Tag Archive: family travel

SURVIVOR STORIES: How To Travel With A Sleep Thief

Until last week, I thought the highlight of October was going to be P accidentally wearing his sister’s uniform to school, in an incident which will go down in family lore as That… Continue reading

Kid-Friendly Travel – A Manifesto

I want you to know I spent a substantial amount of time swotting up on Marx and trying to work the word “bourgeois” into this manifesto before deciding to spare you. I’d throw… Continue reading

Six* Things To Pack for Sensitive Young Travellers

I like to think my previous posts on games for sensitive young children have conjured images of the type of thing you’d get if you crossed McGyver and Mary Poppins and then threw the result… Continue reading

Teaching kids to pack: a prospective, randomised, uncontrolled trial

Parents of young travellers have concocted a variety of tools to aid in the development of packing skills in their children, as they transition from incapable neonates to mature adults. In this experiment,… Continue reading

The Failed Bus Journey from James Bond Island

We bussed five and a half hours from Singapore to KL and four more from Hat Yai to Krabi without trouble. The ride that unhinged us took only an hour. What would you have… Continue reading

Krabi, Phuket

We did lots of stuff in Thailand other than ward off culture shock (and concern over military coups) using therapeutic travel games. We also admired limestone karsts, climbed twelve hundred and sixty steps to… Continue reading

I May Have Overshot A Little (Travelling Anywhere With Sensitive Children)

It’s not a secret we’ve had to deal with a rigid and sensitive traveller – one who suffers culture shock badly, finds it hard to sleep in strange places, and refuses foreign foods.… Continue reading

Ways to tackle kids kicking the back of the seat, given that you probably can’t cut their legs off, especially with airline security restrictions against sharp objects

A developmental paediatrician once told me most of his patients were three-year-olds. And most of the time, his treatment involved reassuring parents that their child was, in fact, developmentally normal and would probably… Continue reading

Innocents Abroad: A Guide to Japanese Etiquette for Families Travelling with Young Kids

If this was 1897, my panic-buying instinct would be Mark Twain. Because reports of its death have been exaggerated. Here’s what I’ve accumulated so far in the lead-up to our Japanese holiday: At a… Continue reading

Multicultural Kids Blogs Telephone VLog

This week the Multicultural Kids Bloggers are vlogging about family travel. By telephone. Well, it’s a conversation, you see, it’s like face time, around the world. My question came from Cordelia of Multilingual… Continue reading