Car rental Iceland – complete guide & tips (2019)

Iceland looks like a truly stunning country to visit.  The scenery looks breathtaking and who doesn’t have the Northern Lights on their bucket list?  Driving a car in Iceland isn’t as simple as in most European countries as there are some dangerous mountainous roads which are called F-Roads where you’ll legally need a 4×4.  Today I have an informative guest post to share with you a complete guide and tips when it comes to car rental in Iceland. Continue reading “Car rental Iceland – complete guide & tips (2019)”

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”

8 ways to save money when hiring a car

Every time we visit Ben’s family in Germany we hire a car.  We always pick one up from the airport.  We usually always pre-book, but there’s been the odd time, maybe only once, that we didn’t pre-arrange and just went to a desk when we were there.  It’s definitely better to book ahead of time to get a great deal and to know what you are paying.  I’m never sure if they overcharge when booking directly at a desk, but I always have my suspicions!

Car hire can be relatively cheap providing you book the most basic car for your needs.  We always get something that’s big enough for us and our luggage and that’s our only requirement.  We never have any additional requirements as we like to keep the cost as low as possible.

Many hire cars do come with add-ons that can start bumping the price up, but often they aren’t needed.  Here are eight tips to save money when hiring a car for your road trip: Continue reading “8 ways to save money when hiring a car”

Your ultimate guide of tips when flying with young children and babies

One of the most asked questions I see within the travel blogging and parent community is for advice on flying with kids.  For a new parent it can be very daunting when flying with a baby and, even as a more established parent, the thought of flying with toddlers or young children can be terrifying!  Children and babies are unpredictable and even adults can find flying alone quite a stressful challenge, let alone throwing a couple of kids and a baby into the mix too!  In this blog post I will share as many tips on how to make flying with children and babies a breeze, or at least a lot more worry and stress-free with some good planning. Continue reading “Your ultimate guide of tips when flying with young children and babies”

Welcome to the Travel Vixta blog

Hello and welcome to my brand spanking new travel blog called Travel Vixta.  In this blog post I’m going to share with you why I have set up this travel blog as well as our travel history both before kids, individually, as children ourselves and now as a family! Continue reading “Welcome to the Travel Vixta blog”