Suitcases & Strollers

Suitcases & Strollers

Oregon

Long Haul Flights With Kids, With Jungle Girl Bindi Irwin

Teen conservationist, Bindi Irwin, knows a bit about flying with kids long haul. Since infancy she has been jetsetting around the globe for media appearances and television shows with her mother, Terri, brother Robert (10) and her (now deceased) famous father, the crocodile hunter Steve Irwin. Now aged 15, Bindi says flying with kids only gets easier as they get older. She shares her tips for surviving long distance flights with kids, from a kids’ perspective.

Read More

Car Safety Travel Tips: Kids Car Seats

Family holidays are supposed to be fun, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the usual safety measures you would be taking at home, especially when it comes to transporting kids in vehicles, says Dr. Ben Hoffman. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and the Medical Director of the Safety Center at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, USA tells suitcases&strollers why it is absolutely necessary to lug kids car seats everywhere you go when traveling with kids and why you should never use a cloth baby carrier as a child restraint in the car.

Read More

The Permanent Travellers, Part 5

Erin Bender of Travel With Bender has been travelling the world with her husband, Josh Bender, and two children Mia (5) and Caius (4) since May 2012. They have been all over North America, Europe and Southeast Asia with kids from Cancun to Aqaba, Cape Canaveral to Manila. Along the way they’ve experienced everything from petting tigers to eating their way around Greece (where they are now) and they’ve logged it all on their blog. Erin tells suitcases&strollers what she and her kids love about being permanent travellers (and it’s not quite so adventurous or unachievable as you’d think). 

Read More

Oregon, with Jungle Girl Bindi Irwin

In February self-confessed Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin went to visit her extended family in the US with her mum, Terri, and brother Robert (10). The 15-year-old daughter of crocodile hunter Steve Irwin might live in the Aussie outback, but she loves the snow. She tells suitcases&strollers why Oregon is one of her favourite family holiday destinations and why it’s a fantastic place to travel with kids.

Read More

Halloween As History Lesson

If you’re not a committed annual participant, then every October’s Halloween brings up the old debate. Is it commercialised, consumer nonsense or a way to introduce the kids to creativity, community and the history of other cultures? Abigail Denham-McQuillen, mother to Brooke (8) and Jeremy (5), tells suitcases&strollers why she thinks Halloween teaches children a bit about themselves, their neighbourhood and other places in the world – a cheap and cheerful way of accomplishing all the things that traveling with kids is all about.

Read More

Travelling with Pets

Amy Burkert and her husband have spent the last 3 years travelling with their dogs Ty (Shar-Pei) and Buster (German Shepherd) all over North America. Their experiences have sparked the very comprehensive pet accommodation database Go Pet Friendly, something like a Trip Advisor for travelling animals that even allows you to plan your road trips through North America in advance. She tells suitcases&strollers why travelling with pets is an important part of every family vacation.

Read More

Travelling with Allergies (& Dietary Requirements)

No, we’re not just talking fussy eating here. If you or anyone in your family has Crohne’s disease, is celiac or has an allergy to nuts, for example, watching what you eat while on holidays can literally save your life. Kim Koeller, President and CEO of Gluten Free Passport tells suitcases&strollers about how to travel safely with kids with allergies and dietary restrictions. 


Read More

Inflight Babysitting

Imagine arriving at the airport to find your own personal nanny waiting to help you get the bags through check-in whose sole purpose is to entertain your child during the flight. No more missed meals or bursting bladder, but a pleasurable experience where someone else helps take care of bubs and you actually get to relax on the plane. (Maybe you'll even get to watch an entire movie!) Want to know more? Read on… 

Read More

Travel Books (For Kids)

Sometimes learning about other cultures doesn’t even require you to open the front door. Whether it’s to prep for an upcoming holiday or just to encourage a desire to see the world, books can be an excellent inspiration for children and adults. Here are some fun travel-themed books for kids.

Read More

Exercise While Travelling: Cycling With Kids

Nancy Sathre-Vogel loves to ride a bike, so much so that in 2005 her family set off on their first cycling tour in the mountains near Boise, Idaho, USA with their sons Davy and Daryl (then 7 years old). The four day trip was such a success that in 2006 they spent a year cycling around the US and Mexico. Then in 2008 they hopped into the saddle in Alaska and rode 173,00 miles through 15 countries to reach the southern most tip of Argentina. The boys (then 10) hold the world record as the youngest people to cycle the Pan-American Highway. Nancy tells suitcases&strollers about the practicalities of riding bikes with kids. 

Read More


×
×