Tips for visiting floating markets in Thailand

This is a collaborative post.

Thailand is a tropical paradise with so much to offer the tourist, including a colourful and unique culture that represents proud and very hospitable people. While there are many places to visit, Thailand is perhaps best known for its unique floating markets, which have been in place for centuries on the many canals and waterways that run through the country. Traditionally, fish were transported from the sea to be sold at floating markets, along with a diverse selection of herbs, spices, vegetables and fruit.

It is not surprising why visiting the country’s floating markets are in almost every traveller’s mind. Buying goods from floating boats and while on board a little boat yourself is truly an unforgettable experience. There is a wealth of exotic fruits and savoury Thai snacks to choose from, and even hot Thai dishes that are made to order.

Below are some tips to keep in mind for a wonderful floating market experience. Continue reading “Tips for visiting floating markets in Thailand”

How to stay fit while travelling

Going on holiday is often a chance to take a break from the norm and relax our strict diet rules and exercise regime a little, but as part of a healthy lifestyle it is still important to stay fit on a holiday.  Plus, if you’re a regular gym bunny like me then you might get too bored sat around doing nothing so you’ll actually be craving ways to exercise whilst on vacation!

It’s actually pretty easy to stay fit while travelling and sometimes even easier!

In this blog post I will explore ways to stay fit and exercise while you are travelling. Continue reading “How to stay fit while travelling”

Summer may be over, but here’s why you should always wear sunglasses

One thing I always make sure I pack when I go on holiday is a pair of sunglasses.  In fact, I always get excited as soon as it’s spring-time and my sunglasses come out of hiding.  I usually have tired eyes from working too late and the kids either waking me up in the night or super early, so it’s great to feel more confident in my shades and hide my eyes!

I always feel like it’s acceptable to wear my sunglasses all the time in the spring and summer, but I hide them away in the winter months.  This is definitely something I need to get over as UV sunglasses aren’t just there to stop me squinting in the sun, but they also play a vital role in protecting our eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

The importance of sunglasses

 

The importance of sunglasses goes far beyond being a cool summer fashion accessory that make us look and feel great.  They’re not only to be packed for our summer vacations, but should be worn throughout the year to benefit our eye health.

Here’s why you should always make sure you pack your UV sunglasses when travelling, and even when you’re not. Continue reading “Summer may be over, but here’s why you should always wear sunglasses”

8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list

Having recently travelled a 1700 mile road trip in Europe as a family of four with young kids, ages four and seven, I kept a notebook to document all elements of our trip.  I kept a packing list to make sure we didn’t forget anything, but also as I wanted to pack light for the road trip so making a travel packing list allowed me to see if I could reduce the number of items we were taking.

In this blog post I will share with you our 8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list. Continue reading “8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list”

8 day Europe road trip costs for family of four

In case you missed it, we recently went on an eight day family road trip in Europe with two kids in tow.  I meticulously kept records of every last penny we spent on the trip to see exactly how much it cost us in total.  In this blog post I will share with you a breakdown of how much our trip to Europe cost as a family of four.

I will also share some tips on how to save money when travelling on a budget in Europe later on in the blog post. Continue reading “8 day Europe road trip costs for family of four”

Save £25 on your first Airbnb accommodation booking

If you’re looking online for an Airbnb referral then you’re in the right place.  I have an Airbnb refer a friend link that can give you up to £34 off in total.

You can save £25 as an Airbnb first booking discount if you’re a new customer, plus an extra £9 can be saved if you book an Airbnb experience worth £36 or more.

Read on to discover how to get this great Airbnb deal and save money when you travel. Continue reading “Save £25 on your first Airbnb accommodation booking”

Seminyak: the best place in Bali for vegan food

Travelling as a vegan is becoming much easier nowadays due to the rise in those following a plant-based diet or vegan lifestyle.  As the demand for vegan food options grows, the restaurants are adapting their menus and offering at least one option for those who wish to avoid meat and dairy.  Many restaurants are even offering a lot more than one option and there are many 100% plant-based eateries opening all over the world. Continue reading “Seminyak: the best place in Bali for vegan food”

Our 8 day Europe road trip plan from UK – Amsterdam, Soltau, Bruges

I have exciting news – we are going on a mini 8 day family road trip to Europe!  It’s all been very last minute as we weren’t sure if we’d be going away this summer, but we’ve decided to go for it!  In this blog post I will share our European road trip travel itinerary and tips on how to plan a driving holiday in Europe.  There are lots of things you need to plan in advance and I’ll share exactly what we’ve been planning and booking before we go on our last minute family road trip. Continue reading “Our 8 day Europe road trip plan from UK – Amsterdam, Soltau, Bruges”

How to get the cheapest train tickets

Travelling by train can be an exciting and fun way to travel.  When travelling with kids it’s really quite an adventure!  However, the ticketing system in Britain isn’t always fair and you could end up paying far more than you need to.  In this blog post I will share some of the ways you can get very cheap train tickets. Continue reading “How to get the cheapest train tickets”