a cute little baby

A cuddly airplane!  It even makes a jet take-off sounds when you squeeze it. – USD $9.99 + shipping

For those kids whose holiday plans involve a flight

Usborne Airport Sticker book – GBP 4.99 + shipping

For Lego obsessives

Lego City Airport Cargo Terminal – GBP 65 + shipping

For those living in Hong Kong and sending gifts overseas

Personalised Hong Kong placemats from the amazing Lion Rock Press – great value and lightweight so easy to post.

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Croatia With Kids: A Trip to Split & Zadar

Sun Salutation Zadar - shrink
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6 Things That Annoy Me In A Hotel Room

When you’re staying at a luxury hotel, it should be a pleasure. It shouldn’t be an exercise in annoyance and journey into bad hygiene.  Yesterday I asked ‘what’s the first thing you do when you go into a hotel room?’  For me, it’s a race to check if there are any hairs on the pillow (a legacy of having spent many years living in hotels as a business traveler).  I got some great responses from readers including ‘have a gin & tonic from the minibar’, ‘peel back the mattress cover and look for bed bugs’ and ‘check all the drawers, even if I don’t use them’.

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Jetlag and Kids: 10 Top Tips

Jetlagged Daisy

Jetlagged kids… we’ve all been through it.  Whether it’s trying to settle a wide awake baby at 2am or sticking your toddler in front of the TV at 5am while you get some much needed sleep.  Either way it’s not fun.  However, don’t let it stop you from planning your trip of a lifetime.  Here are my top tips for dealing with jetlag:

  1. KNOW what you’re in for.
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7 Tips For Buying A Children’s Wheelie Suitcase

With the holiday season approaching, there are so many travel related gifts that you can buy the kids. One super idea for a present is kids luggage. There are so many on the market from uber pricey but super cool Beatrix NY wheelie bags (make one in adult size!) to the ever reliable and durable Skip Hop Zoo Rolling Luggage.

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