Why Japan is a family friendly destination

Japan, the land of the rising sun. Japan is awash with wonderful flavours, colours and experiences unique to Japan. Japan has often been misconstrued as a destination only worthy of childless couples or graduate students looking for a fulfilling gap year. However, the tranquil and busy nature of Japan provides a balance which provides your family with a wonderful experience.

Upcoming Japan blog series

As of writing, we have just completed our trip to Japan. In tow with my wife and our daughter, we visited Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. To say the experience was overwhelming, would be an understatement. Over the upcoming weeks, I will be blogging about our experiences in Japan: the best places to explore with your…

In defence of seeking new travel experiences with your child

Part of the reason why I started this blog was to de-stigmatise the culture of family travel/ travel with your children. There is a perception that family travel is just an additional chore on top of the conglomerate of tasks parents/ caregivers inherit. Instead, travel should be viewed through the prism of ensuring that your…

Jakarta: a guide to surviving a big city with your child

In this blog I provide tips to survive a big bustling metropolis using my daughter’s experience within Jakarta. The challenge presented to you and your child is your ability as a parent to practice the art of patience. Traveling with a child is in itself a challenge on its own, but traveling within a huge metropolis does test your patience as a parent.

Batu: Indonesia’s secret city of exploration for kids.

On this particular journey, we visited Batu’s secret Zoo and Museum Angkut. This city provided Ariana with the opportunity to develop her sense of exploration. Becoming explorative in nature provides an avenue for children to become involved and confident learners.

Indonesia: Best dishes and meals for your child

The Indonesian diet was once pessimistically described to me as a diet of sugar and oil. This is in reference to the many fried and sugary dishes Indonesian cuisines inherently possesses. This blog is aimed at dispelling the aforementioned misconception, in order to have a reassuring and fulfilling culinary experience when you travel with your…

Indonesia: the best family friendly places to visit

In this post, I focus on the best family friendly places to visit with your child outside of Bali and Jakarta. When it comes to Indonesia, Bali and Jakarta are the automatic destinations of choice. However there’s much more to Indonesia than Bintang singlets, reenactments of “Eat Pray Love” in Ubud, or grand shopping experiences…

Indonesia: transport guide for kids

In this blog, I focus on the best transport options when traveling with your child. It is quite confronting when you are not familiar with Indonesia’s transport system. The tips below will hopefully provide clarity, whilst you travel to and within Indonesia with your children. Flight and airport tips If you are flying Internationally to…

Why you should travel to Indonesia

I love Indonesia, I enjoy the country everytime I visit. Below are some of my personal reasons, as to why I love traveling to Indonesia. The People Most Indonesians you meet will be able to speak more than one local language!! Amazing right? That immediately tells me that an Indonesian possesses greater motor skills than…

Indonesia: Family travel series

As a vanity project due to my personal love of Indonesia, it would be remiss of me to provide a guide for the best ways to enhance your next journey to Indonesia. I have been to Indonesia countless times. My best adventures have been with my daughter as seen on my blog- Why travelling to…

Tips to enhance your child’s travel experience

“Collect experiences not things”. It is a common proverb seen on most social media timelines, commonly in the form of a meme. However when it comes to children and travel, the very thought for some parents is as appealing as another pregnancy cramp. If you’re concerned your next family trip will be a laborious experience…