Category Archive: Travel with children

Jun 16

Review: Meet & Greet Service, Purple Parking at London Heathrow

We are really fortunate to have London Heathrow Airport as our closest airport. To have 80 different airlines flying to more than 180 destinations across the world is a big bonus when you enjoy travelling. We rarely fly from elsewhere.

Despite living under an hour away, getting to London Heathrow Airport …

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Feb 09

Griffith Park & Hollywood Part 1: From the Stars Above…

When we returned to Los Angeles for the third week of our month in California we were curious to head inland. The first week of our stay had been based in the trendy and eclectic LA seaside hub of Santa Monica but I longed to get a bit closer to …

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Jan 19

Kit Review: LittleLife Ultralight S3 Child Carrier

The LittleLife Ultralight S3 Child Carrier has to be one of the pieces of kit I’m most excited to share with you on Baby Routes. We’ve used LittleLife products in the Baby Routes household for several years now and been impressed. Their kit has always seemed great quality and their brand mission to …

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Dec 03

Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Kids Part 2: Presents for Mini Globe-Trotters & World Curious Children

Whether your child is a full-blown jetsetting mini-traveller or is just curious about the world, this is a list of gift ideas that will hopefully inspire them to learn more and get them planning their next adventure. Got another great idea for a gift to give a mini globe-trotter? Please comment below and help add …

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Dec 02

Wildlife Wednesday: Whale Watching at Dana Point, CA

In week two of our California trip we moved down to the Orange County coast and there was one thing I could not wait to do. Go whale and dolphin watching.

California is renowned for having some of the best whale and dolphin watching in the world, with …

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Nov 24

8 Fun Things to Do with Young Children in Santa Monica, CA

We spent the first week of our California trip in Santa Monica, LA’s famous beach-side city. As places to stay in LA. go Santa Monica is pretty family friendly and has a lot going on. It was a perfect place to take life easy and adjust to the US and …

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Oct 27

Santa Monica by Bus (no, you don’t always need a car in LA)!

As we headed out for the afternoon in Santa Monica last week we passed the friendly lady in our local corner store. We exchanged a few pleasantries and she asked us where we were going.

”The Natural History Museum in Downtown LA.’ I told her.

‘By bus?’ she asked incredulously, taking in my bulging rucksack-come-child-carrier, …

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Oct 09

Flying Long-Haul with Babies and Young Children with Virgin Atlantic, Part 1: Flight booking tips

We are counting down the days until we head to California. As it gets closer the reality of flying long-haul solo with an in-lap infant and a soon-to-be 4 year old is dawning on me. Whilst I try and wriggle my flight-averse legs under a hopefully slumbering toddler, my husband will be lording …

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Oct 06

The Family Travel Show: Win tickets to Olympia, London

Travel is one of my great loves. Discovering beautiful and fascinating new places, learning about a new culture and discovering a million little granules of knowledge that you’d never have acquired at home – these are just a few of the reasons why I love exploring the world. Travelling with kids makes that experience even …

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Jul 14

Departing for Scilly: Voyaging by Sea on the Scillonian III

In our household the moment of departure for a trip is always the start of the holiday. Up until that point we are in chaos- washing last minute clothes, watering plants, catching children, unpacking and repacking for the third time…Then, after the ring of an uncharitably early alarm clock, it is time for …

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