I Love Phants Lodge review

View from room at I Love Phants Lodge - Wildlife Friends Foundation

The I Love Phants Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge located on the extensive grounds of the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand. Not only do you get to stay in a very nice room or bungalow, but you also get to see and experience the work of this wonderful foundation up close. Which is exactly why we chose to stay here! How cool to have elephants as your neighbors! You can see … Read more

Best camping gifts for dad

best camping gifts for dad

Men are notoriously difficult to shop for, but if dad is an avid camper or outdoorsy person you’re in luck. You’ll have your choice of Father’s Day gifts, gifts for dad’s birthday or Christmas gifts for your dad… There are plenty of fantastic camping gifts for men and this post with the best camping gifts will give you lots of inspiration for cool camping gifts for dad. It’s so much … Read more

The best Father’s Day gifts 2021 – for dads that love travel

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In case it has slipped your mind, Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June. As parents, it would of course be nice to be celebrated (or at least appreciated) every day but since that’s not likely to happen we’ll have to settle for once a year during Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. I don’t know about you, but I find it quite a struggle to come up with a … Read more

Best free travel printables for kids

Best free travel printables for kids

Printables are a great solution for travel. They’re low-budget and easy to bring along. Whether you are looking for fun travel games, need something for your kids to do while you’re driving to grandma, are focusing your unit studies on travel, transport, or a particular country or just want to pretend-travel with your kids, you’re sure to find what you need in this post. From road trip bingo to free … Read more

The best mothers day gift ideas 2021 – for moms that love to travel

Best Mother's Day gift ideas guide

In case you may have forgotten, Mother’s Day is the second Friday in May. Of course, mothers should be celebrated every day, but since that’s generally not the case why not get your mother an extra special Mother’s Day gift? Moms often say they ‘already have everything’ so it might take a bit of effort to come up with something thoughtful and creative. Be assured, this will only make her … Read more

24 ways to travel without leaving home

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For those of us with a severe case of wanderlust, not being able to travel is hard. We just have those itchy feet and the travel bug can cause unrest and dissatisfaction. Right now the Corona virus is really messing up everybody’s travel plans and most of us are self-isolating or even in self-quarantine. Keep dreaming though, eventually travel will resume! But even without de pandemic COVID-19 there are many … Read more

The 20 best travel gifts for kids

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If like me, you sometimes struggle a bit to come up with original and fun gifts for your travel-loving family members or friends, don’t worry. I’ve done the work for you! This list of the best travel gifts for kids offers you lots of inspiration. Great gift ideas for traveling children and travel-inspired presents for kids and families that love travel and explore. Looking for travel presents for your significant … Read more

Worldschooling: how to make the world your classroom

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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

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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

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Although a lot of foreigners never make it past Amsterdam, The Netherlands really has a lot to offer for such a small country. 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 restaurants and beautiful historical buildings. I always find that insider tips from locals can change … 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

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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