Worldschooling: how to make the world your classroom

What do you think kids will remember? Things they’ve read about in books or things they’ve experienced on their own? Imagine that everything other kids learn in school, your child could try by himself, right from the source. There are no class hours, no distraction of formal curriculum and no limitations of your free time. Imagine you can show your child all those amazing pieces of art other kids only … Read more

Fun things to do in Haarlem with kids

Haarlem is our hometown so we know all the ins and outs of this charming Dutch city. Granted city rights in 1245, Haarlem is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands. It has a colorful history and a beautiful historic city center. And family-friendly Haarlem is great for a city trip with kids. Check out all the things you can do in Haarlem with kids! Also read: Family friendly … Read more

Diving holidays with young kids

A diving holiday with a toddler, is that even possible? It certainly isn’t a very obvious choice. But during our 10-month trip around South East Asia we discovered it’s actually very doable. We’ll tell you which dive destinations we’ve visited and give you tips on how to select the best dive spots that are fun for the whole family. Even with a toddler you can visit world-class dive sites! This … Read more

5 tips for successful city breaks with kids

Like all travel changes when you have kids, the same goes for city trips. Family city trips really aren’t the same as city trips for couples, especially when you have young kids. Regular breaks for food, play and relaxation are requirements for a fun city trip with kids. And you really shouldn’t leave your hotel or Airbnb apartment without a daypack full of snacks, baby wipes and your baby carrier. … Read more

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Crafty-Loving Traveler

Christmas is just around the corner, and you are going to have to think of gifts to give to your near and dear ones. In case of creative and wanderlusting family and friends, check out these great Christmas gift ideas which perfectly combine their passions for travel and crafts. If you love crafting yourself, think of how much fun you’ll have creating the perfect personalized handmade gifts. Our gift ideas … Read more

Best baby carrier: Manduca baby carrier review

FlipFlopGlobetrotters.com - blog: review manduca baby carrier - carrying our son in Tangkoko NPIf you search online, you’ll find many discussions about ‘the best’ baby carrier’. Manduca vs Ergobaby and Manduca vs Tula seem to be the biggest debates, although there are many other excellent baby carrier brands. We’ve found a baby carrier to be absolutely essential when traveling with young kids. There are even special lightweight travel baby carriers. Check out our Manduca baby carrier review below.

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Top 10 tips for gluten-free travel with kids

With the holidays just around the corner, many are counting down the days to their long-awaited vacations. Traveling as a coeliac can be difficult and traveling with a child or children suffering from a gluten intolerance or allergy can be more so. But gluten-free travel is possible! Especially with these 10 tips for traveling with kids with coeliac disease. Luckily many travel destinations are becoming more and more familiar with … Read more

How to provide proof of onward travel

For those of you seasoned travelers and digital nomads, you’ve probably found yourself in this situation at least once in your traveling career. You want to visit a foreign country but in order to enter the country in the first place, you need to proof that you will eventually leave again. Since a lot of the time we travel on one-way tickets, not sure when we want to leave, or … Read more

A day trip to Haarlem Netherlands with kids – itinerary

Although a lot of foreigners never make it past Amsterdam, The Netherlands really have a lot to offer for such a small country. Visiting Haarlem should definitely be on your list of things to do in The Netherlands. Haarlem, only about 15 minutes away from Amsterdam by train, is a great place to spend a day during your family’s stay in Holland. Haarlem has some great petting zoos, lovely family-friendly … Read more

Flying with infants and toddlers – 10 tried and tested tips

Our little boy has been on over 25 flights. That’s more than most people we know… and he’s only a toddler. He’s a proper little world traveler! On his first flight, he was only 3 months old. For him flying is as normal as taking a train or a bus. After 10 months of travel, 25 flights and 32.645 miles, it’s time to share some of our tried and tested … Read more

Best kid friendly places for lunch in Haarlem

We’re having a lot of fun rediscovering our hometown Haarlem. There’s so much to do and see! The second post in this series about fun things to do in Haarlem with kids is about kid-friendly cafes. Whether you are sightseeing in Haarlem for a day or staying here longer, it’s always good to know the best places to go for a coffee or lunch with your child. If you’re coming … Read more

7 budget travel tips for short-term travel

Long-term travel isn’t in the stars for us right now due to family circumstances, but we need to satisfy our wanderlust one way or another. Since short-term travel is relatively expensive I started thinking about ideas for affordable short-term travel. Here are the budget travel tips that I came up with so far. I’m not (yet) seeing how we can combine tropical, scuba destinations, short term and affordable travel and … Read more

Kids travel accessories – our top 5

When you search the internet you will find tons of kids travel accessories. From brightly colored suitcases and lightweight travel strollers to kids travel pillows and kids sunglasses. One even more expensive than the other. But we travel with a toddler who can’t carry his own luggage yet, got our stroller second hand, don’t need a travel pillow because he sleeps everywhere anyway and we’ve hardly used his sunglasses. So … Read more

A visit to Kawasan Falls

On Saturday November 21st we did another motorbike tour. We decided to see if we could find the Kawasan Falls. They’re located on Bohol about 22km from Tagbilaran. According to our Airbnb host Sander they were nice for swimming. Sounded good to us! It was a bit of a drive, but quite scenic. We weren’t exactly sure where to find them, but armed with a little map we found on … Read more

Our visit to Wilpattu National park

The morning started really early. We needed to be in Wilpattu National Park just after sun-up to hopefully see some elephants, bears or leopards. So we got up at 5AM, woke Jace and got ready to leave. The owner of our guesthouse was already up. We thought he only arranged a driver for us, but to our surprise he was coming with us himself. Bevary Holiday Home is a nice … Read more

Six months on the road…

Pretty much unnoticed we passed the half way point of our Big Adventure a few days ago. Six months on the road with our little world traveler! And what’s even better… we have another six months to go! So far: 🙂 We traveled by plane, train, car, bus, boat, motorcycle, scooter, horse carriage and becak,  🙂 visited 5 countries, 🙂 went to 16 destinations, 🙂 took 11 flights, 🙂 and … Read more

Cheapest way to get to Nusa Lembongan, Bali

How to get to Nusa Lembongan? Getting from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan (or Ubud to Nusa Lembongan via Sanur) really isn’t rocket science. But… it’s easy to overpay. So let us share our golden tip for getting the cheapest fast boat to Lembongan. After our stay in Ubud, we left for Nusa Lembongan. Wayan, the owner of Kas Komala (our lovely homestay in Ubud), arranged a car with a driver … Read more

Travel with kids: 10 major differences

Travel with kids, is it really so different? Yes it is! Before we left on our Big Adventure, long term traveling around South East Asia, we had some ideas about how traveling with an infant and later a toddler would be different from traveling as a couple. But the reality is always different! In this post we share the 10 major differences we discovered. Having traveled a fair bit as … Read more

How to get cheap mobile internet in Indonesia

When we first arrived in Indonesia, we just went to one of the many mobile phone stores/counters and asked them for a mobile internet package. This turned out much more expensive then we thought. Here’s how you get a much better deal. Free wifi everywhere, for real? Even though most accommodations (and supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants etc.) in Bali offer free wifi, it isn’t always very reliable. For example the … Read more