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4 Ways to book train tickets in Egypt

For some reason booking train tickets in Egypt has been made difficult. I am guessing this is because the train companies want total control over tourists and how they spend their $$$. Call me cynical but I’m sure that this is what it’s about. Read on for our top four tips on how to book…

How to swim with sea lions (ethically) in La Paz

After the disappointment of swimming with the whale sharks (note, seeing the whale sharks was fab but the experience was terrible) I decided to take our younger two kids on a full day trip to see the sea lions and visit some of the islands and beaches off the coast of La Paz (Mexico). If…

Battambang with kids? Here’s what to do

Just a short distance from Siem Reap, Battambang looks and feels like a country town, and it’s often overlooked by many travellers, however it is Cambodia’s second largest city and there’s plenty to do.  The city sits on the Sangkae River in the north west of Cambodia and has built up a reputation for having grand…

Rievaulx Terrace vs Rievaulx Abbey – with kids!

Nestled into the sleepy hills of the north Yorkshire countryside lies the charming village of Rievaulx where there’s both an Abbey and a Terrace. One is owned by English Heritage and the other by National Trust. These places are distinctive and both have something unique to offer but what’s the difference between the two? What…

Head to Ayutthaya Thailand & Boycott Bangkok

We are always on the look out for ways to travel more meaningfully. We like culture, sustainable tourism and genuine encounters with local people. We love to book and use local guides; those people who can give us inside knowledge into what it’s like to really live and work there. If you want to explore Ayutthaya…

Penang Botanic Gardens are great for families

We’re a big family and it’s crucial we travel on a budget. Cost is everything but I also want the kids to have fun, be happy, learn something, be active and be generally engaged in life around them.  That’s why we went to The Penang Botanic Gardens. What could kids learn from going to Penang…

Muay Thai with kids at the Ratchadamnoen Stadium. Is it worth it?

Muay Thai is one of the most exciting sports I’ve seen. Unlike western boxing, Thai boxers use each part of their body including feet, knees and, my favourite, elbows! Muay Thai also seems much more respectful than boxing; if an opponent falls in Thai boxing the match doesn’t continue and no further blows or kicks…

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