Travel opens our eyes to a world of new experiences and gives us a different perspective on life. What better way to teach your children about the world than to let them see it first hand? A child’s curiosity is the perfect fit for travel and you’ll probably end up being guided by them!
If you’ve not travelled with kids before and you’re in need of a few pointers, these top 20 family travel bloggers (in no particular order) are here to offer a wealth of experience. From surviving long haul flights with a baby to educational days out, they’ve got it covered…
Co-founder of the hugely popular BritMums collective, Susanna shares her experiences of travelling with her husband and three girls. Join them as they explore the world together: from hiking in San Francisco to learning to fish in Wales. The blog is packed full of advice on family-friendly travel so it’s a fantastic resource if you’re booking a trip somewhere with your tribe.
As Globetotting’s authors, Katja and Victoria, point out, “You won’t find reviews of Disney here but you will find tips on how to visit Machu Picchu with kids.” That’s because their blog is all about adventurous travel with children, from trekking in Nepal to climbing pyramids in Mexico. Their aim is to inspire and inform families who want to travel the world together.
Christine Koh is the brains behind this brilliant Boston-based blog about what to see, where to go and how to keep kids entertained and active. You’ll find everything from how to pack for your travels to tempting recipes the whole family will love. Christine is a regular on the speaking circuit and has been featured in many magazines so she certainly knows a thing or two about family travel.
One of the main reasons for taking kids on holiday is to broaden their horizons and allow them to experience the world, first hand. The Educational Tourist is the ideal resource if you want to both entertain and educate your children during your travels. From tips on how to keep teens engaged on holiday to visiting volcanoes in Hawaii, there’s never a dull moment with The Educational Tourist.
Journalist Anna and web designer and photographer Thomas are proof that having a baby doesn’t mean you can’t travel the world. Along with their two daughters, Hanna and Mila, the family has hiked through New Zealand, travelled around the Black Sea and explored Central America. Their blog is packed full of tips and advice on how to travel with kids, without limitations.
Katie started Mummy Daddy Me in 2011 as a way to stay creative while on maternity leave. Since then, the family has expanded to five and the blog has become an essential read for other families interested in travel. Join them on their travels around the world, from sightseeing holidays in European cities to days out in the UK.
While the Travel Mamas focus is to provide travel tips, packing lists and destination write-ups, the team behind this blog believe that parents need a holiday or two kid-free. With this in mind, you’ll also find reviews of romantic getaways for you and your other half, and top tips on holidays with friends.
As the name suggests, you don’t have to be a grown-up to travel. This blog is brimming with advice for all aspects of taking children on holiday. Posts include how to keep kids safe when travelling, ideas for ways of entertaining little ones when going from A to B and reviews of the latest travel gadgets.
Claire, her husband, two children and their Labrador are the protagonists of Tin Box Traveller, and their tales of family holidays and days out are a fantastic read. Between them, they’ve had their passports checked in 28 countries over the years and in 2016, their adventures have taken them all over the UK and in Europe.
Nottingham-based writer and traveller Penny loves the great outdoors; and her travel blog, featuring her two children, husband and greyhound, is an inspiring read. Whether the family are glamping in Northumberland or catching some sun in Portugal, their enthusiasm and energy is infectious.
The Reese family have well and truly caught the travel bug! In 2014, the family began a journey of travelling more than 150 a days a year reviewing and writing about their favourite destinations and resorts. You won’t find stories of camping and “roughing it”, but if you want ideas on some extra special places to see, you’re in the right place.
If you like to travel in luxury and enjoy the finer things in life, then you’ll love Chic Family Travels. Tamala and her family have stayed in stunning hotels in the Maldives, taken a VIP tour of Disney World and much, much more. Their blog is also full of helpful advice on how to travel with toddlers in tow and how to get the best deal on a luxury holiday.
Eager to escape the nine-to-five, this nomadic family escaped the rat race in search of a more fulfilling lifestyle… and that’s exactly what they got. Their travels have taken them through Central America and Southeast Asia, homeschooling and working as they go. If you’ve always dreamed of upping sticks and living a life of adventure, be sure to check out this blog.
The Wandering Wagars are Kevin and Christina, who firmly believe that travel is an “unmatched educational tool” to help their two boys grow, culturally and intellectually. The family have travelled in Europe, the USA and beyond, and their adventures are a truly inspiring read for any other families thinking about taking the plunge and setting off in search of adventure.
This well-travelled family consisting of American expat Shobha, her husband and her two children have some amazing travel experiences to share. They’ve enjoyed a sleepover at the British Museum, taken a turn around the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, indulged in some Portuguese pastries in Sao Paolo and much, much more. Visit their blog to see where they’ll travel next.
If you’ve never travelled with kids before and are in need of a few pointers, then FamiliesGo! is a great place to start. You’ll find product reviews, travel itineraries and practical tips, such as how to fly long haul with a baby. Bookmark this blog as it’s one to come back to time and time again.
Wife, mother and travel writer Sally-Ann began blogging in 2014 to share her experiences of travelling with toddlers. Since then, the blog has grown from strength to strength and has become an invaluable resource for other travelling families. Her foolproof guides on how to manage on various transport journeys and ideas on where to stay are must-reads.
Whether it’s simply planting pansies in the garden or snorkelling in the Barrier Reef, the Kid Bucket List blog is a great way of helping your children make memories that will last a lifetime. The great thing about a Bucket List is that it can be whatever your want it to be and, as your interests change, your Bucket List changes with you. If you need some ideas on how to get started, this blog will be just what you’re looking for.
This coffee-loving Canadian mum of four loves to travel and her children are right on board with her. From travel destinations across the world to family-friendly days out in Canada, you’ll find it here. And if you’re feeling peckish at the end of a long day spent exploring, the blog has some reinvigorating recipes the whole family will love.
If you’ve been holding back from booking a dream holiday abroad, then have no fear, Kids on a Plane is here to allay your worries. From helping you stick to your holiday budget to keeping children safe and happy while travelling, Kids on a Plane has got it covered.