Where do you get your family travel inspiration?
For me, it is without a doubt from family travel blogs; families who are either travelling around the world, dashing on European getaways every free weekend and holiday they have, and those who stay closer to home with UK family days out.
This year I thought I’d share some of my absolute favourite family travel bloggers, all of which I’m sure will inspire you too.
Not wanting to halt her globetrotting adventures when she became a mum, Elizabeth has travelled with her two daughters (now 5 and 1) since they were just a few weeks old. As a journalist, she wanted to combine her love of writing and travel as well as inspire others and help them travel the world with kids in two. The family enjoy seeking out luxury escapes and some of their recent travels have taken them to Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Singapore. Skiing is another passion and they love a road trip, embarking on jaunts to Sweden, France and Italy.
As a London local, expect to find inspiration for days out and tips for exploring the capital. 2018 sees them gearing up for a tour of Mexico as well as trips to Tuscany and France’s Dordogne region. Follow Wander Mum to find out more and get your family travel fix.
Practically Perfect Mums – Family Travel & Other Adventures!
Jane is a video professional, vlogger, writer and mother of three boys, aged 9, 11 and 13.
On her websites Practically Perfect Mums and Taking 5, Jane looks at the highs and lows of travelling as a family of five with school aged children. she offers genuinely useful tips about getting the best family holiday deals without sacrificing the certain level of luxury which she likes to enjoy as a more mature mother! She shares popular travel videos and vlogs on her YouTube Channel PPMsTV.
Jane also writes about what’s going on in Bristol and North Somerset where she lives. She co-founded and co-runs Bristol Travel Massive Chapter as well as being actively involved in the Bristol Bloggers and Influencers group. She’s regularly invited to write and review on behalf of hotels, PR Agencies and leading travel brands and Jane and her family are always up for new travel adventures.
If you’re thinking of travelling as a family of five, why not check out some of Jane’s popular features, such as How to plan the best family trip to Normandy, find out Everything you need to know about Valleyfest music festival or discover fun things to do in Bristol, Jane’s hometown.
Zena began her blog in 2014 after having her 2 young daughters. You can read all about her inspiring story here. What is really lovely about Zena’s blog is she is passionate about travel in all its guises. She doesn’t let having a family stop her following her passion for seeing as much of the world as possible and is committed to encouraging her children and others to do the same. Check out her solo trip to Edinburgh or find out all about exploring Hamburg with a 3 year old to help you plan your next adventure. Zena also writes about parenting and lifestyle, so it’s like dipping into a magazine, all you need is a cuppa to go with it.
Travel Mad Mum
When Karen, UK Travel Blogger of the Year 2017, unexpectedly found out she was pregnant, the thoughts of giving of her lifestyle and extensive travel plans was daunting. After some consideration, she felt really excited about incorporating her baby into her usual lifestyle rather than changing it. She used her maternity leave, with both children to take a gap year backpacking around the world. Daughter Esme has been to 30+ countries, whilst seven month old Quinn has been to 15+. Travel Mad Mum finds using maternity leave in this way provides an amazing time for family bonding. ‘It’s easier than being at home, managing a household, especially as both parents are around at all times”. Karen writes destination guides, product reviews and top tips to make it easy for parents who love to travel.
The Wandermust Family are on a global adventure to prove that luxury travel doesn’t have to stop once you have a family. Their fearless approach to travel means that no type of travel or destination is off limits. 2018 is the year of their round the world trip where they will be sharing their top travel tips, product reviews, destination guides and itineraries and of course reviews of the best the world has to offer. Leona, her husband and 2 year old toddler are committed to seeing the world in style and their blog is certainly one to follow for 2018!