Tag Archive: travel

Clash Of The Suitcases: Toddlers v Nonagenarians

Judging by your comments on the last post, you’re about to be shocked. And then excited! See, one of the first things I did when we started talking about this trip was invite… Continue reading

Packing Cabin Baggage For Kids

Recently, someone asked me what we pack into our hand luggage when flying with kids. Specifically, what happened was my father hoisted our bag into the car at the airport, exclaiming, “Heavens above! What… Continue reading

Ways To Stop Young Travellers Getting Overstimulated (Without Resorting To Actual Sensory Deprivation)

In every discussion I’ve had about travelling with young babies, somebody will say, “Oh, babies are so easy! You just put them in the stroller/carrier and they sleep while you go sightseeing!” My… Continue reading

This one weird trick to save money for travel – which isn’t what you think – was invented by a mum, will restore your faith in humanity, and your doctor doesn’t want you to know about it

A few weeks ago, Æ emerged from the study in a great flap of excitement asking if I knew how much money was in our bank account. I glanced at the calendar and… 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

Yeah, but, like, we’re totally going to Phuket

Somehow I never managed to work this in to my post about Leon’s seven-hundred-kilometre bike ride from Bangkok to Phuket, entitled Guess Who’s Going To Phuket? I meant to. But anyway, we’re going… Continue reading

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Train

Different things inspire different people to go on different holidays. In our case, it was a backpack, a refund, and some hoarded money. The refund was our flip-key deposit from our trip to… Continue reading

Singapore Public Transport: Now With Extra Free! (and/or expenses, depending on demographic)

It happened. The controversial Singapore public transport fare hike and the accompanying round of concessions. Last week we ran down P’s child-sized ez-link card and set it aside for a year of free transport,… Continue reading

The Quest for Kiriake Springs

It was an astonishing journey – a wild goose chase across Nagano Prefecture along icy, mountain roads, in a hired minivan slightly shorter than the prevailing walls of snow – but we were… Continue reading

Helicopter Swimming

I’ll get back to our holiday to Japan, I will, but first I want to tell you about something that happened today. We went helicopter swimming. It’s not as fun as that sounds.… Continue reading