Avoiding Cyclists and Exploring Amsterdam’s Red Light District With Kids

It wasn’t until recently that I developed an intense longing to visit Amsterdam. For many years I was tainted by a North American’s view of Holland’s famed city… Continue reading


Cliff Jumping, Gelato Munching and a bit of Nudity in Croatia

 We only had a day’s notice before heading to Croatia for a much-needed five-day break from the gloomy weather that comprised spring in London… Continue reading


Surviving the Heat and Squishing into Tuk Tuks in Bangkok

The heat of Bangkok in March seeps into your bones and robs you of energy, leeching on to you like a sleeping child, a dead weight that makes walking a struggle… Continue reading


Close Encounters of the Animal Kind: Making Friends (and a few enemies) With The Wildlife in Bali

We weren’t expecting to be attacked by monkeys when setting off for the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, Bali… Continue reading


On the road again

Hitting the highway this summer? Here are 10 must-haves for anyone travelling with teens. Being stuck in a car with teenagers doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds… Continue reading


Escape holiday stress – literally

This year, take the strain out of the holidays by planning a family vacation. It’s no secret that the holidays are a stressful time. Scheduling parties, buying presents, cooking and cleaning for hours in preparation for a meal that will be eaten in minutes… Continue reading


Romantic Rome – with kids

The breeze is warm as it tenderly licks my bare shoulders. The sweat slowly drips down my chest as I welcome the stray water droplets that find their way to my skin from Bernini’s impeccable Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi… Continue reading


Singapore – With Kids

It was a cold, wet and windy day in London when my husband, Austin, daughter, Marley (6), son Pierce (5) and I boarded a flight to Singapore’s Changi airport… Continue reading

Go away!

Survived the holidays? Reward yourself with  a relaxing trip for two (no kids invited)  to one of these soothing spots… Continue reading