Last Updated 31/07/2019.
Flying into first place is Mini Travellers, a family travel blog with the sole aim of proving that having a young family shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world. Mini Travellers is the creation of Karen Beddow and her husband Matt, and they share ideas for holidays and day trips, from family friendly festivals in the UK to tips on surviving a safari with kids. Each post on Mini Travellers is accompanied with beautiful photography, thanks to Matt, bringing each trip to life for the readers. Mixed in with detailed posts of their family trips and adventures, Karen also reviews the must-have equipment for family holidays, from baby carriers to cool bags.
Tin Box Traveller was created by Claire Hall back in 2012 while she was on maternity leave. What originally started as a passion project has now turned into her full-time job. Tin Box Traveller covers a variety of family trips, from action-packed holidays in Greece to glamping in Devon, all packed with tips on how to keep both kids and adults happy on holiday. Tin Box Traveller has a section dedicated to packing lists, so whether you’re off on a beach holiday or getting back to nature with a camping trip, you’ll find a handy list of what to take in your suitcase.
Nichola West started Globalmouse Travels as a place to share her love of travelling and the adventures she has exploring the world with her family. Keen to not be tourists when visiting a new country, Globalmouse Travels covers the more unusual experiences, whether it’s taking the overnight train to Tangier or discovering the less well-known museums in New York, such as The Tenement Museum. Nichola and her family also explore the UK, posting reviews of restaurants and hotels to help other families find the best places to stay, from camping in the Lake District to afternoon tea in London.
The Family Adventure Project was created by husband and wife team, Stuart and Kirstie. The pair share a passion for independent travel with their three children, using their blog as a place to share their long-term experiment of doing adventurous things as a family. The Family Adventure Project encourages readers to experience new challenges as a family and try to have an adventure every day, from exploring the beautiful countryside of Kirkby Lonsdale to discovering the history of Charleston, South Carolina.
Cathy Winston is the brains behind MummyTravels. A lover of travel with a desire to visit every country, Cathy was determined not to swap her suitcase for a pushchair but to keep on exploring. MummyTravels has plenty of tips for travelling with a little one, especially when it comes to single parent travel and exploring new countries, from where to book to the type of trip to plan. Cathy has also started a family travel podcast, Kidventures, which is perfect for any parent looking for travel ideas on their commute!
The Pigeon Pair and Me was created by Nell Heshram, a travel editor and writer from London. Sharing the adventures she has with Daddy D and the Pigeons, Austin and Gwen, Nell posts travel tips and recommendations of places to visit both in the UK and around the world. The Pigeon Pair and Me reviews hotels and trips, from an afternoon tea at the Cutty Sark to a holiday cottage in Wales. Packed with essential lists, including packing tips and the best family beaches in Cornwall, The Pigeon Pair and Me is one to bookmark if you’re planning your family summer holiday.
Samantha Rickleton is mum of three and creator of North East Family Fun, a family travel blog dedicated to sharing the adventures she has with her family as they explore the UK and beyond, whatever the weather. As her children have grown up, Samantha has faced new parenting challenges and posts tips and advice on how to find days out and experiences that tweens can enjoy. North East Family Fun covers activities and days out in the North of England but also further afield, from camping near Venice to planning the ultimate family holiday in Florida.
New Yorker and travel loving Shoba created Just Go Places to share ideas and inspiration for family travel with a touch of luxury. Just Go Places tells the adventures Shoba and her family have in far-flung places around the world, from geothermal bath tours of Iceland to a family trip to the pyramids. Just Go Places also shares honest parenting fails, helping other families learn from their travel mistakes and plan even better trips.
Katja Gaskell started globetotting when she was living in India and quickly realised there was a lack of information available for parents like her who wanted to explore Delhi as a family. A travel writer by trade, Katja brings her years of travel experience to globetotting and has grown her blog into a trusted source for families looking for a new adventure, whether it’s recommendations of kid-friendly places to eat in Jamaica or where not to take children in Greece, globetotting has it all.
Kiddieholidays was created by Jo Addison to help families with babies and toddlers find the best holidays and days out, sharing the top self-catering cottages and glamping experiences for little ones. Kiddieholidays has a wealth of information when it comes to finding the perfect places to stay, so whether you need to be by the sea or have plenty of activities on tap, Kiddieholidays has recommendations and reviews for all types of holiday and each one is kid-friendly.
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