Kids Gift Ideas: Lonely Planet Sticker Activity Books

If you’re scrambling around trying to think of gift ideas for your kids, I may well have the answer!  Lonely Planet have produced a range of seriously slick sticker/activity books for kids that are perfect for the budding traveler.  The sticker books are part of the ‘Adventures In….’ range which includes ‘Adventures in Noisy Places’ and ‘Adventures in Smelly Places’. 

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Is Premium Economy Worth The Extra Cash?

Is Premium Economy worth the cash?  The eternal dilemma faced by those pondering longhaul travel. I recently used airmiles to upgrade a round trip economy flight to Premium on Cathay Pacific.  This is a long, boring flight (12 hours), made particularly more arduous by the fact my return was a day flight.  I can’t complain too much though as I was without the kids.  

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Weekend In Iceland: Reykjavik & Beyond

A huge thanks to my sister Georgina for this magical review…

Sometimes you just need a little time away from the Mayhems.

We managed to score three nights away from the kiddies in early October, and headed to Iceland for a long weekend.

Planning the trip

Flights were booked to Keflavik airport (Reykjavik) direct with Easyjet, and car hire through

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Flying Etiquette Guidelines For All Passengers

Hot on the heels of a rather patronising article in the Telegraph on the ‘etiquette of flying with children‘ I’ve devised my own guidelines. I am of the opinion it’s not just families but practically everyone who needs a gentle reminder of how to behave up in the air.

  1. If the cabin is pitch black and people are sleeping, keep your window shade closed if it’s daylight outside.  
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Baby Blue Chip Collection: Review of Chisel Barn

When you travel with young kids in tow, you want things to be made easy for you.  If you’re hiring a self-catering property, it is just wonderful to have all baby mod cons provided and not have to haul your entire house with you. This is where the Baby Blue Chip collection is perfect.  Jetlag & Mayhem recently tested out one of their Dorset properties, Chisel Barn.

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