Safari at Uda Walawe National Park

elephant herd

We spent an afternoon on safari in Uda Walawe National Park (Sri Lanka) and were well rewarded with what we got to see. I think my favourite has to be the baby elephant, who, according to our guide, was only 1 week old. The astounding variety of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles was the biggest highlight for [...] . . . → Read More: Safari at Uda Walawe National Park

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka

coastline

We’ve just returned from a wonderful 2 week break exploring a tiny portion of Sri Lanka. Although it is close to Dubai (4.5hr flight), we’ve not yet ventured in that direction. What we discovered was an amazing lush green paradise, rich in history, culture and wildlife, with stunning beaches and with plenty of activities for [...] . . . → Read More: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka

The Barefoot World Atlas

Barefoot Atlas

I recently discovered a wonderful app called Barefoot World Atlas, it’s perfect for kids who love to travel or for kids just generally interested in our big blue planet (and I think majority of little people fall into this category). I always have a play with an app before I hand it over to my [...] . . . → Read More: The Barefoot World Atlas

Living Above the Cloud Line

Living Above the Clouds

We found ourselves living above the Dubai cloud line this week. The city is normally sunny and cloudless so photo opportunities such as this don’t come along every day. What a surreal view of Sheikh Zayed Road! Happy New Year 2013 to all!! For more great photos from other travellers, check out Photo Friday at Deliciousbaby.com.   . . . → Read More: Living Above the Cloud Line

The BubbleBum Booster Car Seat Review

BubbleBum

Car seat safety is a hot topic of conversation that crops up among mums when talking about travelling internationally with young kids. So much so that I’ve written a couple of posts before about my dilemma of ‘should I take my baby/toddler car seat with me or organise one at our destination’. I recently was given [...] . . . → Read More: The BubbleBum Booster Car Seat Review

Where Have I Been?

Kindle

Well it has certainly been a long hot summer. We’ve spent part of our summer in New York and Canada, and for the rest of the time we’ve been in Dubai where the daily temperatures have been soaring in the high 40s (104 – 118 F). I’ve had some time out from my blog in [...] . . . → Read More: Where Have I Been?

Little Observations on Jet Lag and Toddlers

Toddler jet lag

Quite often, when people visit my blog, they’re looking for tips on jet lag. In fact, this post is about jet lag and young kids and is one of the most frequently viewed posts on Baby Loves to Travel. We’ve done a couple of recent trips where the impact of jet lag on my toddlers [...] . . . → Read More: Little Observations on Jet Lag and Toddlers

Road Trips with Young Children

Road trip

Discover some handy road travel tip in this guest post supported by Carhiremarket.com Travelling by car with young children can actually be easier than flying as you can take so much more with you and those small people seem to always need so much ‘stuff’. Living in a city, you can rely on public transport [...] . . . → Read More: Road Trips with Young Children

Toddler Travelogue: Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui Elephant Ride

At the start of the year one of my best friends from Australia sent me a text somewhat along the lines of “let’s meet somewhere tropical and let’s make it happen!” Considering that she’d just had her 2nd baby 2 months earlier, as well as having a 22 month old, and the fact that we live [...] . . . → Read More: Toddler Travelogue: Koh Samui, Thailand

The SnoozeShade: Review, Plus Offer

SnoozeShade_Plus

Dubai is a sunny place, in fact perhaps one of the sunniest places on the planet. On average rain falls here 5 days a year here (yes you read correctly!) and I remember Miss M recently shouting with excitement ‘Look mummy a cloud’ as a little fluffy cloud floated high in the sky. So needless to say [...] . . . → Read More: The SnoozeShade: Review, Plus Offer