Inspirations - Dream, Plan, Do

Stories » Family Holidays

4 Days in Dubai

Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A city unlike any other, Dubai offers an intriguing blend of adventures, traditional culture and luxury. The city has transformed over the years to become one of the most popular tourist attractions, appealing to visitors from all over the world to experience what the golden city has to offer. Dubai is known as the ‘city in the middle of the desert’ as it lies directly within the Arabian Desert. From enjoying the views of the dazzling city skyline to visiting the traditional souks in the heart of old Dubai, the city has a wealth of entertainment options for everyone. Where else in the world can you indulge in skiing activities and meet penguins in between sunbathing on the beach? While it is impossible to tick off everything you could do in Dubai, this guide will take a look at the best places to visit in Dubai on your four-day trip.

Continue reading

12+ Mums share stuck at home schedule for school & play

Image: kidsactivitiesblog

Today we are looking forward to the unknown.  What will the next few days, weeks…even months hold for our families?

Your school may have already closed or be on the list to close soon. Kids are home.  Everyone may be home.  Yet life doesn’t stop… In fact, it just got a whole more complicated!

The crazy thing is I feel like I might have been training for this!  When my oldest was in Kindergarten, we chose a 1/2 school & 1/2 homeschool model that all three of my boys have participated in for going on 14 years.

I work from home.  My husband works with me…from home …

Read Full Article

7 Ways to Practice Sustainability as a Frequent Flyer

Air travel isn’t beneficial for the environment, but it’s sometimes necessary. Thankfully, commercial airliners are working to refine their former practices.

From switching to alternative fuels to building more efficient aircraft, companies are trying to reduce their emissions and make the world a little greener.

During this transition, there are eco-friendly strategies you can adopt to increase the sustainability of air travel. Here are seven methods to keep in mind …

Read Full Article

Make Australia your 2020 holiday destination!

Anyone that has been across any news in the last 3 months will know … parts of Australia have been devastated by fires effecting flora, fauna, wildlife, tourism, businesses, homes and people in those areas.   

Now for those of you that have never been here – Australia is big! A 7.7 million square km land mass – way bigger than Europe & the UK – roughly the same size as the U.S.  Fires have impacted around 12 million acres of this beautiful country but there are plenty of areas that have not been affected at all. It is an amazing country with so much to offer. 

Continue reading

How To Fly With A Baby

I often get asked my top tips on how to fly with a baby. Whereas other posts of mine cover all the tips from booking to arrival, and information on particular stages you may be at, these tips are for those of you that have arrived on this page, not had a chance to look around the site but have booked your flight with an infant and then gone ok now what?

First of all, please let me reassure you, this is the easiest time! If you are flying with a toddler, then it gets a bit trickier as they are lot more mobile, and require a lot more entertainment.

Read Full Article

How can you travel more as a family

This week we had a friend ask us how we can travel so much and I realized many others probably have that same question.  Unfortunately there is no one quick answer and there is no secret that allows us to travel.  We wrote a post recently about how we do family travel on a budget.

Traveling budget style is one of the ways we can afford to take so many trips.  We prioritize travel above almost anything else because we believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of travel for kids. We don’t eat out often, we drive one old car, we limit spending on non-essential items and are generally thrifty. 

Read Full Article

Cruising as a family vacation the pros and cons

Have you ever thought about going on a family cruise and wondered whether you could do it without losing someone overboard? Or fretted that your kids would be out of place among a boat load of senior citizens playing shuffleboard and bingo? There’s no need to worry as the mainstream lines have transformed themselves over the last few years.

Read Full Article

8 tips for planning a group Holiday

Planning a group holiday is always a good idea at inception. What could be better than exploring the world together with your closest friends whilst the kids grow up with these fond memories? In most cases, they only ever remain as good ideas once the planning process starts and a commitment is required.  At Family Globetrotters, we have become very adept at planning a group holiday with our circle of friends but for every 10 hair brain ideas we come up with, only about 2 will actually come to fruition…

Read Full Article

Plan a toddler-friendly itinerary

Travelling with a toddler is different to travelling solo or even to travelling with a baby or an older child. No matter your experience level, you will find it more of a challenge. Your itinerary can make or break your journey. I’ve done all the hard work. I’ve made the mistakes. Through trial and error, patience and meltdowns, I’ve worked out how to plan the perfect toddler-friendly itinerary.

A little forward planning absolutely helps. This is where my Toddler Travel Tips come in!

Read Full Article

Europe with kids: tips for an amazing trip!

1. It can be tempting to squeeze in more and more countries when you’re planning your European itinerary. Try not to! We did 8 countries in 5 weeks in Europe in May and it was exhausting! Concentrating on two or three countries is better. You get to know the language, food and customs of a country rather than switching all the time and feeling confused.

Read Full Article

Tips for flying with a toddler

Flying with toddlers is terrifying for some parents. Travel can be stressful and exhausting when you’re on your own but throwing a child into the mix can multiply those factors five fold. Here are some easy tips for flying with a toddler in tow to make it less difficult.

We’ve been on at least 50 flights with our kids since they were babies. Not to mention the buses, trains, cars, tuk tuks, minivans, ferries, speedboats and cruise ships. We’ve got this traveling with toddlers thing down to a fine art.

Read Full Article

The best things to do in Vietnam with kids

Ever thought about visiting Vietnam with kids? Here’s a little something to get you inspired! Vietnam travel with kids is very rewarding. There’s so many great things to do in Vietnam with kids – ancient temples, bustling markets, beautiful nature and fascinating history. Vietnam has it all including wonderful people and delicious food. A Vietnam holiday with kids will be locked in your families memories for years!

Read Full Article