Canadian Road Trip Part 1: Vancouver

This summer, Flea and I are exploring Canada and the Pacific North West, kicking off our 3 week trip in Vancouver. I’ve always wanted to visit Vancouver, and Flea said she wanted to do “lakes and woods” during her summer break this year. We flew from Heathrow to Vancouver with… View Post

Birthday Road Trip Detours

When you take a road trip, planning is essential. *nods wisely* Before we leave, I book all of our accommodation, plan our route out on Google Maps (taking an overview print out for reference), and create a spreadsheet with contact numbers of all the places we’re going to stay. So… View Post

Travel Bucket List: Idaho

Like thousands of British families, we love to travel to the USA – but does Idaho make your US travel bucket list? If you’re anything like me, you’ll be a bit, “Ida-who, now?” but after spending the day with Visit Idaho recently, I’m more than a bit sold. Basically, Idaho has… View Post

Things to do in Chicago when you’re 10

This Christmas, Flea and I wanted to take a trip, after a holiday we’d planned fell through. “Let’s go somewhere cold,” said Flea. “I want to go ice skating.”  And so we looked around and found some reasonable flights to Chicago, and found a great deal on rooms at the Four… View Post

California Road Trip: San Diego and La Jolla

Our California road trip continued South with a two-hour drive from Santa Monica to San Diego. Specifically, we were headed for La Jolla (pronounced la hoy-a), a district of San Diego that’s renowned for its beaches and surfing. There are loads of family-friendly things to do in San Diego –… View Post